Traditionally organizations that run SAP systems have implemented separate enterprise content management (ECM) systems as a repository for unstructured information (documents and images). However, this approach adds cost and complexity to the environment because it:
- Requires a completely separate and parallel server infrastructure, with associated licenses and maintenance costs.
- Requires users leave SAP applications to access the information they need from the ECM systems.
- Requires additional IT staff to support this separate infrastructure.