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SAP Archiving

Description of Data Archiving and Document Storage for SAP. With Thanks to TdT.

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SAP Archiving

  1. 1. SAP Archiving & Document Management at Post Phil Gleadhill, Principal SAP Technical Architect, Australia Post
  2. 2. <ul><ul><li>Why Open Text? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>SAP Archiving Architecture landscape </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Versions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Logical Archives & Pools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Implemented Archiving Objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New SAP opportunities for archiving and imaging </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Questions </li></ul></ul>Agenda
  3. 3. Why Open Text ? Globally Proven Solution – Market leader, LiveLink for SAP (aka iXOS) is almost the default solution. Proven with our Peers – Other postal services use the solution, for example Deutsche Post, Inovopost, Iceland Post, Italia Post, La Post (French Postal), Canada Post, Royal Mail, Austrian Post, Finland Post etc. Leverage-able Solution - LiveLink for SAP is integrated across the full SAP Business Suite. Includes SAP data archiving, document integration, imaging systems and virtual folders (of information) NetWeaver Powered & Certified – Able to surface information into SAP GUI and Portals Deep Integration – SAP ArchiveLink, WebDAV, Kpro (knowledge provider built into WAS) etc Compliant Archiving – Solution meets international standards
  4. 4. SAP Open Text Archiving architecture landscape hxaix18 hxaix20 hxaix22 HD5 HT8 PRD
  5. 5. Open Text Product Versions IBM P-Series Operating system: AIX LEA 9.6.1 IBM SAN Storage SAP ERP 6.0 Oracle10g New Data Archive Solution Migrate data from NSM Jukebox into IBM SAN via LEA 3.4a 3.3 DocuLink (J6NY) Oracle Oracle RDBMS AIX 5.3 Windows NT4 Operating System Archive Server Administration 9.6.1 IXOS-eCONserver Administration 5.0B Archive Server Administration Livelink Archive windows viewer 9.5.2 IXOS eCONDesktop 5.1B Windows viewer Livelink Enterprise Archive (LEA) 9.6.1 eCONserver 5.0B Archive Server New version (October 2008) Old version Component NEC Hardware OS: Windows NT eCONserver 5.0B (also known as IXOS 5.0B) NSM Jukebox Old Data Archive Solution Oracle
  6. 6. Logical Archives Logical archives Currently in use at AusPost <ul><li>Compression is ~ 5:1 </li></ul><ul><li>ISO is a policy decision </li></ul>n/a 200gb 700gb 10gb 10gb Size Write at once (ISO) Prod-SCM SCM/EM EM Write at once (ISO) Prod-Print list Production Printlist Archive PL Write at once (ISO) Prod-Data Production Data Archiving DA Write at once (ISO) Prod-Imaging Production Account Payable Invoices AP Write at once (ISO) Prod-Agency Agency Contracts AG Pool type Pool name Description Logical Archive
  7. 7. Implemented Data Archiving Objects (ERP) SCM-EM Implemented 2 custom archive objects to archive track event data User Master Change Documents: Authorizations US_AUTH Billing Documents SD_VBRK Sales Documents SD_VBAK Deliveries RV_LIKP MM-WM: Warehouse management: Transfer requirements RL_TB MM-WM: Warehouse management: Transfer orders RL_TA Routings PP_PLAN EC-PCA: Transaction Data, Obsolete, New EC_PCA_* PCA_OBJECT LO: Batches and Special Stock MM_SPSTOCK MM: Material master records MM_MATNR Materials management: Material documents MM_MATBEL Purchasing Documents MM_EKKO MM- Accounting interface posting data MM_ACCTIT IDoc - Intermediate Document IDOC FI-SL: Transaction Data. Obsolete. New FI_SL_DATA GLX-OBJEKT FI Special Ledger: Totals and Line Items FI_SL_DATA Pre-numbered cheques FI_SCHECK Financial Accounting Documents FI_DOCUMNT Customer master data FI_ACCRECV Vendor master data FI_ACCPAYB G/L Account Master Data FI_ACCOUNT Profit Centre Accounting: Actual and Plan Line Items EC_PCA_ITM CO Line Items CO_ITEM Replaced by CO_TOTAL, CO_ITEM CO_CCTR_PL Replaced by CO_TOTAL, CO_ITEM CO_CCTR_ID Replaced by CO_ITEM CO_CCTR_EP Completely cancelled documents contrib., val., ... CO_ALLO_ST Description Archiving Object Name
  8. 8. New SAP opportunities for archive/imaging Sales contacts - Record of every contact with a customer as a sales activity. Purchasing Documents - negotiations with vendors, purchase requisitions, through to delivery of the ordered goods and processing incoming invoices. Information systems tables - logistics information used for reporting purposes. Controlling line item - transactions involving the controlling module for Payroll or Financial Accounting. Material Management Post Data - movements of goods or invoice transactions. HR/PY – Project underway, will implement Document Scanning and Attachments for EH&S, Employee data SCM-EM – Event management data for reporting to be kept for 6 months (SCM-EM and 7 years (SAP-BW) CRM – Projects Underway – Call Centre attachments, Application Form attachments SAP Business Warehouse – Possibility of SAND solution (large volumes) Reporting - via the LiveLink viewer or SAP Archive Explorer. Maintain Archive Session note - helps for easy session identification at data retrieval time More aggressive ERP approach - CO_ALLO_ST, EC_PCA_ITM, FI_DOCUMNT, FI_SL_DATA MM_MATBEL and iDOC Oracle improvements - reorganisation and index compression. Disk improvements – NetApp snap lock and ILM aware storage
  9. 9. Top 5 hit lists - ERP <ul><li>Top 5 monthly growth tables (ERP) </li></ul><ul><li>FI_DOCUMNT 10gb </li></ul><ul><li>CS_BOM 5gb </li></ul><ul><li>BC_SBAL 1gb </li></ul><ul><li>MC_S001 1gb </li></ul><ul><li>CO_ORDER 1gb </li></ul><ul><li>Top 5 by size </li></ul><ul><li>FI_DOCUMNT 1tb </li></ul><ul><li>SD_VBRK 260gb </li></ul><ul><li>SD_VBAK 200gb </li></ul><ul><li>FI_SL_DATA 200gb </li></ul><ul><li>EC_PCA_ITM 150gb </li></ul>
  10. 10. Top 20 tables in PRD based on size
  11. 11. Open Text Administration Tool
  12. 12. SAPgui - Display Document – in database
  13. 13. SAPgui Display document – stored in Open Text
  14. 14. SAPgui - Gauging space savings
  15. 15. Open Text - DocuLink front end
  16. 16. Questions? Phil Gleadhill –