SAP Product Lifecycle Management (SAP PLM) contains enormous quantities of sensitive and confidential data. Once this information leaves the SAP PLM system protecting this information in compliance to the authorizations set in SAP PLM is a challenge. Customers are therefore looking for ways how to enforce compliance via an Information Rights Management (IRM) framework. This applies for Microsoft Office documents as well as for Non-Microsoft file formats. In this whitepaper we show how Active Directory Rights-Management can be leveraged to encrypt Microsoft Office documents and give an Outlook how the same setup can be leveraged also for Non-Microsoft file formats in the near future.