MDM in SAP NetWeaver (Master Data Management)

MDM in SAP stands for Master Data Management. In an organization master data is stored for various sections and various activities in different forms. So for best results these master data should consolidated and maintained centrally as a single version source. Here comes the SAP NetWeaver MDM component. MDM is one of the core components of SAP NetWeaver Architecture for information management activity. It is the platform to consolidating, cleaning, and synchronizing and distributing the master data.MDM provides the customers, vendors, product like master data as a single version of central master data.

The main activities in SAP NetWeaver MDM are

  • Consolidating the master data
  • Synchronizing (harmonizing) and distributing the master data
  • Creating and managing the central master data
  • Managing rich product content like PDF and images
  • Integrating the customer data
  • Managing the vendor data

Consolidating the master data

In this activity the consolidated master data won’t distribute back to the source systems. Here the data will be consolidated and will collect the information for data cleaning like duplicate contents etc.

Consolidating the master data Process flow

Loading Master Data

  • Loading Master Data with Periodic Inbound Collector
  • Loading Master Data from Extraction

Enabling Cross-Group Analytics with Consolidated Data

Consolidating Master Data

  • Consolidating Master Data from Extraction
  • Consolidating Master Data from Staging

 

Synchronizing (harmonizing) and distributing the master data

In this activity the master data is synchronized and will distribute back to the corresponding source systems.

Process Flow

Loading of Master Data

  • Loading of Master Data with the Periodic Inbound Collector
  • Loading of Master Data by Using Extraction
  • Initial Load from Trusted Client

Preparing for Company-Wide Analysis of Consolidated Data

Master Data Consolidation

  • Master Data Consolidation from Extraction
  • Master Data Consolidation from Staging
  • Cleansing of the Database

Central Master Data Maintenance

Straight-Through Processing

Master Data Distribution

 

Central Data Management Process Flow

Loading of Master Data

  • Loading of Master Data with the Periodic Inbound Collector
  • Loading of Master Data by Using Extraction
  • Initial Load from Trusted Client

Preparing for Company-Wide Analysis of Consolidated Data

Master Data Consolidation

  • Master Data Consolidation from Extraction
  • Master Data Consolidation from Staging
  • Cleansing of the Database

Central Master Data Maintenance

Master Data Distribution

Also Read : SAP NetWeaver Introduction