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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
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.
With the use of EASY WebDAV for 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 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 ILM and EASY Archive.
EASY WebDAV for ILM includes the ILM-capable storage of document archives via an EASY WebDAV server. With that, EASY WebDAV for 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
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 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 ILM meets your requirements.