In today’s system landscape, the creation of data is accelerating at an ever-increasing speed. The problem? Companies don’t know how to manage superfluous data.
The answer? Archiving.
Archiving is the practice of analyzing, moving or removing redundant data from your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. Data can either be placed into separate storage drives, which can be called upon if ever needed or even completely deleted altogether. If a client’s ERP system isn’t running as efficiently as it used to, we often find they could benefit from archiving. Moving unused records out of your ERP system should optimize the performance of your queries and reduce the overall footprint of your environment.
Data archiving is often an afterthought for many companies, but there are several reasons why companies should archive their data and do it regularly:
By first analyzing your database Baker Tilly Digital can quickly identify the areas of your system that may require modifications. From there, we discuss our findings with the client and adapt our proposals to your requirements, incorporating any exclusions as required. For example, we can remove all historic invoices created before a specified date pertaining to a company that is no longer part of your business, excluding any inter-group invoices. By scheduling your archiving practices and regularly keeping only the records you need, your company can maintain a faster system., automate the process of building the archive jobs, saving staff days and potentially even weeks’ worth of work.
We’ve led and implemented IFS Applications archiving strategies for companies of all sizes across several different industries. To learn how Baker Tilly Digital can help your business navigate the archive process, contact us.