Tenneco is one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and marketers of clean air and ride performance products. The company needed to respond to various international audit requirements and was using a manual and inefficient archiving process to retain its historical data. The process was made even more difficult because the company was storing a large volume of data from multiple SAP systems that were located around the globe. The company stored data and images in two separate content management systems which were old, out of date and becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to support. Also, a large amount of the unstructured information (images) was difficult to access because it was stored in a completely separate system that was not integrated with SAP systems.
The company wanted to automate archiving and move to a single content management solution to reduce the cost and complexity of retaining historical data and facilitate its international audit reporting requirements. Audits represented the most complex and time-sensitive information queries, so despite the fact that company had previously implemented SAP DART, it wanted to find a solution that would reduce the time and effort involved in extracting data for audits.
Serrala worked with the company to develop a comprehensive solution that incorporated data archiving, migration, and decommissioning with audit extraction tools.
To start, the company migrated its existing data out of its two legacy content management systems and moved it into a single solution, the Corestone Archive Service. 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 Audit Extraction Cockpit which facilitated the extraction of data for audit inquiries and other ad hoc extraction requests.
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