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SAP Customers Talk MDM: Part Three – Colgate-Palmolive

General Information About the Blog Series

In this SCN blog series, we’d like to let you hear directly the customer’s voice when it comes to mastering master data in the enterprise. The blogs include video statements, podcasts or blogs from SAP MDM customers plus additional info on the MDM initiatives.

The Customer’s Voice: Colgate Palmolive

Part Three features Colgate Palmolive. This global consumer products powerhouse uses SAP NetWeaver MDM Global Data Synchronization for streamlined trade item data transfer to retailers, core SAP NetWeaver MDM to improve global spend analysis, achieving a single version of the truth, and synchronize vendor data to and improve processes. What is more, Colgate also has implemented domain-specific SAP Master Data Governance to establish governed data maintenance and stewardship processes embedded in SAP ERP.

More Information on Colgate-Palmolive’s MDM Initiative


Multi-facetted MDM Initiative comprising SAP NetWeaver MDM, GDS and SAP Master Data Governance

Master Data Governance for financial data and material data

Establish embedded data governance and upfront stewardship for financial data and material data on top of SAP ERP.  Read the A bucket of smart ideas – Master Data Governanace Framework for Enterprises by Pratik Talwar, SAP Mentor and software developer for Colgate Palmolive Co.

Consolidation of vendor data and global spend analysis

Provide single version of the truth and high-quality vendor information to streamline procurement processes. Also aggregate spend information as a basis for procurement savings. For more, watch customer video at

Global Data Synchronization

Transmission of global trade item data to retailers according to industry standards, using 1SYNC data pool as single point of entry. To secure that products make it to the retailers’ shelves as quickly as possible.
See Enterprise Master Data Management and watch customer video at

Stay tuned for the next session.



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