The primary goal for any organization implementing the SAP MDG solution is to get the data clean and keep the data clean. SAP MDG facilitates the consolidation of the master data from the decentralized data sources and/or centrally governs the data. The data load tool availability will vary depending on this MDG consolidation and central governance capabilities.
SAP recommends implementing MDG as a separate master data hub as opposed to co-deployment. You can read more about the deployment considerations here. If MDG is to be deployed as a hub then the data migration becomes a vital task.
In order to get the data into MDG, SAP provides a handful of tools. In this blog series, let us discuss the various data load tools and techniques available to us. Please note that non-SAP tools are not covered.
Let us see the tools/functionalities available that facilitate the data loads.
- Data Import Framework *
- File upload*
- Data Migration Cockpit (only available on MDG on S/4 HANA) *
- SAP Data Services (and Information Steward) **
- SAP Smart Data Integrator (and Smart Data Quality) **
- SAP Agile Data Preparation**
- Master Data Consolidation file upload**
- SAP SLT**
*: Available for MDG – Central Governance
**: Available for both MDG – Master Data Consolidation and Central Governance
Please note that the functionalities 1,2,3,7 and 8 are available within the MDG system and no additional licenses required.
If you read this blog, please comment on the data load tool that you preferred in your MDG implementation projects.
In the next blog, let us explore these tools in detail.
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