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The Data Volume Management work center in the SAP Solution Manager shows details of the source of data volume movements in single or multiple system landscapes. It is based on an SAP NetWeaver BW system, and provides an integrated, landscape-based view of your data. This work center has the following characteristics:

  • The analysis and reporting infrastructure provides a large selection of functions and attributes, with which you can display a lot of DVM statistics and determine potential savings.

  • You can access an overview of archiving data and DVM service reports, and create new reports.

  • You can also create and display service documents and reports for service sessions, in this work center.


You are authorized for this work center. For more information, see Using the Work Center.



You can access all the functions described below, directly in the overview.

Status summary

You can check the status of all DVM extractors and analysis jobs which have run or been scheduled, in your SAP Solution Manager system. You can also display the number of service sessions you have specified.

You can specify grouping criteria to bundle systems and save them under separate solution names for analysis, with the DVM technical scenarios. This can be useful in complex landscapes.


You can create new analyses for complex reports, and display and change currently scheduled analyses. You can schedule various types of analyses, such as the age of data records, determine and analyze deletion potential, simple and complex archiving objects, etc.

Decision Maker

You use the Decision Maker function to determine which objects consume the most data in your systems. You use the results of this analysis to rank and prioritize objects for Data Volume Management.

Statistics and Trends

You can analyze the data distribution, table usage, age structure and scope of the business objects, in your system landscape.

Reorganization and Compression

The Reorganization and Compression function simulates technical data volume reduction processes, such as reorganization and compression of database tables and indexes.

Impact and References

The Impact and References function helps you to determine the links between technical objects and business-related information. The analysis provides your technical team with an overview of how objects are used by your business in practice.

Potential Savings

You can calculate the potential savings that can be achieved by archiving or deleting data in your system landscape.

Archiving Information

You can display information about archiving jobs, archiving statistics, and archiving file statistics.

Service Documents

You can display service documents for DVM service sessions, and create new service documents using self-services.


You can use all customer templates or SAP standard web templates, for customer DVM report requirements.