Mergers & Acquisitions

Do you need to archive a system due to a company acquisition?
With our ViewBox archiving solution, you are well prepared and can relax while we archive your data from the legacy system.

ViewBox by AvenDATA offers
an efficient and flexible solution for data archiving in older systems.

With AvenDATA’s ViewBox solution, your company’s past as well as future are secure. The reason for this security lies in the fact that ViewBox fulfills the legal requirements of the new EU data protection act. Moreover, it also offers a standardized base to your company, thereby enabling you to conduct potential mergers and acquisitions in a swift manner.

What happens if you decide for us?

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STEP 1

System Analysis

The first step in the process is the system analysis. This is a crucial step with a purpose of estimating a duration for archiving your legacy system. This step also calculates the cost, which is yet another vital component of decision making and planning. The system analysis outcome is always a fixed offer price. You can either accept or reject this offer. Generally, system analysis takes around 90 minutes. The system analysis is divided into two parts:

Technical Part for Clarification

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access to the system(s) (VPN/Citrix ...)

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required rights for the system(s)

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coordination of contact person(s) (professional and/or technical)

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type/size of database (for example, Oracle/721 gigabyte)

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definition of export memory/shared memory

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system version/name

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coordination of backup processes

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... and some more

Business Part for Clarification

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discussion/agreement/screen recordings of the required standard reports, for example, balance sheet, trial balance, sales order, etc.

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discussion / agreement / screen recordings of the additional report(s)

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... and some more

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STEP 2

The archiving project

After the successful completion of the system analysis step, you need to decide and start the project with us. Once decided to start the project, there will be a kick-off meeting. In this meeting, your team will get accustomed to our experienced Project Manager. It is important for us to unburden you of your resources while we perform the archiving process.
Points of Discussion during the Kick-off Meeting
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Introduction of all the participants

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Access to the network

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Presentation of the process model

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Coordination of a project plan

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Access to the system

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Coordination of weekly Jour Fixe meetings

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Access to the database

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More points as per the requirement(s)

The project starts after the kick-off meeting. Out expert support team can also assist you in case you are stuck at some point during the project.

The following milestones are a part of the project realisation.

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Access to the system

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Setting up the web address or VPN access

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Data export protocol/hash values

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User(s) training

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Data transfer

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Documentation of the entire project

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Data import

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Coordination with accountants/auditors

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Creation of the test data

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Creation of the commissioned views/extraction and import of document files such as pdf invoices, delivery notes, etc.

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More points as per the requirement(s)

  • Each milestone ensures its own quality assurance process.
  • The project lasts for a duration of 3-6 months as the duration depends on the complexity of the situation.
  • You can be rest assured as our respective teams will also provide accounts/audits related support.
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STEP 3

User Acceptance Test - Project Handover

Your acceptance assures the last step of this process. Post-acceptance, you will be testing the samples, checking the certificate of completeness and verifying documentation. Moreover, we will also provide our project samples for your perusal. Thus, you will have an extensive test data.

If everything progresses as per the schedule, you will then receive an acceptance report from us. At this stage, you can shut down your system(s). Now, you will observe that all the necessary information can be reviewed within the ViewBox to be archived in the best possible way.

You would realise the freedom and relaxation as the risks involved with the legacy systems will no longer impact your company. From now on, the company will start saving money in the various departments like maintenance, electricity, personnel costs, etc.

We are always there for you with our support services. This commitment holds true even after your acceptance phase. You will be fully supported by us, for example, we will extend our support when an audit is announced, or if further training is required, or may be a follow-up due to a change of an employee or a group of employees.

ViewBox software - a global archive for all kinds of old applications

ViewBox by AvenDATA -
So that all the data is where it belongs.

With the ViewBox softwareby AvenDATA you can provide a global archive for your old SAP system. The process can be well-achieved in both the cases, viz. an on-premises storage in your office or as a secured cloud hosting solution. The solution by AvenDATA is ISO 27001, ISO 9001 and ISO 50001 certified.

Enable Efficient and Secure Access to the Relevant Data Post-takeover of the Company

In case of a takeover, generally one part of the ERP system is transferred into the new common ERP system of the leading company. For example, the data in question refers to the data for the last two years or the open processes data. Additionally, the company must check the storage periods. For instance, in Germany the storage period for the tax-relevant data is 10 years. Further, depending on the requirements of the branch, the storage periods can be much longer (say for the tracing of charges).

