IP Protection

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Problem description

As companies develop new inventions, products and services, they are effectively writing industrial history. This is especially true for so-called “hidden champions”. Not often in the public eye, these companies hold a prominent market position regardless – due to their innovative strength and resilience.

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For these companies, the most important asset is their intellectual property. This finds its way into the public spotlight when international investors or competitors announce their intention to take over.

This valuable intellectual property is vulnerable when it comes to company takeovers or the threat of cyber espionage. But companies often overlook the risk associated with the sale or spin-off of a business unit, where data is scattered across a multitude of ERP, PLM and CAD systems. If this data pool isn’t properly separated, there is a high risk of important business secrets accidentally revealed.

Problem description
Repercussions

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Repercussions

In the case of sales or spin-offs, companies have to ensure that buyers receive nothing more than the necessary information. The risk of revealing business secrets is particularly high, when the buyer is a competitor.

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But that’s easier said than done. As there are usually a multitude of enterprise solutions involved, carrying out data cleansing and selection in the systems themselves, or in test and quality assurance systems, is extremely time-consuming and expensive.

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Impact

Companies are becoming increasingly digital. If digitized information falls into the wrong hands during a sale or spin-off, the risk to the seller could be devastating – no matter how large and dominant the company. Sellers therefore need a simple and cost-effective way to carve out data and documents in the most precise and legally compliant way possible.

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When handing over business information, it is also not advisable to hand over a CD with the original ERP data. It would take weeks or months for the buyer to install and configure the appropriate solution to import and read the data.

Buyers will therefore increasingly insist during negotiations that relevant business information be provided in a modern and neutral format.

Impact
Solution

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Solution

Dealing with all of these issues at once demands a neutral, cost-effective and centralized platform that can cleanse, store and transfer business information in a legally compliant manner. This is exactly what the JiVS Information Management Platform (IMP) does. The platform not only handles a huge variety of ERP solutions from diverse manufacturers such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Baan and Peoplesoft. It also caters for PLM, PDM and CAD systems, where corporate treasures such as building plans and construction drawings can be found.

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The first step is to move all of the data and documents to JiVS IMP, storing the information along with its business context. This means, for example, that the buyer can search for and view all machine drawings and maintenance reports for a specific customer, just as they would have done in the original system. This is not archiving, but instead a historization of business information.

The next step is the actual migration. Since buyers usually only want to migrate part of their historical information into the live environment, they can use JiVS IMP to select, transform and transfer the data and documents as required.

In this sense, JiVS IMP acts as a central collection point and data staging area for company information during the course of the migration project. Both the data itself, and its quality, can be analyzed and optimized. This can take the form of data enrichment and harmonization, for example, or an analysis of the data’s reduction potential. Filter rules for data transfer can also be defined and made available in a neutral format in preparation for the information’s transformation and migration. Once the migration is complete, JiVS IMP provides legally compliant access to information – independent of device, time and location. And end-to-end retention management ensures the seamless management of the entire lifecycle of historical data and documents. In addition, JiVS IMP’s focused approach to business objects enables integration of the platform into target environments such as SAP S/4HANA or SAP C/4HANA.

Neither buyer nor seller has to implement JiVS IMP in their own data centers, instead using public Cloud offerings for implementation. Supported environments include the Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. At the same time, customers can choose from a variety of popular database management systems (DBMS) such as IBM Db2, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server and SAP IQ.

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Customer benefits

Sellers that use the historization approach to transfer business data and documents can be sure that their intellectual property is fully protected – particularly in the case of corporate restructuring involving competitors. This makes JiVS IMP an essential component of general risk management.

Read more

This same approach can be used in a number of other strategic corporate initiatives. This includes the decommissioning of legacy systems (application retirement) and migration to new software generations such as SAP S/4HANA. In all cases, JiVS IMP acts as the central platform for legacy data and documents, managing information in a legally compliant manner throughout the entire life cycle, including final deletion. This ensures legal certainty, saves up to 80% on operating costs and makes companies more agile overall.

Last but not least, JiVS IMP increases information security. As a modern centralized platform for legacy data and documents, JiVS IMP is much easier to protect against cyber espionage and other vulnerabilities than the vast majority of legacy systems.

Customer benefits
Price and availability

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Price and availability

JiVS IMP is available now. The range of functions and pricing for this cost-effective platform depend on the individual project.

