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Compliant Storage for SAP

With PBS ContentLink you can create a direct and lean connection between SAP systems and all common storage systems such as e.g.EMC Centera and Celerra, IBM DR550, NetApp FAS series, or Hitachi, and in this way enable archiving that meets legal requirements and a future-proof Information Lifecycle Management concept.

PBS ContentLink for Compliant Storage

PBS ContentLink (PCL) is a lean and highly effective interface solution for connecting SAP systems and fixed content storage systems. PCL enables the storage and retrieval of all SAP ArchiveLink – enabled files and documents directly on state-of-the-art HDD based storage systems without the need of a classical content management system. This achieves a high potential for cost savings: PCL does not need its own database.

Direct administration and monitoring can be performed from the connected SAP system. Through its lean and scalable architecture, PCL provides fast data transfer and achieves very quick response times even for high load situations.

“Sigma Business Solutions Inc. has been performing our SAP ERP data archiving since October 2006.  They have been one of our most trusted and reliable business partners.  Equally important to their technical expertise is their professionalism and customer-focused methodology.  They are the rare instance of a service provider that is given the “set it and forget it” status.”

Randy Subryan

Pacific Coast

Additional Information

In addition to the SAP ArchiveLink interface, PBS ContentLink now also supports the SAP-specific WebDAV 2.0 protocol. PCL can be connected with various modern storage systems; additional are in preparation. PCL is no classical content management systems, yet it comprises numerous CMS features. The communication solution does not require its own database and is highly scalable due to its Web-based architecture.

Installation effort is low and even with simple means it enable a highly reliable configuration.Administration is preformed directly in the SAP system and ContentLink doe not require its own user interface.

Since PBS ContentLink has provided automated performance optimization of ADK files in the ContentLink-specific cache due to its cache optimizer.

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SAP Data Archiving

When PBS ContentLink is used for storing data, the files are archived on the storage system taking into con- sideration legal and internal storage guidelines. You can, however, access them quickly and easily at any time.

SAP Print Lists

You can store print lists in compressed form using PBS ContentLink, which results in a 90 percent memory space saving. You can access print lists that were archived in PCL directly via the SAP frontend or a web application.

SAP Data Extraction (DART)

Are you one of the SAP customers who use DART for a data extraction during tax audits? Using PCL you can archive all DART files in a compliant and – at the same time – compressed way. This results in a memory space saving of about 90 percent.

SAP Document Management

PBS ContentLink enables status- dependent document storage using SAP document management and a modern storage system. You can define, for example, write protection and a minimum retention period for released objects.

SAP Business Documents

In addition to manually linking original documents to the SAP documents from different application modules you can save completely automatically, for example, outgoing invoices using PBS ContentLink.

SAP Records & Case Management

You can define in the Customizing for SAP Records & Case Management that via SAP KPro linked documents are stored in a manner acceptable for auditing purposes using PBS Content- Link.

Incoming Document Processing

If you use an SAP ArchiveLink-compa- tible scan system, you can implement incoming scenarios in an inexpensive way using PBS ContentLink.

SAP Workflow Integration

By using early archiving scenarios, PBS ContentLink is integrated seamlessly with SAP workflows. You can, for example, implement easily an invoice verification.

SAP Document Finder & TREX Full Text Search

You can search for stored and also ar- chived documents with the “Document Finder”, and use keywords or a full text search via TREX. The search criteria can be adapted to meet your needs.

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