The amount of data that companies manage increases constantly. It is not always easy to maintain an overview and implement the right processes to keep the data up-to-date and compliant. One solution for this is Information Lifecycle Management, or ILM for short, developed by SAP AG. But before this solution can be implemented, companies should first get an overview of their data. This is exactly where DATAGROUP came in at LEAG. In a comprehensive analysis project, the data inventory was examined and recommendations were derived that will enable more efficient work in the future.
The energy company LEAG has huge volumes of data. The basis for the tender for an Information Lifecycle Management implementation in SAP were the requirements of the Basic Data Protection Regulation for a data protection compliant use of SAP systems. DATAGROUP convinced the company with its solution approach of performing a comprehensive analysis and clustering of the data. For a successful implementation of an ILM system, it is important to know the system and the data stock in detail.
In a project of around four months, DATAGROUP analyzed the SAP data base and conducted inteviews with each department about the available data. The goal was a realistic assessment of the existing data base and the related processes in order to set up suitable Information Lifecycle Processes.
The result was revealing and provides a valuable basis for cleaning up the data system before implementing an ILM solution, thereby not only increasing efficiency but also saving costs in concrete terms.
Among other things, it was established that the SAP system contains a very large amount of data, which is due to the fact that it has grown historically. DATAGROUP developed new, helpful concepts based on the analysis and made recommendations for reorganizing the system:
LEAG supplies electricity and heat for millions of households, industry and public life – reliably in all weather conditions, flexibly and affordably. This is what its approximately 7,400 employees work for. They make LEAG the largest energy company in eastern Germany and one of the most important private-sector employers and trainers in the Lausitz region. Around 3,300 partner companies support them with supplies and services in the mining and energy sectors.