There are clear legal requirements for the retention of historical business data. Unfortunately, the practical implementation of these requirements is difficult, and many of the recommended solutions – such as the continued operation of legacy systems as virtual instances – are expensive and often do not comply with applicable auditing requirements.

With Outboard DataFridge we offer you a tool-supported procedure for the cost-effective and legally compliant storage of your SAP and non-SAP systems and data – without the need for additional hardware.

Outboard DataFridge

OutBoard DataFridge is a lean solution for decommissioning legacy systems. It supports mass archiving and moves your obsolete data to a cost-effective storage solution – including legal hold, data destruction and flexible access to the data.

We recommend using cost-effective cloud-based offerings to store the data. However, DataFridge also supports other on premise and cloud platforms.

Your legacy data is accessible via an SAP user interface, making it easy for users to view their data. This allows you to search, display, export and analyze legacy data conveniently and at any time, for example in the event of a tax audit.

DataFridge also allows you to define individual retention rules depending on the document type. This means that data no longer required is automatically deleted from your system when the retention period is reached and your storage costs can be kept within reasonable limits.

Why you should decommission your legacy systems

Features and functions

  • Data extraction from your legacy systems
  • Storage of your legacy data on cost-effective storage media (e.g. data lakes in the cloud)
  • Automatic deletion of data after expiry of retention periods
  • “Legal hold” scenarios
  • Legally compliant archiving
  • Data browser for accessing all archive objects
  • Support of WORM storage media
  • Data keywording and classification during import
  • Dashboards and analyses via SAP BW or 3rd party front-end solutions

Your Benefits

Minimize risk

Do not risk downtimes
with technology
that is no longer supported
Save on resources

Minimize the effort of your Basis team
Implement GDPR

Be prepared for audits by
setting your own retention
rules and legal holds.
User friendly

Browse and display the
legacy data in a familiar
front-end. Your end users
will not feel the difference
No extra systems needed

Use your existing NetWeaver
platform for decommissioning
Cut costs with a data lake

Archive your data in a data lake and save up to 80% of storage costs

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