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SAP Information Lifecycle Management

Manage information through its lifecycle while balancing cost, risk, and compliance.

Mitigate business risk with compliant data archiving and retention


Streamline your IT infrastructure and protect the privacy rights of your consumer data with the SAP Information Lifecycle Management (SAP ILM) component. You can automate data archiving and retention, as well as the decommissioning of legacy systems, while balancing the total cost of ownership, risk, and legal compliance.

  • On-premise deployment
  • Data creation, usage, storage, and destruction
  • Reduction of IT landscape growth and complexity
  • Access to a wealth of data at a lower cost

Key Benefits

Control your data volumes and manage your risk

Establish a strategy for data governance by enabling native integration; optimized data compression; and automated, rule-based retention management.

Lower cost and complexity of your IT landscape

Eliminate the time, money, and resources needed to maintain redundant and obsolete systems, while retaining on-demand access to data in legacy systems.

Improve compliance with legal requirements

Adopt a complete, flexible, and automated approach to information lifecycle management to help your business adapt to changing regulations consistently.

Key Capabilities

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Data archiving and management

  • Manage data volumes while keeping business context completely intact
  • Move outdated data securely into long-term, less-expensive storage
  • Provide convenient access to archived data

Retention management

  • Support the complete lifecycle of structured and unstructured data
  • Define data management policies and rules
  • Know where data is stored, how long data is retained, and when data can be destroyed

System decommissioning

  • Shut down legacy systems and bring data from SAP and third-party systems into a central warehouse
  • View data even after the original system has been shut down
  • Provide on-demand data access and reporting options

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Help ensure compliant data protection and privacy

Keep pace with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requirements, as well as other similar policies and regulatory mandates.

Migrate data to SAP S/4HANA with greater ease

Provide full access to structured data and unstructured content, while establishing a legally compliant foundation for comprehensive, enterprise-wide information management.

SAP S/4HANA implementation with high quality data

Hear from experts on the imperative of data quality as part of a data management strategy to help make better decisions and a successful digital transformation.

Learn the strategic value of data management to an SAP S/4HANA implementation

Understand the makeup and quality of your data as you plan your migration to SAP S/4HANA with SAP Information Steward to achieve transparency into data accuracy and trustworthiness, anticipate risk, and drive better business outcomes.

Technical Information

This product is deployed on premise, and system and software requirements vary by specific customer scenarios.

Installation and setup

Follow the setup instructions so you can start running your SAP software quickly and confidently.


Optimize configuration of SAP Information Lifecycle Management with our comprehensive configuration guide.


Find out how you can seamlessly integrate SAP Information Lifecycle Management with your existing IT landscape.

Get Started

Jump-start your implementation and drive ROI by collaborating with industry experts, consultants, and support engineers throughout your journey.


Transform your business quickly and effectively by taking advantage of our holistic service and support plans, expert consulting services, custom application development, proven best practices, and deep industry and technical knowledge.


Help keep your SAP solutions running at peak performance with our IT experts and support services, including long-term plans, embedded teams, remote technology support, self-service portal, and innovation strategies.

Security and compliance

Focus on your business and customer relationships, while keeping your data safe and reliable. SAP takes a proactive, predictive approach to maintaining compliance and data security in the cloud and within an on-premise data center.

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