4 SAP NetWeaver MDM Implementation Design Challenges Solved

  • by Mohammad Assad Shaik, Enterprise Information Management Lead
  • December 9, 2011
Step through four common challenges that pop up during SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management implementations. Discover the ways to mitigate potential problems as well as tips for making optimal design decisions.
Key Concept
Data Manager is an out-of-the-box user interface delivered with SAP NetWeaver MDM. Experienced administrators with highly technical capabilities use it to manage administrative activities.

Before an organization implements SAP NetWeaver Master Data Management (SAP NetWeaver MDM), it must mitigate design challenges by employing strategic planning that is enhanced with best practices and lessons learned. A failed implementation does not necessarily mean that the product failed. Based on personal experience, it means tool challenges were not identified and addressed in advance to meet enterprise requirements.

Every product can manifest limitations without strategic plans for meeting present — and future — requirements. After implementing dozens of MDM solutions for enterprise across industries, I have found that out of the box SAP NetWeaver MDM is capable of achieving roughly 50 to 70 percent of every organization’s requirements. The successful and competitive enterprise, however, attains all requirements.

I’ll show you how to be such an enterprise, chiefly by tackling four key challenges that arise during SAP NetWeaver MDM project implementations:

  1. Syndication
  2. Data domain relationships
  3. User interface
  4. Business rules synchronization

Mohammad Assad Shaik

Mohammad Assad Shaik is a senior enterprise information management lead. He is an engineer with expertise in computers and IT architecture. Assad provides expertise to medium-sized and large organizations in diverse industries that include oil and gas, consumer goods and services, financial, manufacturing, chemical, high-tech, telecommunications, insurance, power and energy, and safety and security. Assad is the author of Enterprise Master Data Management Using SAP NetWeaver MDM, which is available in paperback from Amazon.com.

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