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Author's profile photo Markus Ganser

Added Automation in Central Governance

Speeding up processing time while ensuring master data quality is key for master data specialists. In this context, Sabine Stellmacher pointed out in her recent blog post that derivation scenarios in SAP Master Data Governance on SAP S/4HANA are a perfect means to further automate master data processing.

Derivation scenarios also in central governance

Using the data quality management capabilities in SAP Master Data Governance, derivation logic can be built in derivation rules which then come into play in master data processing. Derivation scenarios were introduced with SAP S/4HANA 2021 Feature Pack Stack 01 for Product and Business Partner data being applicable in consolidation and mass processing. With SAP S/4HANA 2022 we extended the applicability of this feature from usage in consolidation and mass processing to central governance.

See also the documentation in SAP Help Portal.

Example use case

A master data specialist requests a finished-good product including Sales Area data.  A derivation scenario is applied to a change request in a background step. It derives the corresponding plants from the Sales Area, creates these plant assignments and automatically derives values for mandatory and additional fields.

Prerequisite

The integration of derivation scenarios with central governance requires SAP S/4HANA release 2022. It is based on a background step in the rule-based workflow, a custom BAdI implementation, a new API (CL_MDG_MDQ_RBWF_DERIVE), and corresponding customizing.

How to implement

A new guide explains in detail how to set up central governance to use derivation scenarios. It also contains tips and tricks for implementing more complex derivation scenarios:

Here, you can directly access the Set Up Central Governance to Use Data Quality Management Derivation Scenarios Guide.

It will also published on our MDG how-to information page.

To stay up to date with what’s going on in the SAP Master Data Governance, simply follow the SAP Community Topic Page for SAP Master Data Governance and join the Q&A and discussion forum.

Best,

Markus

 

 

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      Author's profile photo halis tuna
      halis tuna

      Dear Markus Ganser,

      Thank you for the informative blog about innovations on MDG.

      I noticed that the derivation rules for tables(BUT100_NEW) is not working with central governance although it works fine with mass processing and consolidation also. Is there any limitation ?

       

      Thank you,

       

      Halis

       

      Author's profile photo Markus Ganser
      Markus Ganser
      Blog Post Author

      Hi Halis,

      Applicability of derivation rules in central governance was only introduced with SAP S/4HANA 2022.

      Best,

      Markus

      Author's profile photo halis tuna
      halis tuna

      Hi Markus again,

      Yes, I know. I 'm working with SAP S/4HANA 2022 actually.

      But for the derivation scenarios, there are 2 options:

      1. Derivation rules for tables(Entity)
      2. Derivation rules for fields(Attributes)

      This limitation is for Derivation rules for tables(Entity). this option is not working on the Change Request.

      Thank you,

      Halis

      Author's profile photo Sabine Stellmacher
      Sabine Stellmacher

      Hi Halis,

      central governance supports both types of derivation rules, i.e. derivation rules for the creation of new entities and derivation rules for fields.
      In your example 'new entry for but100_new' I am wondering what your result table is. I am not aware of a table named BUT100_NEW in our data model / process model.
      We support new entries for table BUT100.

      Best regards, Sabine

      Author's profile photo halis tuna
      halis tuna

      Hi Sabine,

      Thank you for your interest!

      I attached my result table. It is working in consolidation process. Do you have any idea or example for central governance derivation?

      derivation_but100

                                                             derivation_but100

      Thank you,

       

      Halis

      Author's profile photo Sabine Stellmacher
      Sabine Stellmacher

      Hi Halis,

      you are trying to create a new entry in table BUT100 - which works if you add an additional attribute to the decision table. See chapter 5.3 of the guide

      Sabine

      Author's profile photo halis tuna
      halis tuna

      Thank you for the hint Sabine!

      I am able to derive table BUT100 successfully now.