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Initial data quality integration between SAP NetWeaver MDM and Business Objects Data Services is based on the MDM Enrichment Architecture where the Business Objects’ Enrichment Adapter allows data cleansing and enrichment of business partner master data using Business Objects’ inherent postal address directories. The cleansed data is transferred to the MDM Enrichment Controller for availability in SAP NetWeaver MDM (based on MDM workflow). In addition, ETL connectivity between SAP BusinessObjects Data Services and SAP NetWeaver MDM with data pre-cleansing done by SAP BusinessObjects Data Services has also been explained in an SDN How-to Guide.

Both integration scenarios are explained in my blog on the SAP Business Objects and SAP NetWeaver MDM – Bringing Together The Best of Two Worlds.

But what has been somehow missing so far, is a cohesive and comprehensive in-depth picture of current integration scenarios providing best practices for implementation including additional integration mechanisms (e.g. DB views). Therefore, I’d like to draw your attention to a new series of MDM How-to Guides dealing in depth with SAP NetWeaver MDM and Business Objects Data Services integration topics. The first publications in this series are:

Part III of this series is planned to cover the SAP NetWeaver MDM and SAP BusinessObjects Data Services interaction when it comes to central master data creation.

For additional information about integrating SAP NetWeaver MDM with SAP Objects Data Services, see the Integrating SAP NetWeaver MDM with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services Wiki site on SDN.

I hope that this information is beneficial for you!

Markus

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  1. Community User
    Hi,

    Thanks for the informative blog series. Can you please confirm when the guide for Central MDM with BODS integration will be available?

    Regards,

    Shehryar

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      1. Community User
        Hi Markus,

        Thanks for a quick response. Much appreciated.

        I have seen nearly all of the documents published on SDN on the subject. Based on SAP’s roadmap for MDM and DS integration, we are planning to implement a solution for Central MDM based on BPM, MDM and potentially Data Services. The scope covers Material, Vendors, and Customer. For Material, your guide on Collaborative Material Master Data Creation has proven invaluable. However, this does not cover DS, which is fine in case of Material. However, for Customer and Vendor, there is value in using DS for duplicate check, address cleansing, name cleansing, and normalization, etc. So I am looking for a consolidated document on Central MDM based on BPM, MDM, and DS so that I can present the SAP recommended approach to the customer.

        Do you have any plans to release the Part III anytime soon?

        Regards

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        1. Markus Ganser Post author
          I’d also like to mention that as part of the SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 SP05 Business Content delivery, there are also MDM Web Dynpro configuration XML files (item details etc.) for the customer, vendor and material domain.
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