Tenneco Inc’s Data Archiving, Migration and Decommissioning Project Delivers Positive ROI

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Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products was using data archiving, but the existing process was manual and inefficient, which allowed data volume to accumulate over time. In addition, the company was storing data and images in two separate content management systems which were old, out of date and becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to support. Unstructured information (images) were difficult to access because they were stored in a completely separate system that was not integrated with SAP systems. The company wanted to reduce the cost and complexity of retaining data by moving to a single content management solution. It also wanted to ensure that it would be easy for users to extract the information they need to respond to inquiries. Audits represented the most complex and time-sensitive information queries, so despite the fact that company had previously implemented SAP DART, the company wanted to find a solution that would reduce the time and effort involved in extracting data for audits. Solution Dolphin worked with the company to develop a comprehensive solution that incorporated data archiving, migration, and decommissioning. To start, the company migrated its existing data out of its two legacy content management systems and moved it into a single solution, the Dolphin Content Archive Service for Disk. With this new, lean repository users were able to easily access all data and documents directly through SAP systems. The company then archived an additional 3.5 TB of data out of its production system and into the new repository, saving considerable space and improving SAP system performance. To improve audit response time, the company chose to implement the TJC Audit Sessions Cockpit which facilitated the extraction of data for ad hoc extraction requests. Results With this project, the company was able to achieve the following benefits:

  • Reduced data in online systems by 3.5 TB
  • Reduce system complexity and cost by moving to a single content repository
  • Faster audit response time
  • Easier access to archived images in SAP systems
 

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Tenneco Inc’s Data Archiving, Migration and Decommissioning Project Delivers Positive ROI

Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products was using data archiving, but the existing process was manual and inefficient, which allowed data volume to accumulate over time. In addition, the company was storing data and images in two separate content management systems which were old, out of date and becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to support. Unstructured information (images) were difficult to access because they were stored in a completely separate system that was not integrated with SAP systems.

The company wanted to reduce the cost and complexity of retaining data by moving to a single content management solution. It also wanted to ensure that it would be easy for users to extract the information they need to respond to inquiries. Audits represented the most complex and time-sensitive information queries, so despite the fact that company had previously implemented SAP DART, the company wanted to find a solution that would reduce the time and effort involved in extracting data for audits.

Solution

Dolphin worked with the company to develop a comprehensive solution that incorporated data archiving, migration, and decommissioning.

To start, the company migrated its existing data out of its two legacy content management systems and moved it into a single solution, the Dolphin Content Archive Service for Disk. With this new, lean repository users were able to easily access all data and documents directly through SAP systems.

The company then archived an additional 3.5 TB of data out of its production system and into the new repository, saving considerable space and improving SAP system performance.

To improve audit response time, the company chose to implement the TJC Audit Sessions Cockpit which facilitated the extraction of data for ad hoc extraction requests.

Results

With this project, the company was able to achieve the following benefits:

  • Reduced data in online systems by 3.5 TB
  • Reduce system complexity and cost by moving to a single content repository
  • Faster audit response time
  • Easier access to archived images in SAP systems