If you want to do effective Master Data management, you want to have consistent high-quality master data, which is the main driver for your entire organization’s business processes.
In traditional ERP, there are object models, like Customer and Vendor Master, that consist of redundant data. Storing redundant data (e.g. addresses) is not in line with the concept of effective Master Data management. To remove this redundancy, SAP has introduced the “Business Partner first paradigm” as one of their simplifications in S/4HANA.
The master and reference data related to the processes for the commercial department at ArcelorMittal were often stored in an unstructured way (MS Excel, Word,...) in a Lotus Notes database for which a custom approval flow was written. In order to be able to distribute this data to the receiving systems, it was implemented in the ERP system (SAP ECC6, non-unicode).
This solution was not sufficient for the current needs and SAP MDG was choosen. Here you can read why…
Procure to pay is designed to provide organizations with control and visibility over the purchase process. It provides insights in the initial decision to make the purchase, automate and accelerate the process of selecting the goods and the transaction made to pay the goods purchased.
In a world where master data is increasing exponentially, enterprises now more than ever need to keep master data consistent and accurate across the organization to better perform key activities. SAP’s solution that consolidates and centrally governs your master data is called SAP Master Data Governance (MDG).
We at Avelon are specialised in SAP MDG and in this blog we would like to give insight into how SAP Information Steward can increase your master data quality and its relation with SAP MDG.
If parallel change request stages exist during an MDG process, the user can see the different work items by pressing the "Work Items" button.
The default pop-up only shows the ID and the description of the work Item but gives no further information.
For a customer of ours, we have extended this standard pop-up so that they know who the processor of the work Item is next to the status of the sub workflow.