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Hi Experts,

i seek your valuable guidance in umderstanding SAP MDM and relavant future prospects with rerference to business application of SAP MDM.

In which scenarios/ Roles which an SAP MDM consultant can play?

Thanks in advance for your help.

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 12:18 PM

    Hi Bharatkumar

    I have been working in SAP master Data Managment environment for quite sometime now.In my opinion, if you see that MDM is basically a tool for consolidating, Harmonizing and centrally maintaining the Master Data. For this MDM has to techinally integrate with many other components such as SAP R3, SAP BI, SRM, CRM and so many other SAP and non-SAP systems. And XI being a middleware is used in almost all the technical integration scenarios. Whereas BI is a reporting tool and has already been established in the Market. But MDM is picking the Market right now and not much people are in MDM. Hence as a career I would advice you to opt for MDM.

    Kindly go through these threads which will give you additional info:

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/wiki?path=/display/profile/new%2bto%2bmdm%2b~%2bhow%2bis%2bcareer%2bin%2bsap-mdm

    Like you, many have showed their eagerness to learn MDM. Kindly go through htese links to know more about the same:

    Newbie to MDM

    /thread/683426 [original link is broken]

    Further Information:

    For benefit of all readers i'd like to share something on MDM from my perspective.

    Now, something about MDM:

    To make it little clear i''d liek to share something about Data and MDM.Data is the food for any system to run and master data is the heart of that system.Master data is that crucial information on which all your business process run.If your master data is not in proper shape the analytics run on them will be incorrect as a result the business decisions taken will be wrong and this will result in a complete failure of your business.

    There are many ERP systems existing today but very few provide an effective,systematic and fool proof method to preserve a single version of truth odf your master data.

    SAP MDM address this problem and so is here today to bring all your master data under one roof.

    So,in general,benefits of keeping Master data in 1 place is

    Conformance/Auditing

    Single view of customer

    Global data synchronization efforts

    Accurate reporting

    Consolidation after mergers and acquisitions

    Reduced effort to consolidate information

    Reduced cleansing/mapping of information

    Increased efficiency

    Reduced costs overall.

    with this much details you can refer to the URLs which have detailed infomation about every aspects of MDM:

    For detailed overview

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdm550/helpdata/en/47/1c5928cd0412b8e10000000a1553f7/content.htm

    To know about Key capabilities:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdm550/helpdata/en/46/b8065a4df01517e10000000a114a6b/content.htm

    Read reference Guide of various modules of MDM:

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdm550/helpdata/en/88/9f9c427055c66ae10000000a155106/content.htm

    I hope these documentation will help you in your reading.

    Regards,

    Krutarth

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 12:19 PM

    Hello Bharat,

    Just refr the following links:

    Roles and Responsibilities of MDM Consultant

    Go through the article on Strategic Impact of SAP NetWeaver MDM by Senior Vice President of SAP Netweaver MDM:

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/90db4c2d-a12f-2b10-8c99-e4feb7edac07

    I hope this will help you.

    TNR,

    Saurabh...

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 12:20 PM

    Hi Bharat,

    SAP MDM and relavant future prospects with rerference to business application of SAP MDM.

    Future prospectus of MDM are good as this is a strong tool developed by SAP to cater to the Master data problem in the IT

    landscape.

    And master data is the heart of any organisation or industry.

    Business application point of view MDM can integrate with many federal systems to address many business problems today.

    - MDM-BI - To generate consolidated reports which are based on correct master data.

    - MDM-SRM - To provide Catalog data through web which is accessed by accurate and Upto date backend master data provided by MDM.

    - CMDM- Provide a central data Hub for all master data so as to provide a single view of teh complete data.

    - MDM webservices- Expose MDM functionalitie through Web thus enabling ESOA environment

    In which scenarios/ Roles which an SAP MDM consultant can play?

    - An SAP-MDM consultant will be responsible of the governance and control of the master data in a company in a structured and ordered manner by utilizing the SAP-MDM features effectively.

    - He will be modelling the data in the exisiting landscape

    - Deciding on the data storage of teh repository level.

    - Importing->consolidating->harmonising the master data.

    Hope It Helped

    Kindly Reward Points If Found Useful

    Thanks & Regards

    Simona Pinto

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 12:51 PM

    Hi Bharat,

    I have written a Blog on Roles and Responsibilities of MDM Consultant which basically describes the Expectations , Roles and Responsibilities that are expected from MDM Consultant.

    Here is the link : Roles and Responsibilities of MDM Consultant

    Hope this would be helpful!!!!!!!!!

    If helpful do reward Points!!!!!!!!

    Regards,

    Parul

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 01:24 PM

    Hi Bharatkumar S ,

    The following websites containing PDF & PPT docs will explain u in detail on MDM:

    SAP Netweaver MDM Overview

    http://www.asug.com/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?TabId=66&DMXModule=370&Command=Core_Download&EntryId=3431&PortalId=0

    MDm

    http://www.asug.com/DesktopModules/Bring2mind/DMX/Download.aspx?TabId=66&DMXModule=370&Command=Core_Download&EntryId=1666&PortalId=0

    SAP Netweaver MDM Overview

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/b09b548d-7316-2a10-1fbb-894c838d8079

    SAP NETWEAVER MDM Leverage MDM in ERP Environments - An Evolutionary Approach -

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/4059f477-7316-2a10-5fa1-88417f98ca93

    Master Data Management architecture patterns

    http://www-128.ibm.com/developerworks/db2/library/techarticle/dm-0703sauter/

    MDM and Enterprise SOA

    http://www.saplounge.be/Files/media/pdf/Lagae---MDM-and-Enterprise-SOA2007.10.10.pdf

    Effective Hierarchy Management Using SAP NetWeaver MDM for Retail

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/sdn/go/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/70ee0c9e-29a8-2910-8d93-ad34ec8af09b

    MDM World

    http://mdm.sitacorp.com/

    MDM: Master Data for Global business

    http://www.sitacorp.com/mdm.html

    MDM Master Data Management Hub Architecture

    http://blogs.msdn.com/rogerwolterblog/archive/2007/01/02/mdm-master-data-management-hub-architecture.aspx

    Improve Efficiency and Data Governance with SAP NetWeaver MDM

    http://www.sapnetweavermagazine.com/archive/Volume_03_(2007)/Issue_02_(Spring)/v3i2a12.cfm?session=

    Data Modeling i MDM

    https://www.sdn.sap.com/irj/servlet/prt/portal/prtroot/docs/library/uuid/5d4211fa-0301-0010-9fb1-ef1fd91719b6

    http://www.sap.info/public/INT/int/index/Category-28943c61b1e60d84b-int/0/articlesVersions-31279471c9758576df

    SRM-MDM Catalog

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_srmmdm10/helpdata/en/44/ec6f42f6e341aae10000000a114a6b/frameset.htm

    Master Data Management (SAP MDM)

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdm200/helpdata/EN/2d/ca9b835855804d9446044fd06f4484/frameset.htm

    Getting Started with MDM

    http://help.sap.com/saphelp_mdm550/helpdata/en/46/93b4470ce0581ee10000000a1553f7/frameset.htm

    cheers!

    gyanaraj

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2008 at 02:20 PM

    Hi Guys,

    I know there is a big reason to post this here when there are umpteen threads asking same.

    Please dont find this offensive and the links given are wonderful - sincere request to all senior members to ask searching the forum and post re-answered posts as answers.

    Regards,

    KRR

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