The major concern is the use of the remaining data. In most cases, this data should not be taken into the new ERP system. For example, what if the data still includes personal information about the employees. These employees are no longer employed by the new company due to the takeover. Now, what to do with this data that is legally relevant but technically not useful for the company?

efficient and secure access to all relevant data
BENEFITS & FEATURES

Advantages of ViewBox

FIXED PRICE

Each of our archiving projects is fixed price based, allowing you perform the necessary planning and budgeting. The fixed price includes migration and ongoing costs.

Merge & Acquisitions

The ViewBox can be used not only for decommissioning systems, but also for carve-outs required due to company acquisitions.

SAVING YOUR IT RESOURCE

By decommissioning legacy systems, internal resources are freed, which means they can be used for productive systems or other projects. As a result, your internal resources are no longer burdened.

Switch off legacy system

The main goal of archiving is to be able to subsequently decommission the legacy system. After a project with us, this refers to the application both on the old server and the old database.

DOCUMENTATION

You will receive project documentation for every archiving project, which serves as an essential evidence for the internal audit and the auditors. It takes into account evidence for data integrity, data completeness and audit security.

Multi-client capability

The archiving software is multi-client and can therefore be used for different clients and systems from a wide range of manufacturers. You are able to build an archive for all your legacy systems.

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AvenDATA: Achieving Efficiency through Extensive Experience

AvenDATA founded in 2003 as a spin-off of the renowned auditing and tax consulting company Mazars GmbH & Co. KG (www.mazars.de) has become one of the leading providers in the field of legacy system archiving and legacy system decommissioning.

The AvenDATA Group operates worldwide with headquarters in Berlin with offices in Budapest, Mumbai and New York. AvenDATA has more than 600 archiving projects with more than 250 applications from different vendors. The company has an extensive global experience of more than 18 years. It has a team of 180+ experts who are the main driving force behind the success of archiving solutions for the global clients.

AvenDATA provides specialized services like IT application decommissioning, carve-out, system decommissioning, SAP HANA, liquidation/insolvency, and mergers and acquisitions to name a few. The clients eagerly look forward to the upcoming solutions for archiving the legacy systems with AvenDATA.

Well-known and international
companies rely on AvenDATA

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LMS

We were able to successfully archive AS400 data in the archive software ViewBox provided by the service provider AvenDATA GmbH.

Turnover:

360 Mm. €

Employee:

1750

Industry:

Automotive

Last change: 2023

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Envista

In order to meet our legal retention requirements, we were faced with the challenge of archiving legacy SAP systems. We have realized this together with AvenDATA.

Turnover:

2.3 Bn. €

Employee:

12,000+

Industry:

MedicalLast

Last change: 2023

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Swarovski

We were faced with the challenge of archiving HR and ERP data from two SAP systems due to a system changeover. Here we decided to implement with AvenData!

Turnover:

3.5 Bn. €

Employee:

32,000

Industry:

Jewellery

Last change: 2023

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Granovit

We were faced with the challenge of archiving data from 2 legacy systems. We successfully mastered this with the service provider AvenDATA.

Turnover:

250 Mm. €

Employee:

250

Industry:

Animal Feed Industry

Last change: 2023

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EWR Energy

Due to a system conversion, we were faced with the challenge of archiving data in a way that would allow us to shut down our legacy system. For this purpose, we chose the service provider AvenDATA GmbH, which specializes in legacy system archiving.

Turnover:

870 Mm. €

Employee:

540

Industry:

Energy

Last change: 2023

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Adient

Together with our partner AvenDATA, we have been able to realise different SAP carve-out projects in the last few years as a result of company acquisitions and sales. Here, either parts of the SAP systems in the form of company codes or entire SAP systems were archived.

Turnover:

17 Bn. €

Employee:

86,000

Industry:

Manufacturing

Last change: 2023

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MTS Group

Together with our partner AvenDATA, we were able to successfully archive the data from a legacy SAP system.

Turnover:

449 Mm. €

Employee:

700

Industry:

Technology

Last change: 2023

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masa

We have successfully archived applications in the area of AS/400 and proALPHA with the company AvenDATA.

Turnover:

111 Mm. €

Employee:

500

Industry:

Manufacturing

Last change: 2023

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Nehlsen AG – AUS

We were able to successfully archive our legacy system with the company AvenDATA.

