Data Retention Guidelines

The requirements for archiving data vary based on the business you are in, the locations you are operating in, and the type of information or data that is being archived or retained.  Some data may be usefull for legal, tax and other purposes and some data may have little or no usefullness once it has been used by the system

Reasons you may be retaining data.

Legal Reasons


Historical Reporting


Audit Compliance

Varys by Country, State and in some cases on Local Levels

Moving from or to a new system

Allow archive system to run

(some data required to all st5 to open


Database Files - Retention Guidelines