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Problem description

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Problem description

As companies develop new inventions, products and services, they are effectively writing industrial history. This is especially true for so-called “hidden champions”. Not often in the public eye, these companies hold a prominent market position regardless – due to their innovative strength and resilience.

Read more

For these companies, the most important asset is their intellectual property. This finds its way into the public spotlight when international investors or competitors announce their intention to take over.

This valuable intellectual property is vulnerable when it comes to company takeovers or the threat of cyber espionage. But companies often overlook the risk associated with the sale or spin-off of a business unit, where data is scattered across a multitude of ERP, PLM and CAD systems. If this data pool isn’t properly separated, there is a high risk of important business secrets accidentally revealed.

Repercussions

2

Repercussions

In the case of sales or spin-offs, companies have to ensure that buyers receive nothing more than the necessary information. The risk of revealing business secrets is particularly high, when the buyer is a competitor.

Read more

But that’s easier said than done. As there are usually a multitude of enterprise solutions involved, carrying out data cleansing and selection in the systems themselves, or in test and quality assurance systems, is extremely time-consuming and expensive.
Impact

3

Impact

Companies are becoming increasingly digital. If digitized information falls into the wrong hands during a sale or spin-off, the risk to the seller could be devastating – no matter how large and dominant the company. Sellers therefore need a simple and cost-effective way to carve out data and documents in the most precise and legally compliant way possible.

Read more

When handing over business information, providing a CD of the original ERP data is no longer acceptable. For the buyer, this would mean weeks or months installing and configuring an appropriate solution to import and read the data.

During negotiations, buyers therefore increasingly insist that relevant business information be provided in a modern and neutral format.

Solution

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Solution

Dealing with all of these issues at once demands a neutral, cost-effective and centralized platform that can cleanse, store and transfer business information in a legally compliant manner. This is exactly what the JiVS Information Management Platform (IMP) does. The platform not only handles a huge variety of ERP solutions from diverse manufacturers such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft, Baan and Peoplesoft. It also caters for PLM, PDM and CAD systems, where corporate treasures such as building plans and construction drawings can be found.

Read more

The first step is to move all of the data and documents to JiVS IMP, storing the information along with its business context. This means, for example, that the buyer can search for and view all machine drawings and maintenance reports for a specific customer, just as they would have done in the original system. This is not archiving, but instead a historization of business information.

The next step is the actual migration. Since buyers usually only want to migrate part of their historical information into the live environment, they can use JiVS IMP to select, transform and transfer the data and documents as required.

In this sense, JiVS IMP acts as a central collection point and data staging area for company information during the course of the migration project. Both the data itself, and its quality, can be analyzed and optimized. This can take the form of data enrichment and harmonization, for example, or an analysis of the data’s reduction potential. Filter rules for data transfer can also be defined and made available in a neutral format in preparation for the information’s transformation and migration. Once the migration is complete, JiVS IMP provides legally compliant access to information – independent of device, time and location. And end-to-end retention management ensures the seamless management of the entire lifecycle of historical data and documents. In addition, JiVS IMP’s focused approach to business objects enables integration of the platform into target environments such as SAP S/4HANA or SAP C/4HANA.

Neither buyer nor seller has to implement JiVS IMP in their own data centers, instead using public Cloud offerings for implementation. Supported environments include the Google Cloud Platform, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. At the same time, customers can choose from a variety of popular database management systems (DBMS) such as IBM Db2, Oracle Database, Microsoft SQL Server and SAP IQ.

Customer benefits

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Customer benefits

Sellers that use the historization approach to transfer business data and documents can be sure that their intellectual property is fully protected – particularly in the case of corporate restructuring involving competitors. This makes JiVS IMP an essential component of general risk management.

Read more

This same approach can be used in a number of other strategic corporate initiatives. This includes the decommissioning of legacy systems (application retirement) and migration to new software generations such as SAP S/4HANA. In all cases, JiVS IMP acts as the central platform for legacy data and documents, managing information in a legally compliant manner throughout the entire life cycle, including final deletion. This ensures legal certainty, saves up to 80% on operating costs and makes companies more agile overall.

Last but not least, JiVS IMP increases information security. As a modern centralized platform for legacy data and documents, JiVS IMP is much easier to protect against cyber espionage and other vulnerabilities than the vast majority of legacy systems.

Price and availability

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Price and availability

JiVS IMP is available now. The range of functions and price are determined specifically for the project.

Would you like to discuss this usecase with our JiVS Expert?

Please fill out this short form and we will get back to you asap.

 

Privacy Policy

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