SAP MDM Global Data Synchronization lets you manage data and communication in an integrated central console for better supply chain operations. In particular, GDS can drive unnecessary costs out of the supply chain by decreasing retail out-of-stock situations, reducing price settlement claims, and achieving more efficient promotion planning as well as a more-efficient replenishment process between supplier and customer. Find more information in the GDS Solution Brief.
With the new version of SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management Global Data Synchronization (release 2.1, currently in ramp up) SAP provides, for example, enhanced process automation and the ability to exchange prices in compliance with the GS1 format. GS1 is a non-profit organization establishing standards for World Trade.
In particular, SAP NetWeaver MDM GDS 2.1 has the following new and enhanced features:
Price synch capabilities
ERP Import based on VPRICAT transaction. UI for price component maintenance. Outgoing catalog type message based on GS1 interface without out of box response handling.
SA2 Worldsync connectivity
Certificated Trade Item Synch Message Choreography
P2P data exchange
Sending out selected set of trade item in a catalog xml format to a trade partner via PI
- Functional improvements
> Publication Automation
> Workflow Identification by Item
> Process Log (GTIN, Validation, Mass Delete, Co-Relation Manager in Log)
> Display Images
> Propagate data through a hierarchy based upon material number
> Workflow Mass Delete
> Limit User Visibility by Target Market
> Trade Partner Selection by TM, GPC in Publication
> Plan EJB or Web Service Interface for Partners
> Create Trade Item to Multiple Target Market
> Search for Publication Results
> Lock/Unlock User
If your company is interested in participating in the GDS 2.1 product ramp-up, you may contact your SAP Account Executive.