Migrate IXOS Document Management to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007
Service Type:Consulting, Professional Service
Business Need:Server Management and Installation
Works With:Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, Windows Server 2003
Industry Focus:General - Applicable to All
Navantis, a leading provider of SAP-MOSS interoperability solutions together with Fujitsu Consulting, solve the needs of organizations which are looking for a cost effective solution to their current IXOS document archiving / management system. We specialize in strategy consulting, proof of concept, complete end to end integration, knowledge transfer/training as well as support and maintenance for organizations that want to migrate from their current document archiving system - IXOS to a SharePoint based Enterprise Content Management Solution. • Cost-effective – substantial cost savings as cost of ownership for MOSS is lower • Extensive migration without business operations impact – minimal impact to business process due to a comprehensive migration strategy • Customizable to requirements without excessive deployment costs or IT/developer training
Our solution provides direct data-level connectivity from Microsoft .NET based software to SAP business and information objects including full XML metadata through the use of iNET.DM connector from ERP-Link, a Portland, OR, based independent software vendor. ERP-Link iNET.DM connects Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 (MOSS) by using the SharePoint object model (API). In order to deposit an archive document originating in SAP, a SharePoint object is instantiated and the document is inserted into a SharePoint document library together with the required metadata and security/permission settings.
Once a SAP-to-SharePoint document archiving integration strategy is established, Microsoft .NET is used to create two specific document migration utilities. These utilities can migrate over 1 million invoices and business documents from an existing document archiving system to a new MOSS-based archive. The two migration utilities are:
- Offline migration tool to migrate documents, metadata and annotations while they are not in use (bulk migration). This tool was built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework.
- Online migration tool that acts as a ‘proxy’ by intercepting document retrieval/archiving requests from SAP. It performs on-the-fly check of whether or not the requested document is still stored in the old document archiving solution, and performs an instant archive conversion that is completely transparent to the end user. This tool was built using Microsoft Visual Studio 2005 and the .NET Framework.
By migrating from IXOS to MOSS, not only do organizations realize an extensible platform from which additional tools and capabilities can be added when required, but they can also reduce costs and increase organizational efficiency by front-ending an existing, deep SAP investment with MOSS, providing significant cost savings. With a proven solution approach, risk management and migration strategy, Navantis and Fujitsu Consulting IXOS to MOSS migration ensures minimal impact on business workflows allowing business to continue with their day to day task undisturbed.
Migrate IXOS Document Management to Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 has not been reviewed by any customers.
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