One of Southeast Asia’s largest apparel tech company challenges related to growing data and documentation management with OpenText solutions for SAP

MAS Holdings leverages OpenText and Avaali to manage data growth and compliance, document management.

MAS Holdings is recognized today as a fully integrated, sustainable apparel manufacturer, employing over 100,000 people across 16 countries. MAS spans 61 manufacturing plants with established design locations placed in key style centers worldwide. The MAS portfolio has expanded exponentially, filtering into wearable technology, FemTech, start-ups, logistics, and fabric parks worldwide. MAS provides design-to-delivery solutions to leading global apparel brands.

Addressing the challenges of rapid SAP data growth and meeting Statutory Compliance
MAS Holdings was keen to address the continual challenges of efficiently storing, retrieving, and managing massive amounts of data as a result of business growth over the past number of years and expects to have substantial data growth in the upcoming years as well.

MAS Holdings explored options for archiving and document migration solutions of SAP using OpenText for its ECC systems with the goals to keep the production database lean, increase performance and improve business efficiency in order to increase performance, reduce maintenance windows & system administration costs, implement compliant long term data storage mechanisms and also meet industry standards from a statutory and regulatory perspective. MAS required a balance between risk and legal compliance by managing data volumes and retention requirements.

Partnering with Avaali to implement a solution efficiently and well within time.
MAS Holdings chose to partner with Avaali for the implementation of Open Text Archiving and Document Migration for SAP. The implementation team from Avaali conducted detailed workshops with key stakeholders from MAS Holdings to understand the current system and business processes, their pain points, their requirements, and the roadmap. The workshops also covered all aspects of the proposed solution in detail to help MAS Holdings appreciate how they could leverage the Archival Solution proposed to resolve their regulatory and compliance needs apart from finding the scalable archival system for their rapidly growing data. Avaali team created a detailed blueprint document covering the archival plan, then gained the acceptance and confidence of MAS Holdings business and IT team. Avaali team also migrated documents from SAP database to OpenText archive centre. Avaali also took ownership of educating the IT teams about the solution and thus eased change management.

  • Archiving for 12 standard SAP Archive objects including dependent objects with savings of close to 150 GB
  • Migration of content (approx. 200 GB) to OpenText Archive Centre
  • Enablement of archive access in 2 existing custom reports for standard Archive Objects
  • Training of MAS Holding’s in-house ABAP team to continue enabling archive access for other custom reports as required.
  • Re-claiming unused space allocated to database using standard SAP supported procedure.
  • Single source for all archived documents and seamless access to archived documents from SAP transactions.
  • Enablement of users to meet statutory compliance by storing documents in a secure and unalterable form.


MAS Holdings

Avaali Solutions

  • Increasing Database Size
  • High online, tier-1 storage costs and system administration costs
  • Declining SAP application performance
  • Increase in maintenance windows.
  • Requirement of compliant, long-term data storage mechanisms.
  • Need of meeting industry standards from a statutory and regulatory perspective.
  • Scope of improvement in business efficiency

OpenText Archiving and Document Access for SAP

  • Uphold Statutory Compliance while maintaining SAP DB growth
  • Reduction in storage costs using a multi-tier data storage and retention strategy
  • Reduction in system administration and costs
  • Transaction process improvements
  • Store Correspondence type documents and orders

“With the implementation of OpenText Archiving and Document Access for SAP, MAS saw vast improvements in performance and an immediate reduction and an additional benefit in managing storage and its costs to a certain degree. The archiving helped with savings of close to 150 GB of data and the migration of approximately 200 GB of data helped improve system performance substantially. The project also helped us mitigate legal liability through proactive content lifecycle management.”
Imran Mohamed Ali
Head of IT Infrastructure and Support
MAS Holdings

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