Turnover:

692 Mm. €

Employee:

3000

Industry:

Disposal

Last change: 2023

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KSB

We were able to successfully archive our legacy system with the company AvenDATA.

Turnover:

2.25 Bn. €

Employee:

15,713

Industry:

Mechanical Engineering

Last change: 2023

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Putzmeister – AUS

Together with AvenDATA we were able to successfully decommission 2 SAP legacy systems.

Turnover:

764 Mm. €

Employee:

3,071

Industry:

Mechanical Engineering

Last change: 2023

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Zublin – AU

Together with AvenDATA, our partner for archiving topics, we were able to successfully decommission legacy systems.

Turnover:

4.2 Bn. €

Employee:

14,000

Industry:

Construction

Last change: 2023

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vitos – AUS

We were able to successfully archive one of our legacy systems with the IT service provider AvenDATA.

Turnover:

700 Mm. €

Employee:

11,000

Industry:

Medical Center

Last change: 2023

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Etatec

We were able to successfully archive our SAP legacy system with the company AvenDATA.

Turnover:

2.6 Bn. €

Employee:

11,800

Industry:

Technology

Last change: 2023

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Plansee

Together with the company AvenDATA GmbH we were able to successfully archive the data of an SAP ERP system including attached documents.

Balance sheet sum:

2.02 Bn. €

Employee:

11,174

Industry:

Metal Processing

Last change: 2023

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lbbw

We were confronted by the challenge of archiving a central order control system and a configuration management system with software artifacts. Other projects had successfully archived legacy systems with AvenDATA before. After a common archiving project, we still have access to the data via viewbox and are able to finally shut down the two legacy systems.

Turnover:

282 Bn. €

Employee:

9,893

Industry:

Banking

Last change: 2023

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EagleBurgmann

Together with AvenDATA we managed to successfully archive Microsoft Dynamics legacy system across different countries within Europe. The Avendata viewbox meets our storing requirements from a business and audit perspective. The project was conducted in a professional and timely manner.

Turnover:

858 Mm. €

Employee:

5,800

Industry:

Industrial Sealing

Last change: 2023

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Sana Kliniken

We chose the service provider AvenDATA to archive our industry-specific legacy system.

Turnover:

3 Bn. €

Employee:

34,600

Industry:

Medical Center

Last change: 2023

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Leipa

Due to the joint archiving project with avendata we are able to finally switch off our AS/400 based legacy system.

Turnover:

850 Mm. €

Employee:

1,700

Industry:

Packaging

Last change: 2023

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Greiner

Together with AvenDATA, we were able to successfully manage our carve out from an SAP system.

Turnover:

2.27 Bn. €

Employee:

11,015

Industry:

Conglomerate

Last change: 2023

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Klingel Gruppe

After a provider selection process, we chose the provider AvenDATA to archive our HOST. The archiving was successfully completed according to our specifications and the specifications of our auditor

Turnover:

1 Bn. €

Employee:

2,200

Industry:

Multichannel Distance Commerce

Last change: 2023

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Stromnetz Berlin

Due to a short-term shutdown of our old billing-system, we needed a reliable and convenient solution at short notice – the Avendata Viewbox made this available to us.

Turnover:

1.14 Bn. €

Employee:

1,509

Industry:

Energy

Last change: 2023

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Nord-lb

As a result of a successful IT project with AvenDATA, we were able to archive and finally replace a complex core banking system.

Balance sheet sum:

154.012 Bn. €

Employee:

4,900

Industry:

Banking

Last change: 2023

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E.ON

Due to the archiving project with AvenDATA we are in a position to finally switch off our legacy system.

Turnover:

77.4 Bn. €

Employee:

69,733

Industry:

Energy

Last change: 2023

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TX Group

We have successfully archived part of our SAP systems with AvenDATA and were able to decommission them. Other legacy systems (SAP, Cognos) will follow.

Turnover:

957.4 Mm CHF

Employee:

3,600

Industry:

Media

Last change: 2023

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GALERIA – AU

By selecting a provider for archiving our various legacy applications, the decision was made in favour of AvenDATA. Together we were able to successfully archive the data in such a way that we continue to have the relevant data available in an archiving system, but can switch off the legacy systems at the same time.

