Using SAP® ILM with EASY WebDAV for ILM

Since 2018, a uniform regulation for the protection of personal data has applied throughout the European Union: the EU General Data Protection Regulation. Companies in particular had to – and still must if they haven’t yet – deal intensively with the subject. This especially affects companies whose focus is on digitized business processes.


Do you use EASY Archive in combination with an SAP ERP system – and are therefore required to archive in compliance with the GDPR? Then your search is at an end. EASY SOFTWARE has the right interface between EASY Archive and the leading SAP ERP system: EASY WebDAV for ILM. Do you want to know how EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM works?

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The use of SAP ILM in the company

Many if not most data in numerous places in SAP have a personal reference or can occasionally be related to people. Master data such as the central business partner, the customer, supplier and employees generally contain identifying characteristics, such as name, address and phone number. Therefore, these data and documents in SAP are subject to the requirements of the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

As a result, the customer must implement technical measures which meet the requirements for the deletion or blocking of such personal data. These technical and organizational measures (TOM) specifically include the implementation of SAP Information Lifecycle Management – abbreviated SAP ILM.

With the creation of a comprehensive blocking and deletion concept, the definition of a valid lifecycle management of data and documents and the use of SAP ILM, the company receives the ability to meet the requirements for the mandatory implementation of the GDPR. That way, fines for specific violations of data protection are permanently avoided and financial risks are minimized.

Furthermore, the company obtains an effective lifecycle management of its data and can thus meet the requirements of digitization much more strongly

SAP Information Lifecycle Management

All personal data have a lifecycle. SAP Net Weaver ILM (SAP NetWeaver Information Lifecycle Management) adds the ability to manage the lifecycle more productively and to control archived data and documents based on rules to the standard SAP delivery. SAP NetWeaver ILM uses expanded data archiving functions specific to SAP ILM.

The mechanism between SAP ILM, EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM & EASY Archive

With the use of EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM as an extension to SAP ILM, you gain the ability to conform with all comprehensive requirements for the mandatory implementation of the GDPR. In particular, EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM meets the requirement for providing ILM-capable storage for archive data and archive documents. The following illustration shows the interaction of SAP ILM, EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM and EASY Archive.

What does EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM do for the ILM in EASY Archive?

EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM includes the ILM-capable storage of document archives via an EASY WebDAV server. With that, EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM meets all the requirements of SAP for ILM-capable storage:

  • Definition and management of retention policies
  • Storage and retention of information in file systems
  • Simplified blocking and deletion of data and documents (as a subfunction of the information retention management scenario (IRM) of SAP ILM)
  • Elimination of data or documents from the archive or a database
  • Establishment of extraordinary blocking periods, including the support of preservation of evidence procedures

Cost-optimized data archiving before S/4HANA Movement

R/3 goes, S/4HANA comes – Plan your the movement cost-effectively

Moving to the new S/4HANA system requires enormous resources. Everything needs to be well planned: A detailed roadmap and a clear migration path require several man-hours. After all your efforts, you will achieve a successful transition to the new S/4HANA system. High performance, because: S/4 resides in an in-memory DB. This is where the difficulty lies. S/4HANA will certainly perform better than any other SAP system before. But this is exactly where SAP keeps silent: What are the costs for you? One thing is clear: with the migration to S/4HANA, you can expect a gigabyte-based volume license. Every gigabyte in the HANA-DB costs cash. At this point, a well-thought-out strategy can significantly reduce costs.

  • Data Cleansing

    Determine data records that are to be archived from your SAP production system.

  • Data Archiving

    Archive the determined data records in an audit-proof archive.

  • Reduce costs

    Save cash with your archiving strategy when moving to S/4HANA.

Take a tour of the software with us

Are you using SAP in your company and looking for a GDPR-compliant archive? No problem with EASY Archive: In the live demo, you will learn how to implement the GDPR requirements cleanly in your company as quickly as possible, with SAP ILM and the EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM interface. We show you how it works and what needs to be observed.

Arrange your personal demo appointment to discuss your questions, and the individual requirements of your company with our experts.

An individual demo is the perfect way to determine whether EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM meets your requirements.

Questions about EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM?
We have the answers.

Ideally, your SAP system already supports SAP ILM. You can find further requirements for the smooth use of EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM in the following overview.

  1. A configured SAP ILM system
  2. EASY for SAP
  3. EASY Archive
  4. EASY WebDAV for SAP ILM as an extension module for EASY for SAP

These solutions are addressed in the SAP-ILM course. You are also welcome to discuss possible solutions with the EASY consultants in the workshop at your location.

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