What is the difference between ECM and ILM?
Enterprise Content Management (ECM) includes Document Management, management of incoming documents (scan), management of outgoing documents (print), Records Management, Web Content Management, E-Mail Management, Case Management, Collaboration Management, and Enterprise Search. ECM contains the storage of unstructured data, here the term “archiving” is often used in this area, but please do not confuse it with…
How is SAP ILM Licenced?
How is SAP ILM Licenced? Retention and deletion capabilities from ILM are included in the SAP NetWeaver license at no additional cost ONLY for the purposes of managing personal data to meet GDPR and similar privacy requirements (any other data requires a paid license) Metric: Managed systems are all production systems with a unique system…
How is ILM defined?
ILM is comprised of the policies, processes, practices, and tools used to align the business value of information with the most appropriate and cost effective IT infrastructure from the time information is conceived through its final disposition. Information is aligned with business processes through management of policies and service levels associated with applications, metadata, information,…
Can you access old ADK files when ILM is implemented?
With regards to classic data archiving based on ADK nothing has changed through ILM. Data archiving as well as the retrieval of the archived data is still possible as before without ILM functionality. However, you have the option of integrating your old ADK files into the ILM concept if necessary.
Isn’t ILM just a synonym for Hierarchical Storage Management System (HSM)?
Not at all, in the beginning, SAP ILM was strongly driven by the storage industry and often used as a synonym for HSM. However this would be a very narrow definition of SAP ILM. Although SAP ILM is partially made possible through technological innovation, it is a holistic approach to managing complex relationships and requirements…
Why is it so important to understand the difference between data and information?
Data is the physical representation of information in any form. It could be a piece of paper containing information or a data unit in a computer system. Data is a technical concept, while information is an abstract notion. The importance of distinguishing between the two in the context of SAP ILM becomes apparent when you…
What is the difference between Data Management and Information Lifecycle Management (ILM)?
The two are closely related, but are not the same thing. The focus of data management is mainly cost related and deals with reducing data volumes, regardless of the contents of that data. It involves four basic approaches for keeping data volumes in check: Prevention Aggregation Deletion Archiving. To be able to implement an ILM…
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