Turnover:

4.49 Bn. €

Employee:

18,000

Industry:

Retail

Last change: 2023

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BITMARCK

We successfully archived our Wilken accounting system with AvenDATA. This allowed us to decommission the system without losing access to our legacy data.

Turnover:

350 Mm. €

Employee:

1,600

Industry:

Insurance

Last change: 2023

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IMCD

In an international context, an ERP system had to be replaced in several countries and archived in an audit-proof manner. Both the time and knowledge component were decisive.

Turnover:

3.44 Bn. €

Employee:

3,740

Industry:

Chemical Distribution

Last change: 2023

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Strabag

In the past few years, we were able to archive various legacy systems resulting from acquisitions and system consolidations together with AvenDATA, then switch them off and save on IT costs for the continued operation of legacy systems.

Turnover:

15.3 Bn. €

Employee:

73,606

Industry:

Construction

Last change: 2023

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BauerMedia Group

With AvenDATA’s ViewBox, we were able to successfully archive an old financial accounting system and then switch off the legacy system.

Turnover:

2.07 Bn. €

Employee:

13,226

Industry:

Media

Last change: 2023

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Sonepar

Due to a system integration, we were able to successfully archive a legacy system for one of our subsidiaries with AvenDATA and then switch it off.

Turnover:

23 Bn. €

Employee:

45,000

Industry:

Electronic Industry

Last change: 2023

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Alpiq

Alpiq has already carried out several projects for the legacy data archiving of SAP data with the help of Avendata. The motivation was different: sometimes it was a subset of an SAP system that was in a sold part of the company in their SAP system, which are now for auditing purposes with the Avendata, another time it was about a whole legacy SAP system to dissolve to drastically reduce operating costs.

Turnover:

7.18 Bn. €

Employee:

1,200

Industry:

Electronic Industry

Last change: 2023

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Mapple Bank -AU

At the time, we chose the IT service provider AvenDATA to archive our core banking system and an AS/400-based platform.

Balance sheet sum:

3.7 Bn. €

Employee:

220

Industry:

Banking

Last change: 2023

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Atos

In order to be optimally prepared for a digital external test, Atos Origin has commissioned AvenDATA GmbH with the configuration of their SAP DART module. Atos Origin is perfectly prepared for a digital audit due to this uncomplicated and secure solution.

Turnover:

11.18 Bn. €

Employee:

104,430

Industry:

Global IT Provide

Last change: 2023

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Service Partner

Together with AvenDATA we have archived our SAP system.

Balance sheet sum:

187 Mm. €

Employee:

2,150

Industry:

Banking

Last change: 2023

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Mobene

We were able to use the archiving solution ViewBox to shut down various legacy systems – without losing access to the legacy data.

Turnover:

1.95 Bn. €

Employee:

351

Industry:

Oil Industrie

Last change: 2023

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Pepko

In compliance with the regulatory requirements, we were able to successfully and efficiently archive our SAP legacy data last year using the ViewBox archiving solution from AvenDATA.

Turnover:

40.6 Mm. €

Employee:

450

Industry:

Healthcare

Last change: 2023

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GRZ

In cooperation with the AvenDATA company, we were able to successfully archive data from an SAP legacy system in a resource-saving manner.

Turnover:

12.0 Mm. €

Employee:

140

Industry:

Software producer

Last change: 2023

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Also

In recent years, we have repeatedly been able to archive the most diverse legacy systems using the ViewBox archiving software and then switch them off. The solution could be used for both structured and unstructured data.

Turnover:

12.4 Bn. €

Employee:

4,000

Industry:

Global IT Provider

Last change: 2023

General Data Protection
Regulation (GDPR)

We have considered everything -
even the 'Right to be Forgotten' .

ViewBox is compliant with the new European Union – General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR). GDPR directs as to how the personal data must be collected, processed, and erased.

The General Data Protection Regulation act (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) is also valid in Germany from 25th May 2018. The essential updates include the ‘right to be forgotten’. Accordingly, under certain situations, the right to have private information about a person be removed from the Internet searches and other directories.

ViewBox is in accordance with the EU-GDPR guidelines wherein such data can be made anonymous. The companies will also get an additional expanded accountability for handling such data. Moreover, in case of a risk-afflicted data processing, a ‘data protection-impact assessment’ must be carried out based on a certain criterion. ViewBox by AvenDATA prepares you for all such types of new and legal fundamental requirement(s) with a complete know-how of the legal compliance.