A customer’s landscape can be trapped with many systems as SAP systems and Non SAP systems as well, many processes are running across the systems, many people (IT & Non IT) handling their own systems & work and taking care of the processes they are responsible for. But they have no idea of each other’s data & data process though they are working for same firm and business. This is a case of typical data operations organization, it can be anything irrespective of function as any manufacturing organization which pays to vendor, procure something and create a product and after selling, customer pays them or it can be banking firm which have a global presence helps its client to manage their money by various ways. Various master data objects (customer, vendor…Etc) are wrapped up in various systems, in fact the data is moving without central control, there is no local or global body which can provide the custodianship to data.
By being a typical data firm an organization generally maintains their master data in various ways in various systems, but they miss one crucial factor which is “identity of data”. This signifies Quality, maintenance, one view and its custodianship.
So for mastering the master data of a firm SAP has a TRIO which conquer all data related problem of the firm; TRIO is BODS (Business Object Data Services), NW MDM (Net weaver Master Data Management) and MDG (Master Data Governance)
First of all to achieve all the data quality, right from extracting the data from existing customer’s system (SAP or Non SAP) then transforming it to its load. Various kind of address, name cleansing are involved; this first Hero is SAP’s Business object data services.
The second hero in the row is SAP’s Net weaver master Data management tool, again very powerful application to store master data, helps to enrich, validate and distribute the data. Work as a central point to hold the data with almost all operations required.Their performance can be seen FEATURED EVENTS.
Again the third hero which will provide a “Nirvana” state to data is SAP’s Master data governance. This helps to establish policies and standards to facilitate data quality and integrity within an organization. This will provide such an environment which will help to hold, control and monitor the master data.More about master data governance can be seen Embedded Master Data Management
For all the data organization it is recommended to follow this SAP TRIO to catch, hold and handle the master data.