Data Enterprise

Data Enterprise

IBM ®  Optim™ Integrated Data Management enables organizations to more efficiently and effectively respond to emergent, data intensive business opportunities, meet service level agreements for data-driven applications, comply with data privacy and data retention regulations, and grow the business while driving down total cost of ownership.

Areas of Expertise

IBM Optim makes application retirement easier and safer by providing the capability to archive data in its original business context, preserving each archived business object as an audit-ready "snapshot in time."

Optim provides specific archive and retrieval capabilities that address data retention compliance needs, allowing organizations to effectively implement their decommissioning projects.

Optim provides proven archiving capabilities, allowing users to segregate historical from current data and store it securely and cost-effectively. By reducing the amount of information in the production database, less disk space is required for application data cutting the costs of storage. In addition, because there is less information to sift through, applications process faster. Operations run more efficiently and organizations derive the most business value from mission-critical applications.

 



Why IBM Optim?

IBM Optim offers a data management solution that solves problems at the source (such as slow application performance, strain financial and technical resources and jeopardize completing business-critical processes on time) - by managing your enterprise application data. Optim provides proven archiving capabilities, allowing users to segregate historical from current data and store it securely and cost-effectively. By reducing the amount of information in the production database, less disk space is required for application data cutting the costs of storage. In addition, because there is less information to sift through, applications process faster. Operations run more efficiently and organizations derive the most business value from mission-critical applications.

Leading professional services company with more than 14,000 associates worldwide.

Merger resulted in redundant business applications that needed to be decommissioned, while addressing the needs of finance, compliance, tax, legal and audit departments. Over the course of 6 months large business applications, including but not limited to PeopelSoft, Oracle ebusiness, Lawson etc. were decommissioned by Xtensegrity’s team, processes and technology leveraging the IBM Optim and Infoseek solution portfolio. Over 100 reports and dashboards were commissioned on the Infoseek platform enabling access to the archived data, therefore ensuring compliance with external and internal audit departments, retention requirement and enabling the shutting down of two data centers that provided for an ROI within first year itself. The training provided by Xtensegrity to the Towers team has since been used to decommission additional applications as part of the ongoing acquisition strategy.

Kind of applications decommissioned – packaged business apps – Oracle apps (PeopleSoft, eBusiness etc.), Lawson, Prism etc. multiple locations and currencies.

Chemical Company

Legacy applications as a result of past acquisitions had been running for a few years. These came at a cost of operations with a risk of loss of data as the knowledgeable resources on these applications were retired or no longer with the company. The applications included several on As/400 and Oracle platforms such as Macpac, Genesis, Bio-Test etc. These were successfully decommissioned using the IBM Optim and Infoseek platform resulting in over 30 reports to be configured on Infoseek, including a facsimile recreation of the invoices that were initially sent out.

Kind of applications decommissioned – older packaged business apps – As/400 business applications running finance and sales

Global Chemical Company

Optim and Infoseek have been deployed by Xtensegrity at the client as part of their legacy application tool kit. Over the course of past few years we have successfully decommissioned many applications in different functions – finance, HR, manufacturing etc. resulting in de-risk of the data, compliance with retention requirements and no impact to business users. Several reports as well as dashboards on Infoseek have ensured business continuity and yet provided infrastructure simplification. Optim is now part of the acquisition toolkit for the client Corporation and is used to decommission applications as part of the acquisition integration projects.

Applications decommissioned – JDE, Avantis MRO (several instances), Xerox apps for Pension management, PeopleSoft etc.

Large Lab testing services company

Customer provides leading edge medical laboratory tests through a network of primary clinical laboratories and specialized centers of excellence. They run PeopleSoft as their core business application to support several of these processes. The application grows at a rapid rate therefore impacting performance and scheduled jobs, and therefore overall running of the business. The Xtensegrity experts implemented IBM Optim archive for Oracle apps that enabled archiving older data off of the production ERP, yet retaining access with its full business context preserved. This helped reduce the production systems huge data volumes, yet ensure no impact to the business users as data is accessible. Automated scheduling of jobs ensures regular archiving and therefore production performance is never impacted.

Large Services Company

Hosted solutions are paid for by the data size amongst other things and therefore increasing data volumes for the hosted ERP (Oracle eBusiness) at the client was causing a rapid increase in the spend. Xtensegrity implemented Test data management and archiving for this environment. This enabled reducing data sizes not only in production but also in the non-production environments, reducing overall time to refresh and providing instant cost containment. The Optim delivered Oracle eBusiness templates were deployed along with customizations as needed to ensure complete business object based extractions and load.


Why choose IBM Optim?

  • Lower storage and operational costs
  • Reduced time, effort and expense of discovering evidence for litigation
  • Out-of-the box solutions for PeopleSoft, Oracle eBusiness, SAP, JD Edwards etc. 
  • Improved system performance, operations     upgrades, patches & backups
  • Quick return on investment

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