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Feb 13, 2005 at 07:04 AM

to Markus,several question about MDM


hi,Markus,according to ur pointview:SAP MDM is focused on consolidating and harmonizing <b>existing</b> heterogeneous system landscapes,

I comprehend it as :MDM maintain a system landscape data view(or mapping) when the data still stored in heterogeneous systems, MDM provide a consistent data view to developers or new created applications. Is it right?

I have some questions to MDM:

1.if we want to access(write) data sored in SAP R/3 module(PM,MM,etc),shall we use XI or MDM? and how about its access performance.

2.In my company,we have multiple systems,include SAP R/3,we want a product which can centrically modelling,maintain,mapping,provide and manage company landscape existing distributed data,Is MDM appropriate?

3.Does the organization of data stored in MDM conform CIM standard?

Background to my issue:In my company(a Power company), we have a SAP R/3 4.6 system(PM/MM/HR/PS/FI/CO),and we also have multiple heterogenous systems relating to different business domain.Because all the financial(FI)/equipment(PM) data stored in SAP,and other systems need these data to process its own business,we implemented a SAP Integration Platform(using Microsoft Biztalk2000) to exchange data between SAP and other systems.(The platform,based on SAP module functions, encapsulates a group SAP RFC functions and provides to other systems using Webservice method).Due to the platform’s poor performance(data exchange) and it can not build a smooth business process between SAP and other systems ,we want to introduce XI to solve these problems. but when I view some XI documents in detail,I found XI can only solve business process integration between SAP and other system,it can not solve data redundant issue. so,besides XI,we want a product which can centrically modelling,maintain,mapping,provide,manage company landscape existing data,yet it can conform CIM standard.Is MDM the right product?