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We are implementing SRM-MDM2.0 with SRM.

Kindly provide me the details on the following points



3) The important MDM "XI" CONFIGURATION SETTINGS with SRM and R/3


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Vijay Mittal

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  • Posted on May 16, 2008 at 04:34 AM

    MDM stands for Master Data Management.Master Data of an organization drives the Transactions .So Master Data quality directly influences the reporting quality.That is why Master Data Management has become such a prominent domain of expertise.

    Organizational challenges are the “people” challenges – the ones that are introduced as a by-product of changing the way people both manage and view information. There are 4 issues to be taken care of broadly.

    • The Strategic Vision

    • Data Ownership

    • Performance-Oriented Management

    • Change Management

    Operational Challenges

    Choosing to deploy a master data management program is a strategic decision that reverberates across the enterprise.

    Just like the operational challenges of construction projects are finessed through proper planning and governance, the critical operational challenges of MDM involve instituting the appropriate oversight into a rapidly changing environment, including:

    • Data Quality Management

    • Data Standards Management

    • Data Governance

    • Data Integration

    Technology Challenges

    Master data management is not just software; it is a solution that embodies a management program, linking technology, principles, and policies. Once the governance infrastructures are in place, and the policies have been defined and endorsed within the enterprise, though, there are a number of technical hurdles that must also be cleared for a smooth migration to the MDM environment:

    • Selecting and MDM Architecture style

    • Transitioning to the new infrastructure

    • Performance

    The IT scenario consists of the following scenario variants:

    􁃀 Master-data consolidation

    Allows to identify identical master data objects within heterogeneous landscapes,

    merge identical objects centrally, and provide the relevant key mapping information for

    further use in business operations or analytics.

    􁃀 Master-data harmonizationOrganizations can cleanse master data on materials, retail articles, suppliers, and

    customers and leverage the results to perform enterprise-wide analytics, such as

    global spend analyses. Consolidated master data is then distributed to the connected

    remote systems to streamline business operations based on high-quality data.

    􁃀 Central master-data managementOrganizations can consolidate and centrally manage their master data. They can

    support company-wide quality standards by ensuring that central control of master

    data begins as soon as the data is created.

    The concepts embodied by a service oriented architecture (SOA) are often conveyed in the same breath as a master data management solution. And since a services-based approach can incorporate the way we address a number of these challenges, it is reasonable to consider SOA as part of your strategic vision, mostly as a way of integrating MDM within a governance framework.

    For example, an assessment of the application architecture may reveal that similar approaches are employed by a number of different applications for the creation of a new customer record. In this case, a “master record creation” service can be configured to accommodate each of those applications requirements, which will both simplify future application development and ease the transition process. Applying this across all application requirements can both support a migration plan for applications as well as support the behavioral transition plan as part of change management.

    In fact, because SOA can support the execution of the policies described within the data governance framework, the services-oriented approach can contribute to addressing most of the challenges described in this paper. Data ownership, performance management, data quality and data standards, data integration and the transition strategy can benefit from the identification and configuration of enterprise-wide set of services. By addressing these issues in a strategic manner, one can have high confidence in executing a successful MDM program.

    SAP MDM is Data Management System means maintaining record in such way that, MDM is single point of truth for all the system with in Enterprise.

    What we do actually in real time is.

    First, we do get the data from SAP, Siebel, or Legacy System to SAP MDM.

    And; we do consolidate the data in SAP MDM, which we had from different system.

    Master Data Consolidation: consolidate the entries on global fields, and re-distribute the data to the original systems. In that scenario NO DATA is created in MDM. The added value is related to the fact that data will be consistent across the corporation. You may imagine that the difficulty here is to figure out which information should "win" in conflict cases. Here you need a good cleansing tool, with relevant matching strategies.

    Then, we do Harmonization the data to all the systems using schedule or batch process from SAP MDM.

    Master Data Harmonization: here the master data is copied from each client system into MDM. A matching needed in order to identify duplicates, and build the MDM translation tables that will allow to know where the data is, and which records correspond to the same real "object" in your different systems (Key Mapping Tables). In that case each single system just works as before, and the added value of MDM is that you know EXACTLY where you data is, and how many "real objects" you have across your systems.

    Central Master Data Management: is the final leap. Here you go again one step further, and you start creating centrally data in MDM, and distribute it to the different client systems.

    in SAP only few transactions are available for Master Data Extraction:

    MDM_CLNT_EXTR: to extract standard master data in the form of IDOC's

    MDMGX : To extract customized master data(custom table data extraction) in to XML file.



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    Posted on May 16, 2008 at 05:24 AM

    Hi Vijay,

    Kindly provide me the details on the following points



    3) The important MDM "XI" CONFIGURATION SETTINGS with SRM and R/3


    1. Please go through the following links for MDM Overview:



    2. For SRM-MDM inetgartion, please go through the following link:

    [SRM-MDM Integration;[] [original link is broken] [original link is broken] [original link is broken];

    3. Please go through the link for XI Configuration in SRM-MDM


    4. Please go through the link for MDM sizing:

    [Network bandwidth requirement between MDM server and MDM Clients;

    Hope these all links help you.

    *Please reward points if helpful

    Thanks and Regards

    Nitin Jain

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    • Former Member Former Member

      Hi Vijay,

      The link which I have given will open, but will take a lot of time. Its a very useful Doc. I can open it from here.

      Please try opening it again.

      And also I think among all the links, there is 1 link to the blog which explains the same thing. You can try that.

      I have a problem with my SMTP access, so i cant send you Via mail.

      Thanks and Regards

      Nitin Jain

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