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Author's profile photo Lynne Lintelman

Upgrade Today — SAP Information Steward has a new UI5 User Interface


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Exciting news, with SAP Information Steward 4.2 SP14 the user interface has been re-written in UI5.  SAP Information Steward was originally written in Adobe Flash, which has now been removed.  Adobe Flash has critical security vulnerabilities and Adobe has stated they will no longer support after December 31st, 2020.  Web browsers have started to disable the Adobe Flash plugin.  However, users may enable Flash through browser configuration settings.  After December 31st, web browsers will block Flash, which means SAP Information Steward versions prior to 4.2 SP14 will no longer run.


UI5 Scorecard

With SAP Information Steward 4.2 SP14 users no longer need to use the Flash plug-in, except if you are using Information Steward’s Custom Report or Match Review functionality, both will be re-written in UI5 in the September 2020’s SP14 patch release.


UI5 Impact Analysis

With Adobe Flash security concerns and web browsers blocking Adobe Flash plug-ins we recommend you upgrade and run with SAP Information Steward 4.2 SP14. So, take that next essential step and upgrade to SAP Information Steward 4.2 SP14 today!! Protect your data assets and check out our new refreshed UI5 interface.  For more details review SAP Information Steward’s Upgrade Guide.


UI5 Metapedia Terms and Policies

SAP Information Steward is best-in-class data stewardship software providing data profiling, metadata management, and information policy management capabilities. SAP Information Steward is designed and can benefit any user allowing them, to understand and track data quality for any application. Information Steward is a single environment that empowers users to discover, define, monitor, and ultimately work towards improving the quality of their data assets, to drive information management and information governance initiatives across the enterprise. Information Steward provides information transparency, giving instant visibility into the quality levels of your organizational data. SAP Information Steward allows you to easily monitor, analyze, and improve data integrity. Gain continuous insight into the quality of your enterprise information. Understand the impact of data quality on your processes and enhance your operational, analytical, and data governance initiatives.  For more information about SAP Information Steward check out this link:

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      Author's profile photo Gopi Chandar Viswanathan
      Gopi Chandar Viswanathan

      Finally some user interface improvement.. thanks to Flash forcing SAP to revamp the Information Steward user interface.

      Author's profile photo SaiKiran Siddi
      SaiKiran Siddi

      This new UI5 of information steward is so slow that it is not even opening. It has made product non functional. We upgraded IS from 4.2 sp10 to 4.2 sp14, simple scorecards are taking more that 2 mins to render. Screens are overlapping. I think product was released without testing. Please help and guide if this can be improved else this product will be dead in market

      Author's profile photo Lynne Lintelman
      Lynne Lintelman
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      Please log a support ticket for this.  We are not aware of any performance degradation or screen overlaps with the new UI5. We would like to troubleshoot and address any issues that you are seeing on your system.

      Thank you,