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What is the best integration solution between SAP MDM-ERP-SRM?

Dear Expert,

We are writing for asking your advice on SAP SRM integration.

When customer has implemented SAP ERP/Non-SAP/SAP MDM system, what is SAP’s suggestion on SRM master data replication solution as original software manufacturer:

From SAP MDM using PI or from SAP ERP using Middleware and RFC?

The general situation of this customer which we need give technical proposal recently:

  1. This is a big enterprise having about 20 branches.
  2. They built an central SAP MDM system in the headquarter.
  3. They implemented SAP ERP and Non-SAP ERP in different branches.
  4. The implemented SAP MDM is just manage 4 companies’ master data now but planned to roll-out to all of the branches.
  5. MDM is the master data management center(Control: Master data application, Workflow & distribution ) in the 4 companies which MDM was implemented.
  6. There is only basic view data of material in the SAP MDM.
  7. There is no purchase organization data of vendor in the SAP MDM.

What is the better way of the master data synchronization we suppose to use in this case? a. MDM->ERP->SRM b. MDM->ERP & MDM->SRM?

If you have document explaining the standard design of integration or system architecture between SAP ERP-SAP SRM-SAP MDM, please feel free to share with us!

Your kind assistance on this are very much appreciated!

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    Posted on Jul 23, 2012 at 05:17 AM

    Hi lorry,

    mdm-pi-srm, mdm-pi-ecc is best solution i think, in my last project we use mdm-pi-srm and it works well.

    for ecc-pi-mdm

    White Paper on Master Data Extraction from ERP R3 System to SAP MDM via SAP PI

    White Paper on Customized Master Data Syndication from SAP MDM to Backend SAP & Non SAP Application via SAP PI

    for srm-mdm catalog

    SRM-MDM Catalog Implementation – End to End Procedure


    Nitish Sharma

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      Hi lorry,

      validation can be done in mdm also, yeah you can use erp as middleware, but cost and time in business point of view should be considered, mdm is to used to manage and qualify the data, you can take advantage of it.


      Nitish sharma

  • Posted on Jul 24, 2012 at 07:11 AM

    in my project,


    general information is maintained in mdm,(name address phone......), we call some rfc in ecc to validate the post code, vat and tax stuff

    operational data is done at ECC(purchase org...xk02), it is a step in the whole business process and embedded in portal as a screen

    when supplier reaches srm, classification will be updated there.

    my case is about supplier master data.

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    • Former Member

      Hi Jun,

      I am agree with you.

      I think we can not turn off the standard middlleware and rfc interface for SRM master data integration.

      But we can set some validation in the MDM to ensure the mater data is correct when it was synchronized to non-sap system.

      Thanks a million!

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