How SAP-MDM can play a role in non-SAP landscapes
I had an Customer requirement and got the message from business that they are not looking for SAP product for managing their master data since they are on non-sap landscape. This is quite usual and most of us would have come across such scenarios.
Misconception ~ SAP MDM is only for SAP landscapes
This is widely and wildly sold misconception that SAP-MDM is only for SAP landscapes. What I would like to emphasize here that after SAP brought a2i, it only brought SAP industry wide experience and maturity into MDM product and making it more reliable and enhanced it according to Industries requirements. The product is able to cater the requirements of many organization as of now. Its proven its capabilities to solve the root cause problem of master data. The vision is clear and with next release of SAP-MDM 7.1 it will be mature enough to cater any industry requirements.
Moreover the standard content provided by SAP in SAP-MDM is based on their experience of Industry and their landscape to help the organizations. However SAP-MDM is as good as the designer/Data modeler. Its upto the imagination and skills of Data modeler to model the repository according to the requirements.
Example: SAP-MDM can play twin role of managing employee master data and also authorizations (Identity Management of NetWeaver) in the organizations which are not on SAP landscape. Definitely can manage Customers, Vendors, Materials, Citizens (governments) etc… Master Data problem is quite ubiquitous in organizations.
Plug and Play SAP-MDM in non-SAP Landscapes
There are various options for connecting SAP-MDM to the non-SAP systems.
- flat files
- Flat files
Currently XML is widely accepted and used method for data transfer between systems. Thus SAP-MDM can be easily integrated with any other system or landscape. Moreover SAP-MDM is SOA enabled which makes it capable of play an part in non-sap landscapes.
Company : SATYAM Computer Services Limited
Role: Projects Lead / Project Manager
Above shared views are my personal views and might not synchronize with my company views.