Cargill Leads Purge & Archive Initiative

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Cargill, a private company and is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services, noticed their system was in desperate need of a purge. For a company of more than 100,000 employees operating in 60 countries, maintaining a clean database was difficult.

 

Challenges

Losing weight is not a battle exclusive to humans, most IT databases are so heavy with data overload, they could use a pretty strict diet as well. When purchase orders and invoices are run on a daily basis, for example, the amount of information you are storing in your database steadily builds. In turn, the system becomes slower and slower, costing time and money as it struggles to carry the extra weight.

I have to say that if I were to do a purge again, I would do it the same way. We would stick with the same product — we are very happy with ARCTOOLS.”

Bill Tritch
Product Manager for Cargill

Improved Business Processes

Cargill has noticed that their process runtime has dramatically decreased, which has saved time and, in turn, money. The online inquiries and backup of systems run faster because the database is not nearly as big as it was before the purge.

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The main way the purge process has helped their overall business process is that they were now able to perform an effective conversion. If they had not purged, many of their files would not have converted properly to the new release and they would have had additional rework or cleanup of the old data.

Bill Tritch, Product Manager, and Julie Mauser, I.T. manager, Global Financial Solutions for Cargill, discussed their need for a system purge and archive solution and how they have successfully trimmed down their database using ARCTOOLS.

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