On their way to SAP S/4 Hana and C/4 Hana, customers have to tackle many challenges. The most prominent one: what to do with data and documents in existing systems. Due to legal reasons, these data cannot be altered or deleted until their respective retention periods are over. However, the continued operation of legacy systems while also adopting Walldorf’s new software generation means more costs and increased efforts, hampering modernization and innovation. The solution to this dilemma is now available in the SAP App Center: JiVS IMP.
With the platform for information management JiVS IMP, SAP customers can now extract legacy data and documents including their business context from their existing systems and store them securely and legally compliant. This reduces operational costs by 80 percent, migration efforts by 50 percent, and means 100 percent legal compliance as well as information access.
Whenever a new software generation is on the horizon, customers have to ask themselves the age-old question: How many legacy data and documents can and should I migrate to a new system? A difficult question with daunting consequences. Anyone trying to answer it has to consider technological, legal and business aspects – which almost guarantees conflicts of interest. Information management platform JiVS IMP by Data Migration Services takes care of all of these aspects.
JiVS IMP now available in SAP App Center
Thanks to the intensive collaboration and partnership between SAP and Data Migration Services, JiVS IMP is now available in the SAP App Center. As part of the future S/4 and C/4 architecture, SAP customers benefit from JiVS IMP in three ways:
- Firstly, JiVS IMP allows SAP users to separate data and applications before the migration. While preparations and consolidation are still ongoing, customers can already separate the information needed in daily operations from the rest of the data – structured and unstructured – and store them in a legally compliant environment. JiVS IMP acts like a central point for data, like a data staging area for business information.
- Secondly, the new environment is now the central platform for accessing legacy information while legacy systems can be completely decommissioned. Legacy information is not changed or transferred to different systems anymore, but applications and services can access it on the platform when needed.
- Thirdly, a platform like JiVS IMP for legacy information will only gain importance in the future, considering the massively increasing data volumes. Especially considering big data and analytics scenarios, it is neither technologically nor economically feasible to store all data in memory in S/4 or C/4. JiVS IMP also ensures that all SAP solutions remain lean and agile which reduces operational costs throughout the lifecycle of systems (total cost of ownership).
“Powered by SAP”
The Data Migration Services’ platform for information management is available in two versions in the SAP App Center: as JiVS IMP and as JiVS IMP “powered by SAP”.
The latter is based on SAP IQ database platform and integrates seamlessly with SAP’s big data and analytics scenarios, while the other operates on common powerful relational databases.