Overview of Information Lifecycle Management/SAP ILM

Information Life-cycle management is a process as well as a software product from SAP. This course provides an overview of how the SAP ILM software is used for data retention warehousing, policies, destruction, legal hold overrides and decommissioning legacy systems.

In this course you will learn:

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Course Goal

  • View how ILM and OpenText work together
  • Understand the Information Life-Cycle Management Process
  • Recognize the risks and costs of data management
  • Understand retention warehousing


  • IT/Business analysts
  • Project Managers
  • Project team members
  • System Administrators
  • Consultants
  • Executives and Managers

Lesson Plan

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Introduction and Overview
1 Introduction to course material Preview
Information Life-cycle Management as a process
2 Defining the Process
SAP ILM Software Overview
3 Understanding Retention Warehousing
4 Setting up Policies
5 Destroy or Hold?
OpenText Storage Warehousing
6 View how ILM and OpenText Storage work together - Demo
7 To-DO list and Five Key Ideas
8 PDF handout of Course Presentation


Bill Murdoch

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Sr. ILM Consultant

Pittsburgh, PA, US

Bill has been with Auritas Consulting since 2014. Prior to that, he worked at Bayer for 17 years in the Strategy and Support SAP Competency Center/COE, Basis & DBA. He still consults at Bayer for Information Lifecycle Management and data archiving. He has worked with SAP since 1998. Bill has worked with SAP's ILM product since the 2009 Ramp-up, helping to decommission multiple systems, as well as Retention Warehousing on Live Production global systems. Bill speaks at SAP Insider & ASUG/SAPPHIRE.

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Language: English
Level: Beginner
Duration: 0.5 hours
Type:  Instructor-led
Delivery: Online, instructor-led
Release: ECC 6.0
Category: SAP Basis, HANA & Winshuttle Tools

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