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Author's profile photo Deepak Kr Gupta

SAP Information Steward Capabilities

In today’s scenario data has become very important asset to the organizations,as organizations are totally relying on performance of its employees and some employees as Data Steward totally relying on performance of data. They always want to fine-tune their most important assets during their work, as they own it. So in a longer run it impact organizations growth when it comes to analysis,strategy & reporting etc


Now the problem related with data arises that when some user from different business process area maintains the data in their own version, at the time of reporting or analysis they all use their own version of data for this purpose. organization needs to put a lot of effort in terms of time & manpower to resolve this.this seems to be waste of effort, time & money for companies.

SAP information steward which is part of EIM solution portfolio can help to resolve issues discussed above. By using this software data owner of an organization can see how good the data is through some score card and this can be part of your strategy that if data is good to go further for strategy and analysis. so imagine the BIG picture behind the using this software.


Not only getting the data insights, but users can also profile their data by keeping various dimension as reference point. There are some more module associated with it as well as by metadata management user can perform metadata management analysis, another module is metapedia – in which they can define their own terms for business and can link it with existing landscape and in cleaning package builder module users can use for defining cleansing packages to parse and standardize data

So here data user can trust to data as they are getting 360 degree view of data, and at the time of actual implementation more business and IT involvement makes it “Feel Good”. So finally It empowers data stewards to providing a place where they can put some standards which relates to their data, and can make it in role organizationwide.

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      Author's profile photo Markus Ganser
      Markus Ganser
      Author's profile photo Niels Weigel
      Niels Weigel
      Not to forget, that with Information Steward beside the DQ Scorecard and drill down capabilities, also the failed records can be automatically stored within a failed record database. These records can then be used by the applications like SAP CRM to start next activities like Cleansing Cases.

      A great way to take care of full Information Governance, as organizations not only take care of the identification of their data quality problems, but also set up standardized, well documented and managed cleansing activities.


      Author's profile photo Deepak Kr Gupta
      Deepak Kr Gupta
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      Yes Niels, you are right. and this Failed Data connection can be created in central management console(CMC) where all the data/records which is not passing the rule of IS will be stored.
      As you said it can later exported and use for further analysis and by the means of score card data user can see quality of their data based on various quality dimensions.