Following the Benefit Now From Support Package 4 for SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1, the brand-new Support Package 5 offers additional benefit from integrating SAP NetWeaver MDM with BPM for collaborative MDM scenarios in heterogeneous, multiple-system contexts. In particular, it provides extended flexibility with regards to the master data management UIs, providing additional WebDynpro components for matching, comparing and merging records.
From a process perspective in a customer data creation process, a typical flow in determining duplicate data can be as follows:
The 3 steps highlighted in middle blue are now backed by comprehensive WebDynpro UIs:
Business Content Extensions
In addition, as of SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Support Package 5, the Collaborative Material Master Data Creation content package has been incorporated into the delivery and is also available for download in the SAP Software Download and Distribution center. This package provides the relevant content for a collaborative creation process for material master data based on SAP NetWeaver MDM and SAP NetWeaver BPM (running on SAP NetWeaver CE 7.2).
Please note that the corresponding quick starter package available since SAP NetWeaver MDM 7.1 Support Package 4 (available via SDN download) is based on SAP NetWeaver CE 7.1.1.
In addition, there are enhancements in the MDM workflow (additional step), and enhanced SAP BusinessObjects Data Services blueprints for SAP NetWeaver MDM use cases (e.g. address cleansing) using the MDM Enrichment Architecture. For example, there is specific business content for vendor and customer data to directly interact with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services dataflows, which reduces the implementation time significantly.
For a complete picture, see the SP05 Overview Presentation and watch the session recording.