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Benefit from Innovations: SAP MDG on SAP S/4HANA 1909

SAP S/4HANA 1909 has been recently announced as the Intelligent Enterprise Foundation. When it comes to hub-based master data management, SAP Master Data Governance on SAP S/4HANA brings additional benefits in the overall task of getting and keeping master data clean: SAP MDG on SAP S/4HANA 1909 comes with innovations across the following key capabilities:

Consolidation

In the handling of Business Partner data and Product data we have extended the data model coverage. Consolidating Business Partner data now includes Credit Management, Unloading Points, and Long Texts, and consolidating Product data now incorporates Production Resources & Tools data. In addition…

You now get a summary of changes which is directly integrated in the activation step. You can navigate into all affected records and track the applied changes.
There is also an enhanced address validation with review capabilities in the case of ambiguous or defective address data. A wizard leads you through several steps to get an address cleansed.

Mass Processing

We also provide an integrated summary of changes in the activation step. And, you can also benefit from the extended data model coverage for Business Partner and Product data.

Central Governance

Has various enhancements that were requested by customers participating in the Customer Connection program. For example, we have enhanced the workflow flexibility and transparency with additional steps after the activation and by relating follow-up change requests. In addition, we now have a much better error handling and wizard-like guidance on the User Interface in centrally governing Business Partner data. We have also increased the data model coverage. For example, we have added production resources and tools data in managing Product data. For more details, see the following demos. To start the videos, click the icon:

Demo featuring Enterprise Search in MDG, auto-resize of duplicate pop-up, change-request tracker, additional steps after activation, follow-up Change Request
Demo featuring search of change requests by business dataimproved error message handling in central governance of Business Partner/Customer/Supplier datachange request tracker
Demo featuring preferred language for Material description in Search Result List, Production Resource/Tool (PRT), editable Price Unit 

Data Quality Management

Note: For a quick introduction to Data Quality Management within SAP MDG on SAP S/4HANA, see this short video and watch the 2-minute-tutorials part one and part two.

Now, with SAP MDG on SAP S/4HANA 1909, Data Quality Management is not only applicable for Product data, but also for Business Partner and Custom object data. In addition, we now apply machine learning techniques for mining potential business rules. We also incorporate the data quality rules for checks in central governance for business partner data, and data quality rules can be shared between SAP S/4HANA systems using the import and export apps.

For a summary of the innovations coming with SAP MDG on S/4HANA 1909, see also the innovations in a nutshell presentation, or browse the SAP S/4HANA What’s New Viewer for MDG innovations or the What’s New pdf. document on the SAP S/4HANA product page on SAP Help Portal.

Hoping that this information is helpful for your tasks in master data management.

Markus

 

 

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  • Hi Markus

    Thanks for sharing useful innovations .

    Can we upload excel file for follow up request for creation of BOM instead of manual data input?

     

    • Hi Sanjay,
      The creation of BOM is not a follow-up request, but only an additional step in the Change Request process after activation. In this step there is a link to the backend transaction. It is not controlled by MDG, therefore you can’t use an Excel file import. You may use a browser feature like copy and paste.

      Regards,

      Markus

          • Hi Markus

            Can we down-port additional functionality available in S/4HANA 1909 into 1809 or 1709 versions ?

            Actually there is SAP note for this which I implemented in S/4HANA 1809 but unsuccessful…..

            2779504 – MDG Customer Connect: “MDG Out of the box application to search CRs by business data”

             

  • Dear Markus,

    The additional steps after activation and the follow up CRs are an awesome feature thus bringing our PTC Windchill/SAP MDG solution back to standard. One question relating to the BoM Step and the Link to the BoM maintenance.. is this fixed or is it part of the customizing to have there the e.g. routing maintenance instead or Info record maintenance etc?

    Best regards,

    Dominik Meyenburg

    • Hi Dominik,

      This is no customizing navigation. The UI in this demo is step-dependent with a new UIBB with the link to the BoM maintenance.

      Regards,

      Markus

      • Hi Markus

        New UI which is step-dependent which will be used to create follow up change requests like link to BoM maintenance is pre delivered only with 1909 or down-port is available in lower versions as well.

        Secondally  is it possible to define any follow on UI with follow up request like assignment of PIR of new activated material or hierarchy maintenance in case of BP,Supplier and Customer and so on.

        Is any How to Guide available for this?

        Can you elaborate it please?

  • Hi Sanjay,

    you mixed different features. Will try to sort it:

    Step-dependent UI -> is is possible in various ways and customers are doing this in their projects. SAP don’t deliver these UIs but the possibility to customize this. This is possible in all releases.

    Create follow up change requests -> this is also possible in all releases (see PPT https://www.sap.com/documents/2019/10/80ef0e20-6b7d-0010-87a3-c30de2ffd8ff.html slide 16 for the guide). With S/4HANA 1909 new links on the Change Request UI and in the My Change requests screen allow to call up previous change requests and follow-up change requests directly.

    Additional Steps After Activation -> see PPT https://www.sap.com/documents/2019/10/80ef0e20-6b7d-0010-87a3-c30de2ffd8ff.html slide 15, Downport possible; No change on objects possible after activation, but CR workflow still ongoing. You can add links to transaction which are required.

    Regards, Elke