Our global IT team applied leading SAP data archiving practices using Accenture’s SAP Delivery Methods to shape the migration to a cloud-based archiving solution. The team also analyzed data growth in business process areas that are vital to Accenture’s business and prioritized them based on the rate of growth and impact to the business. As a result, the scope of business areas for archiving expanded into new and existing finance functions within SAP S/4HANA, including Controlling (CO), Requisition-to-Pay (RTP), Record-to-Report (RTR), Order-to-Cash (OTC), as well as Personnel Administration (PA), Time & Expense (T&E) and purging system administration data.
To move to the New, our global IT team migrated from an on-premise content management system that had its own infrastructure to a cloud-based SAP S/4HANA archiving solution serviced by a newly selected content management system, both of which are hosted in Microsoft Azure.
The new content management solution is hosted within the production SAP S/4HANA application and interfaces with an Azure Blob Storage device. The enterprise content management platform enables information to be organized, preserved and easily accessible while protecting privacy and security. It also addresses Accenture’s needs for a solution that is enterprise-class, compliant, secure and cloud-based.
The migration involved pioneering a new cloud-based archiving solution embedded in the SAP S/4HANA application and hosted in Microsoft Azure. It also involved migrating the database and archiving attachments. The team replaced aging devices and built strategic partnerships to enable migration and retention management. Both are critical competitive advantages with cloud at the core.