Kraft Foods: Evolution of an Archiving Strategy

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An $18 billion company with approximately 30 brands, Kraft knew it had to control the rapid growth of data in its SAP solution. In 2009 Kraft embarked on a journey to implement an archive strategy that would take a phased approach and span ECC and BI. In the beginning, some of the greatest challenges were in Plant Maintenance where there was one custom archive object. Others ranged from lack of resources to large volume archive objects, the length of time it took to run archive jobs, and information readily available for tax audits. Kraft added archive retrieval software, implemented new archive objects in PM and elsewhere, cleaned up and compressed BI database, and automated the archive process to manage the jobs to reduce manual intervention. At Kraft, the process of archiving is continuous and ever-evolving. In this session you will learn:

  • Kraft's process, results, and their roadmap for the future
  • Why establishing a data volume management strategy at the beginning can minimize performance issues and avoid cost.
  • How to define your archiving related processes and determine residence and retention times to ensure alignment to business processes and support optimal reporting.
  • How to ensure integration into your operations by involving business users in the initial conversations.
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Kraft Foods: Evolution of an Archiving Strategy

An $18 billion company with approximately 30 brands, Kraft knew it had to control the rapid growth of data in its SAP solution. In 2009 Kraft embarked on a journey to implement an archive strategy that would take a phased approach and span ECC and BI. In the beginning, some of the greatest challenges were in Plant Maintenance where there was one custom archive object. Others ranged from lack of resources to large volume archive objects, the length of time it took to run archive jobs, and information readily available for tax audits.

Kraft added archive retrieval software, implemented new archive objects in PM and elsewhere, cleaned up and compressed BI database, and automated the archive process to manage the jobs to reduce manual intervention. At Kraft, the process of archiving is continuous and ever-evolving.

In this session you will learn:

  • Kraft’s process, results, and their roadmap for the future
  • Why establishing a data volume management strategy at the beginning can minimize performance issues and avoid cost.
  • How to define your archiving related processes and determine residence and retention times to ensure alignment to business processes and support optimal reporting.
  • How to ensure integration into your operations by involving business users in the initial conversations.
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