There are clear legal requirements for the retention of historical business data. However, the practical implementation of these requirements is complex. You might be challenged identifying the exact data volume that is to be retained and store this compliantly, economically and future-proof, while providing proper access to authorized users and auditors. Finally, outdated data and documents need to get destroyed consistently once their retention period has expired.

Just continuing to run existing legacy systems as a read-only or virtual instances does not address requirements properly: such operation will become too expensive, cumbersome and often does not comply with applicable auditing requirements.

With Outboard DataFridge we offer a tool-based decommissioning 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.

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 retention management, legal hold, data destruction and flexible access to data and documents.

We recommend using cost-effective cloud-based solutions to store the data. However, DataFridge also supports other on premise and cloud platforms including compliant storage – certified by SAP SE.

Your legacy data is accessible via standard SAP UI, making it easy for users to view their data and documents. This allows you to search, display, export and analyze legacy data effectively, conveniently and at any time, for example when requested for a tax audit.

DataFridge also allows you to define individual retention rules depending on the document type. This means that no longer required data is deleted from your system once retention periods expire with an automated process. This ensures compliance with current data privacy legislation and keeps your data hosting costs within your budget.

DataFridge has been certified by KPMG according to IDW PS 880 to comply with German GoBD standards. You can read the (shortened) KPMG certification here: View PDF.

Why you should decommission your legacy systems

Features and functions

  • Analysis of data in scope of extraction
  • Data extraction from your legacy systems
  • Legally compliant archiving
  • Storage of your legacy data on cost-effective storage media (data lakes, cloud, on-prem, WORM), certified by SAP SE
  • Data keywording and classification during import
  • Data browser for accessing all data objects
  • Dashboards and analyses via SAP BW or 3rd party front-end solutions
  • Automated deletion of data and documents once retention periods expire
  • “Legal hold” scenarios
  • Certified by KPMG

Your Benefits

Minimize risk

Do not risk downtimes with technology that is no longer supported.
User friendly

Browse and display your legacy data in a familiar frontend. No training needed.
Implement Retention Management

Be prepared for audits by setting and maintaining proper retention rules and legal holds.
Save on resources

Minimize the effort of your Basis and Application teams.
No extra systems required

Use your existing SAP NetWeaver or S/4HANA platform for the legacy data.
Cut costs with cloud storage

Archive your data and documents in a cloud-based platform and save up to 90 % of storage costs.

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