Case study: KMD

OpenText cloud archiving for KMD’s transition to SAP S/4HANA Cloud with SAP and Proceed Group

Industry: IT services | Application: Archiving | Product: OpenText Cloud Achiving


As companies stride towards the future, they face rapid shifts in their technological landscape. KMD, a leading IT company and a long-term SAP partner in Denmark, stands at the forefront of this digital transformation, having successfully completed their transition to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud. At Proceed Group, we are proud to have been able to facilitate this journey by providing an effective solution for document management.

The challenge: Laying the perfect foundation

As one of the first Danish companies to make the transition to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud, KMD was stepping into relatively uncharted territory. KMD’s vast experience and knowledge were essential to make this transition right while the collaboration with SAP ensured the establishment of an optimal foundation. As well as a clean core mindset, the process required a clear strategy for data management. This is where Proceed Group came into the picture.

The solution: Streamlining the data footprint with OpenText Cloud Archiving

KMD handles a substantial volume of monthly invoices, comprising multiple pages and various other financial documents. The transition to S/4HANA marked an opportunity for KMD to reevaluate their data management strategies. Recognising the significance of this challenge, SAP engaged the expertise of Proceed Group, renowned SAP archiving experts, to design, configure, and implement OpenText Cloud Archiving. This seamless integration ensures smooth access to legacy documents within S/4HANA. With this, KMD was able to manage their SAP HANA in-memory storage requirements, leading to cost savings and increased operational efficiency.

The business benefits: Embracing a data-first approach

KMD’s successful achievement in their digital transformation journey has secured their future with a new state-of-the-art platform and exemplifies the tangible advantages of adopting document archiving and retrieval best practices.

"Congratulations on the successful go-live of KMDs SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud project also to Proceed Group and team who did a stellar job with the OpenText cloud archiving.”

Allan Kofoed, Principal Business Architect, SAP Cloud Success Services, SAP Denmark

Embracing an effective data volume management strategy brings forth the following benefits for organisations:

  • Streamlined SAP S/4HANA migration: Through an effective data volume management strategy, organisations can significantly reduce the scope, complexity, and duration of their S/4HANA migration. This streamlined migration process translates to reduced long-term costs of ownership, ensuring a more efficient and cost-effective transition.
  • Controlled future growth: By automating the archiving of complete business data and documents, organisations gain control over their future growth. This intelligent approach optimises data storage, allowing businesses to scale seamlessly as they expand. The ability to manage data growth effectively safeguards against overwhelming data volume and associated infrastructure costs.
  • Enhanced compliance and data retention: A data-first approach empowers businesses to comply with the necessary frameworks for retaining the right data, catering to both legal and business requirements. Simultaneously, it facilitates data deletion in accordance with legal obligations, mitigating risks associated with data non-compliance.
  • Consolidated IT landscapes: As organisations decommission resource-intensive and costly legacy systems through efficient data management, they can consolidate their IT landscape. This leads to streamlined operations, reduced maintenance overheads, and optimised resource allocation, ultimately driving cost savings and operational efficiency.

“Proceed Group remains dedicated to assisting businesses in navigating their digital transformations, turning challenges into growth opportunities. KMD’s transition to SAP S/4HANA Private Cloud is just the beginning. We look forward to aiding more companies on similar journeys, using our expertise to ensure smooth transitions and maximise their technological investments.”

Robert Reuben, Managing Director of Proceed Group

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