Catch-up Archiving for Outgoing SAP Documents
The solution for “Catch-Up Archiving” of SAP outgoing documents is geared for SAP customers who are just beginning outgoing document archiving. In most cases, there is a period when outgoing documents are printed and filed in physical filing cabinets. Once outgoing archiving is activated, such filing is no longer necessary; however, to eliminate the existing physical files, it is necessary to electronically capture and archive the documents.
Instead of scanning each paper document, the Catch-up archiving solution can be used to regenerate the output message of old transactions in archive-only mode. The result is that the older documents are securely retained on longer-term archive media as well as the outgoing documents on a go-forward basis. This is generally also a prerequisite for data archiving. Even if old documents are not kept in filing cabinets, it is necessary to archive them before the transactional records can be deleted by the data archiving program.