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MDM dilemma

Hi,

I am currently working as XI consultant. My company is asking me to learn MDM as they are not getting many XI positions.

1. How is MDM market compared to XI in terms of number of positions and

average billing rate?

2. What are the prerequisites to learn MDM

Please shoot some suggestions. Thank you very much.

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    Apr 10, 2007 at 07:14 PM

    Hi Naveen ,

    Your company itself gave an answer to your question .

    MDM is new compared to XI but demand is growing up . It will be bettter for you as you will have XI and MDM combined experience .

    All the best ,

    An .

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  • Apr 11, 2007 at 03:27 AM

    Hi neveen,

    i am in a similar situation as you

    MDM is quite easy and interesting to learn

    for the transfer of data from SAP to MDM and MDM back to SAP, we use XI, so experience in XI helps

    both are part of Netweaver

    to get started, you need all the setup files and a server to load them on

    this is the MDM" target="_blank">www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/mdm-elearning">MDM e-learning catalog which will get you started

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    Apr 11, 2007 at 09:47 AM

    Hi Naveen,

    Welcome to SAP MDM.

    I cannot answer the first question.

    For the second question you asked.

    There is no prerequisites to learn MDM.

    Understand the basic concept of Maste Data Management like What is Master Data, Importance of Master Data, SAP MDM solution to Master Data Management.

    Then start working on SAP MDM tool.

    It is really very interesting to learn SAP MDM. You will gain more ideas about integration of System (SAP/Non SAP) in an organization. You will work with XI as well. To know how XI is related with MDM please read the following WebBlogs.

    /people/harrison.holland5/blog/2006/11/27/mdm-syndication

    /people/harrison.holland5/blog/2006/12/20/xi-configuration-for-mdm-integration--sample-scenario

    Thanks,

    Arun Prabhu S

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    • Former Member Former Member

      I also have a strong XI background and work myself into MDM at the moment.

      As has already been mentioned, demand is still quite low currently, but will increase in the next years, as MDM solutions mature. An increasing demand was also reported on the MDM Bootcamp last week - but hard to they how much of that was marketing...

      If companies don't want to concentrate on single NetWeaver components only, they also need MDM know-how. And MDM will play an important role in an (enterprise) SOA approach as well, so there is hardly a way around it in the future.

      Concerning ABAP:

      There is an ABAP API available, so ABAP experience could be useful for integration / individual development within R/3, ERP, CRM, ...

      Apart from that, no ABAP knowledge is needed. I'd rather put the focus on XI and probably Java.

      (from REHMAN KHAN)

      > http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid91_gci1260158,00.html?track=NL-20&ad=592566&asrc=EM_USC_1566793&uid=5862492

      Now THAT'S interesting news. Let's see how it impacts the whole market once it's nearing completion. If it's really only analytical MDM, then the influence should be rather minor...

      Kind regards,

      Dennis

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    Jun 12, 2007 at 01:27 AM

    Hi Neveen & Kris, i was just wondering how you guys were getting on with your new career direction? I am in the same situation in terms of being encouraged to learn MDM for future projects, i am also from an XI background. Do you guys have any advice?

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    Jun 12, 2007 at 04:51 AM

    Hi Naveen,

    check this below link for MDM future and Market share, how its growing.

    http://searchdatamanagement.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid91_gci1260158,00.html?track=NL-520&ad=592566&asrc=EM_USC_1566793&uid=5862492>

    As MDM is a component of SAP Netweaver and you are being XI consultant it will be an excellent combination to learn and expertise in MDM, as XI is a Middleware for MDM with other SAP/Non SAP systems for transfering the data in form of XML or other formats.

    Particularly for a XI consultant it will be an added value & advantage to learn, as MDM market is growing (demand is raising) but supply is very less, MDM consultants will be in a very high demand in future.

    For learning and SAP MDM you can go through the below links

    https://websmp201.sap-ag.de/~sapidb/011000358700004121872006E.HTM>

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdmgds55/helpdata/en/

    Best Regards

    Rehman

    <b>Reward Your Points If Useful</b>

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