Minimize Data Warehouse Disruption Post Mergers and Acquisitions with SAP NetWeaver 7.0’s Universal Data Connect and Master Data Management

  • by Prakash Darji, Vice President and General Manager, Data Warehousing Solutions and SAP HANA Platform, SAP
  • Scott Cairncross, Platinum Consultant, Corporate Performance Management RIG, SAP Labs, LLC
  • November 15, 2007
Once a merger or acquisition takes place, there are two disparate data warehouses to deal with — each with its own data and model, and potentially based on entirely different solutions. This article shows you how to use the Universal Data (UD) Connect interface provided with SAP NetWeaver 7.0 along with Master Data Management (MDM) to consolidate heterogeneous data. It shows you how to configure UD Connect, walks you through a four-phase process for implementing it and using MDM to integrate the data with minimal disruption, and lastly explains what you need to do to monitor the unified data.

Prakash Darji

Prakash Darji is an experienced professional with more than 10 years of end-to-end experience in enterprise software. He has a broad depth of experience including corporate strategy, sales, product management, architecture, and development. He has experience in product launch activities, including positioning, packaging, and pricing. He has delivered numerous product releases in a variety of capacities through his career. He thrives on building high-performing, scalable teams to achieve strategic deliverables, whether they close strategic sales deals, roll in product features, or roll out new releases. He is a recurring author for several publications and a speaker at SAP conferences around the world. Prakash is on LinkedIn at

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Scott Cairncross

Scott Cairncross is a Platinum consultant with the SAP CPM Regional Implementation Group (RIG). Scott specializes in SAP NetWeaver BI and Business Planning. He has been working extensively with SAP NetWeaver BI analytics in the area of the SAP NetWeaver Visual Composer. Scott has also worked a great deal with SAP NetWeaver’s Master Data Management solution. He has participated in multiple go-lives and has spoken at SAP TechEd, SAP Forum, ASUG, and the SAP NetWeaver/BI and Portals conference. Scott is also very strong in the area of custom development (ABAP).

Scott will be presenting at the upcoming Central Finance Bootcamp November 7-8 in Chicago and November 27-28 in Orlando. For information on the event, click here

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