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The below blog post comes from a white paper produced by ASUG and Gimmal: Cruising Along the Information Highway: Understanding your SAP EIM Environment. It discusses the results of a recent survey of the ASUG community surrounding information management best practice awareness. The data is crystal clear: Almost everyone uses SharePoint. The near-optimal penetration of Microsoft Office 365 as a productivity suite means SharePoint is often the first line of defense when it comes to storing and retrieving documents. Those engaging in EIM would be foolish to ignore its role among most companies, especially those who run SAP technology. Any software solution provider with EIM support products would be wise to integrate well with SharePoint. After all, it’s much easier to leverage and optimize an already-existing product than to try and replace it with a new one, right?
As HANA adoption continues to mount, archiving is becoming an increasingly more essential component to any SAP content management strategy. One major reason for planning is that HANA doesn’t scale like traditional systems.
In our explorations of digital workplaces so far, we’ve suggested that focusing on quality and accessibility can improve the value of your information, and we’ve proposed a one-stop shop approach to information delivery in order to establish a single source of truth for your organization. Following these approaches in connection with your organization’s content/document management system begins to address the challenges of creating a digital workplace.