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Dear SDN community,

Here is the right place to get first hand information on current SAP Master Data Management development issues. Please feel free to post your questions here.

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  • Posted on Dec 10, 2003 at 03:10 PM

    Dear SDN community,

    I'm glad that the Master Data Management forum is now open for you as a direct information channel. If you want to track and display MDM-related information that has been posted prior to the opening of this forum, simply enter "MDM" in the search field.

    Kind regards,

    Markus Ganser

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    Posted on Jan 03, 2004 at 11:19 AM

    Dear all,

    Vendor master , Customer & Material master are three critical masters in any organization. So is the case with us. Since our organization has a large corporate wide INTRANET, one of the requirements being asked is to use this to create similar to SAP screen - pages for vendor master create, cust. mf create, etc. validate the different codes ( possibly show drop downs) and save the entries in a SQL table.

    The master governance team will scan the entries created by corporate-wide users , periodically ( say weekly, daily, etc ) and take the entries ( after filtering some), use LSMW to create the customer master data, vendor master data, etc.

    What we are also doing in case of vendor master is having a link between the SQL primary key and SAP vendor master unused field ( in SAP we store the SQL primary key here, created a secondary index on LFA1). The intranet user is able to see the status of the vendor code details created and the SAP vendor code via a RFC.

    All this is in place, but the additional requirements is what bothers me. The new requirements are : --> eliminate LSMW, create an RFC to create vendors, customers,

    --> give provision for changing details of vendor, customer, etc.

    We also have IS OIL as add-on and hence direct BAPI call to create cust. master does not work fully.

    Is MDM a viable solution for us ?

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    • Generally, SAP MDM is aimed at consolidating and harmonizing Business Partner (e.g. R/3 vendor, customer), and Product (e.g. R/3 material) master data records within a heterogeneous IT landscape.

      Within the MDM scenarios, new master data can be created locally at the master data client site, i.e. directly at the connected application systems, or centrally on the master data server. SAP MDM 2.0 pursues the following approach for data creation:

      - Central Creation: If the data is not created directly on the central instance, creation can be initiated from the local application system using an HTML request form containing preliminary data (which already includes checks for data redundancies).

      - Local Creation: Data is created directly at the local application system, subsequently uploaded to the central master data server for consistency and redundancy checks and, if centrally approved, distributed to other relevant client systems.

      Basic information about the underlying system landscape for SAP MDM can be found in the Master Guide which has been published in the Service Marketplace under (SAP MDM > SAP MDM 2.00). There, you can also find the relevant Business Scenario Descriptions.

      Generally, the interface for user interaction within SAP MDM is the Enterprise Portal.

      Kind regards,


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