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This weblogs differentiate between SAP TDMS and 3rd-party data transfer tools such as (Hayes Gold Client, Gamma Infoshuttle, and EPIUSE Data Sync Manager) on product comparison and guide best recommended approach for all business scenarios using data transfer copy.

The following below comparison strategies for SAP Data transfer tool which will help answer the questions and start out with a product comparison of SAP TDMS vs. Hayes Gold Client vs. Gamma Info shuttle vs. EPIUSE Data Sync Manager.  In this post, it will show up pros, cons, review, and Decision support matrix for choosing as a right product.

A.      Product Review

SAP TDMS Product Review

SAP Test Data Migration Server (TDMS) is the data extraction tool that populates your development, quality and test systems with SAP business data from your live production environment.


Hayes Gold Client

Gold Client is a third-party SAP certified solution developed by Hayes technology and resold to Symmetric Cooperation which collaborates with SAP customers to provide powerful data management capabilities for enhanced testing and strategic process improvements. Hayes’ premier software solution, Gold Client, eliminates the need for full database copies by allowing SAP teams to dynamically create user-defined subsets of SAP data, which results in improved test data quality, restored development integrity, reduced time, effort and hardware expenditures.  Gold Client offers a real solution to a real problem for small and medium-sized companies of all sizes (ERP, HR, CRM, GTS, SRM, and BW).


Gamma Infoshuttle

InfoShuttle is a third-party SAP certified solution which offers a systematic method of building test or training scenarios with current data from a Production system. Transferring relational sets of data, InfoShuttle generates the building blocks for Production-like systems. As this can be performed on a selective basis, InfoShuttle dramatically reduces the time taken to build useful Production-like environments. It is this selective nature of InfoShuttle that offers benefits over the current whole client refresh strategy.


EPIUSE Data Sync Manager

Data Sync Manager (DSM) is a third-party SAP certified solution developed by EPIUSE which empowers all levels of SAP users, ensuring access to production data in non-production systems for testing, training and support. This landscape management product is easy to use and offers an integrated approach to getting the data you need when you need it. Use DSM to copy a complete subset of a client or to copy SAP data objects on demand in SAP HR Solutions.

The two components of DSM, uniquely integrated into one user-friendly product, are Client Sync and Object Sync:

  • Client Sync refreshes or copies a subset of data to a specified SAP client.   For example, the data can include customization, master data and   transaction data, based on your selections. The Basis team usually use this functionality to make periodic refreshes.
  • Object Sync allows you to select data at the SAP business object level, such as material or employee data, or at the document flow level, such as sales Order or delivery data, and copy it to a target non-production system. With this functionality, functional users, developers, and production support personnel can copy what they need, when they need it.


B.  Decision Support Matrix


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