This is precisely where Florida-based Paschke Consulting makes a world of difference with its patent-pending, proprietary SAP archiving and archive retrieval solutions. “Born to mitigate the hardships pertaining to conventional archiving and retrieval methods, our state-of-the-art solution supports retrieval of archived data back into the SAP reports easily and quickly—whenever needed. Our data archiving and retrieval suite—the PCC Connector and the PCC Viewer—is a result of my decades-worth of experience in SAP data archiving,” says Jim Paschke, the CEO of Paschke Consulting.
Paschke Consulting’s solution is designed with four novel capabilities—dynamic access switching, dynamic mode switching, proprietary hashing, and dynamic field selections. With logic and machine learning capabilities infused into the suite, clients have the ability to switch between access methods and sequentially interact with archived records within a single request. It helps businesses significantly reduce the retrieval time by enabling them to switch between synchronous and asynchronous or parallel and serial reads. For instance, the solution can read a dataset that takes one hour with the SAP standard in six minutes; that means a 90 percent reduction in processing time.By offering a PCC hashing scheme — proprietary indexing on the archives — it makes dynamic access switching and dynamic mode switching more efficient for clients. “Our hashing scheme allows us to break down the requests into smaller units that can then be processed in parallel,” adds Paschke. Furthermore, the company’s dynamic field selection enables clients to read archives without the need to build indexes ahead of time—which is a common prerequisite for a typical archiving and retrieval solution. As such, it serves as a go-to solution for many organizations’ data archiving and retrieval needs.
Another aspect that drives more customers toward Paschke Consulting is cost. With the company's user-friendly solution, businesses can reduce their spending on data archiving drastically as opposed to conventional methods such as PBS and Nearline Storage.
Our data archiving and retrieval suite—the PCC Connector and the PCC Viewer—is a result of my decades-worth of experience in SAP data archiving
More importantly, Paschke Consulting adopts a powerful ‘parallel processing approach’ to read data, allowing it to retrieve data 95 percent faster than a typical model. For instance, if a client has data archived in 20 different files, the Connector spins out 20 different processes in parallel to retrieve data back. This enables them to finish the task in one minute as opposed to 20 minutes with conventional solutions.
With such a powerful value proposition, Paschke Consulting’s solution is successfully integrated into the workflow of Fortune 1000 companies and other clients. Dedicated to adding value to its clients’ operations, the company adopts a comprehensive approach while collaborating with them. A typical client engagement begins with Paschke Consulting performing a data volume management (DVM) analysis to assess the size of their database. The company then maps the data to archive objects and shows them how long-term archiving would look like by providing them a proprietary chart with pivot tables and formulas. Prior to implementing the solution, the company creates and publishes a detailed archiving strategy — a document that encompasses requirements for each object, retention times, and other information — to provide safe harbor for the clients. This allows them to protect themselves from any legal actions pertaining to the mishandling of data.
Paschke recalls an instance where they helped a client to archive their financial documents from 2003 through 2015 and reduce their FI-related tables from three terabytes to one terabyte. “We always report back to the customer how their database looks like pre- and post-implementation," adds Paschke. This enables clients to have a better understanding of their data and prevents them from sudden surprises pertaining to an increase in data volumes down the line. Furthermore, by employing the most experienced data archiving experts, Paschke Consulting ensures faster end-user business approval, compliance, and less risk than its competitors do.
Such instances of success testify to Paschke Consulting's dedication to building a powerful solution that adds value to its clients' business operations. Moving ahead, the company has a comprehensive plan to augment its business and anticipates a 3x growth in the coming years. To support the growth, they are hiring several experienced archiving consultants who can add value to its operations. With such an expert team and an automated suite of solutions, the company can support many customers. “We continue to enhance the capabilities of our solutions, get them certified by SAP, and make them available on the SAP application store,” concludes Paschke.