SAP Information Lifecycle Management (SAP ILM)

Control and comply using effective Information Lifecycle Management

What is SAP ILM

SAP Information Lifecycle Management (SAP ILM) component allows SAP customers to manage the full lifecycle of data in a structured, automated and compliant way. We use SAP ILM extensively to deliver successful archiving, decommissioning and GDPR projects. Certain areas of this component come as standard and we will identify the specific system requirements as part of our initial discovery phase.

Benefits of SAP ILM

Data volume management

Allows for the execution of a data management strategy that is fully integrated and automated. It applies rule-based retention management policies and optimised data compression.

Reduce cost

Remove the cost, time and resources associated with running old and redundant systems, by decommissioning legacy systems. Full access to data is retained for business and legal purposes.

Legal compliance

SAP ILM allows for a fully automated, flexible approach to the retention of data across the full lifecycle. This ensures your business is fully compliant with regulatory requirements – covering different jurisdictions.

SAP ILM features

The SAP ILM product is based on three complementary pillars:

Data archiving and management

  • Manage and analyse data volumes without impacting business operations
  • Securely move legacy data from the database to more cost-effective storage
  • Full access to archived data

Retention management

  • Supports the setting and implementation of all retention policies
  • Manage the responsible destruction of data
  • Works across the full lifecycle of data including documents

System Decommissioning

  • Allows for the decommission of both SAP and non-SAP legacy systems
  • Enforce retention policies on data from a shut-down system
  • Central view of data and on-demand reporting available

Proceed SAP ILM implementation

  • Proceed Group has been implementing SAP ILM for many years and have helped hundreds of customers achieve their archiving, decommissioning and compliance objectives
  • We have more SAP ILM consultants than any other company. Our expertise goes beyond the technical aspects – we really understand the business considerations
  • SAP has awarded us with a master services agreement – and we support them and other partners with all things related to SAP ILM


Case Study: Maple Leaf Foods made their transition to SAP S/4HANA with an archiving approach

Maple Leaf Foods were faced with a number of challenges moving from their SAP ECC system to SAP S/4HANA. Learn how Proceed helped rightsize their data allowing for the successful removal of approximately 4.5TB of data, which ensured a much more efficient transition to the new system.

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