Understanding basics of SAP Master Data Integration and Orchestration
SAP Master Data Integration has been described as a multi-tenant cloud service for master data integration. It provides a consistent view on master data across a hybrid landscape. It is a part of the SAP Cloud Integration Strategy.
But what does it mean? It means it will bring uniformity for master data objects across different SAP Cloud Solutions by using the SAP One Domain Model (ODM), a unified domain model for business objects distributed throughout different SAP applications. For years now, System Integrators have used Point to Point (PoP) integrations for master data between the systems in a complex landscape making it a nightmare for maintenance. It will reduce the integration effort by configuring the integrations between all instances in one place and also orchestrating master data from one place. SAP Master Data Integration (MDI) uses SAP One Data Model for out-of-the-box SAP integration and synchronize business objects across Enterprise Cloud landscape.
Please refer to Open SAP course – open.sap.com/courses/mdi1/ for detailed concepts and understandings.
But how is this done? SAP Master Data Integration (MDI) and SAP Master Data Orchestration (MDO) are 2 of the Services in SAP Business Technology Platform.
Instance: SAP Master Data Integration
Subscription: SAP Master Data Orchestration
MDI uses SAP One Domain Model. SAP One Domain Model is a single and coherent domain model for SAP’s intelligent suite, spanning the digital core and all SAP Cloud line of business applications. With its harmonized domain model for objects that are distributed throughout the different applications, SAP One Domain Model provides a basis for a consistent view on master data across the entire, hybrid landscape. By mapping objects to a central domain model, SAP One Domain Model enables applications to synchronize with each other although they speak different languages, aligns configuration and transactional data, and sets the foundation for integration and extension scenarios.
SAP One Domain Model Explorer
Create Service Key for MDI instance on BTP:
The Service key will be used to generate credentials for the MDI instance.
View Credentials for MDI:
Using Postman for Connecting Clients:
Create a POST request
Create a GET Request
SAP Master Data Orchestration enables you to handle distributed and federated sets of master data in a heterogenous landscape. MDO is a sub-part of MDI. SAP Master Data Orchestration as operational cockpit and UI on SAP Master Data Integration.
Create Subscription for SAP Master Data Orchestration in BTP:
SAP Master Data Orchestration Fiori application:
Types of Distribution Mode: Push and Pull
REST API: Both Push and Pull Mode cane be used.
SOAP API: Push Mode can be used.
Distribution of Master data: Provider and Consumer instances
Create a Pull Based Distribution Model for Business Partner:
Create a Push Based Distribution Model for Business Partner:
Manage Distribution Models:
Manage Business Object Types:
Conclusion: MDI provides reliable real-time replication in a hub-and-spoke approach. This allows every business application to have its own copy of the relevant master data.
Please check my other blog posts.
Mapping different domains in SAP Master Data Governance to SAP S/4HANA processes | SAP Blogs
Understanding SAP MDG in a Traditional way | SAP Blogs
Using SAP BTP for Master Data Governance with Fiori Tiles | SAP Blogs
Simple steps to start RISE with SAP S/4HANA Cloud | SAP Blogs
Demystifying One Domain Model w.r.t Master Data Objects | SAP Blogs
Data Journey from SAP MDM to SAP MDG | SAP Blogs
Exposing master data as ODATA service from S/4 HANA on-premise | SAP Blogs
A Simple illustration for SAP Data & Analytics | SAP Blogs
Data Visualization simplified for SAP Data Consultant
Hi Kousik Mukherjee!
Would you mind referencing the openSAP course you got some of the illustrations from? This would help readers to better understand the content.
Hi Peter Baumann,
Thanks for your suggestion. I have added the references to open.sap.com/courses/mdi1/
I would suggest also a reference on the top of the post to the course letting people know that this is currently running and you collected the information from there or?
Wonderful article for multiple cloud system integration for Master Data.
Can you recommend any integration process for transaction data transfer within SAP cloud-based systems?
E.g., We are using SAP IBP & S/4HANA cloud system, but we are not getting any support from SAP to integrate these 2 systems. We do not want to use data agent on on-prem server for using CI-DS.
Although I am not an expert in SAP IBP, there are 2 queries coming to my mind. Is your SAP IBP on premise or in cloud?
If on premise then you probably have only option to use Data Service Agent for SAP Cloud Integration.
If in cloud then you may try using ODATA services.
You may explore further below for
On premise - SAP Cloud Integration Guide
Cloud - Access SAP IBP Master & Key Figures data using OData Integration | SAP Blogs