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DG Data Migration

Hello,

My client has acquired another company and they are now in the process of bringing it into SAP. For EHS, they have decided that they only want to use the system to run DG Checks and output the data on the SD documents. So,I do have a few questions regarding the same.

  1. Is this approach common where companies only want to use the system for DG checks/documents?
  2. Is there any drawback to not creating any specs for these materials?

Now, I also want to explain that they have all of their DG relevant materials already classified in another system or maybe a spreadsheet (i.e. UN Number, Classification, etc...). therefore the approach is to "manually" maintain that data in the DG master of the respective Materials. So my question for this portion is...

  1. Does SAP provide any standard tools to be able to load this data into SAP?

Thanks in advance,

Niraj

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    Oct 18, 2014 at 04:05 PM

    Dear Niraj

    for data migration check: ; you will find more of that here

    From IT perspectuves: as long as you do understand that the generaiton of phrases is one "minimum" requirement to use DG you can go on. The main "cons" are:

    a.) you must maintain any material in DG master "seperate"; this is not "best practise" as the DG process startes using EHS-BD/EHS-SAF (check on line help)

    b.) therefore: based on the amount of materials you are talking about: this is "only" a challenge for the organization; but from IT perspective you can go on like this.

    So regarding:

    1. Is there any drawback to not creating any specs for these materials?

    Answer is "clearly": with otu specs you must maintain "more"

    On the top to the thread mentioned. the only "real" option to generate a DG master is using the ALE process. Just check online help Therefore if you have the material in place you need to generate IDOCs which must be booked in your system: Then you will have a DG master (starting one; maintenance need to go on then).

    If you do not use EHS-BD there is no other option in place as the "ALE" one.

    C.B.

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