Retail Chain Chooses Dolphin to Accelerate Data Extraction for Audit Reporting and Enhance SAP® ERP and BW Data Archiving with Nearline Storage

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Dolphin to assist Fortune 500(TM) company to improve business system performance with nearline storage and analytics solution.

The high data volume in retail environments presents significant challenges and requires a new and innovative approach for efficient data management throughout its lifecycle

Multi-billion dollar retail chain selects Dolphin, an SAP software, solution and technology partner, to implement an archiving strategy for their SAP system environment. Dolphin’s approach and solutions for archiving data from SAP systems will be implemented to maintain and improve performance of the company’s SAP ERP and NetWeaver Business Warehouse (BW) systems. The Company’s fast-paced retail environment resulted in database growth that was accelerating exponentially. This caused them to search for a solution that will help stabilize their database growth and provide two key functions: data extraction for audit and other reporting and integrated user access to archived business transactions. They also sought a solution that will contain costs.

The company’s SAP Retail Management System handles high transaction volumes, which can impact speed and performance in key applications. Big data volumes create particular challenges for audit requests, where data extraction and preparation can be time-consuming and cumbersome.

To improve ERP performance, Dolphin will implement a cutting-edge column-based indexing and analytics engine for SAP ERP data as well as for data in the SAP NetWeaver BW system. The new nearline environment delivers significant performance benefits and allows the company to reduce the data volume pressure from the SAP online production database by archiving high-volume transaction data quickly and efficiently. The smaller storage footprint for online data can significantly lower Total Cost Ownership for the SAP environment.

Business users will have transparent access and retrieval capabilities to all the data with the implementation of PBS Archive Retrieval software. Dolphin is the North American reseller and support partner for PBS Software GmbH, a leading provider of SAP add-on software for data archiving, extraction and storage.
“The high data volume in retail environments presents significant challenges and requires a new and innovative approach for efficient data management throughout its lifecycle,” says Dr. Werner Hopf, CEO and principal consultant at Dolphin. “The column-based nearline indexing and analytics technology combines very efficient data compression and outstanding retrieval performance. Although the storage costs are much lower, nearline data can now be analyzed faster than online data. We see this approach gaining more traction with SAP customers as they seek to improve performance and agility while controlling cost and growth.”

About Dolphin
Focused on improving business performance through Information Lifecycle Management and transformative Business Process Management solutions, Dolphin provides the right solution for each customer, faster, through its unmatched experience in SAP technologies and its proven best practices, tools and SAP certified add-on applications. Dolphin improves business and IT performance, lowers total cost of ownership and delivers a high return on investment.

The company was founded in 1995 and has offices in Philadelphia, PA and San Jose, CA. Dolphin solutions are implemented across North America and around the world. To learn more send an email to contact (at) dolphin-corp (dot) com.

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