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We are currently using the LSMW to migrate data from external non-SAP Systems to SAP R/3.

I figured out that MDM is mainly used as a connection hub between different systems and that it provides matching and conversion tools to map and tranfer data from one system to another.

My question is - if we can use an MDM server to migrate non-SAP data more elegantly to an SAP system to do an initial load only instead of using the LSMW?

We just need the possibility to effectively convert data to SAP once and one way (X->SAP) per customer. MDM looks like it could be used for that kind of service but I could not get enough detail if this is really the case.

Information and contentlinks on this subject are very appreciated!

Thanks in advance,

Elmar Schumacher

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    Posted on Oct 13, 2005 at 02:29 PM

    Hi Elmar,

    You are right: MDM is a central place for maintaining Master Data. You can consolidate all the data coming in from different systems withing MDM and redistribute this data back to all the systems.

    But, MDM is mean for Master Data only.

    You can find documents related to Master Data consolidation and Master Data Harmonization at


    Rajani Kumar

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