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Master Data Governance, Generic Functions

Technical Data Technical Name of Business Function Type of Business Function Available From Technical Usage Application Component Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition
MDG_FOUNDATION

Enterprise Business Function SAP enhancement package 2 for SAP Business Foundation 7.0 None Master Data Governance (CA-MDG) None

This business function enables you to use basic functions, including the following: Enterprise-wide centralized managing of master data using SAP Business Workflow Safeguarding of data quality Replicating of master data in target systems Documenting of master data changes

This provides your enterprise with the following benefits, which reduce your total cost of ownership (TCO): More efficient master data management Improved compliance with the fundamentals of adequate enterprise governance Automated, secure, and documented replication of master data

This business function is a prerequisite for using the following business functions with their preconfigured data models: Master Data Governance for Financials, Organizational Units (FIN_MDM_ORG) Master Data Governance for Material (MDG_MATERIAL) Master Data Governance for Supplier (ERP) (MDG_ERP_SUPPLIER)

This business function enables you to customize the preconfigured data models to meet your requirements and create your own data models without a template.

Integration
Once the business function is activated, you can make the following settings in Customizing under CrossApplication Components Processes and Tools for Enterprise Applications Master Data Governance General Settings . In the target systems, you activate the business functions that are relevant to your applications. For example, if you use the business function MDG_ERP_SUPPLIER in the central system, you can activate the business function CA_SUPPLIER_SOA in the target system.

Prerequisites
You have installed the software component SAP Business Suite Foundation (SAP_BS_FND), version 702 or later.

If you have activated the business function Financial Master Data Management: Charts of Accounts (FIN_MDM_ACC), you need to make some changeovers (for example, from UI models to UI configurations) before you can activate the given business function. For more information about the changeovers, see the Release Note MDG_FOUNDATION: Master Data Governance, Generic Functions.

Features
When you activate this business function, the following functions from the Master Data Governance (CA-MDG) component become available: Generic Basic Functions

Enhance Existing Master Data Models or Create Your Own


You can enhance the data models delivered by SAP (for example, by adding custom fields) and you can create your own data models and use them in the change processes.

Change Request
You use change requests to change master data using workflow-based change processes. Quality assurance reports on the change process are available. You also can process change requests using SAP Interactive Forms by Adobe.

Data Replication Framework (DRF)


The DRF is the technical platform for replicating the master data processed in a change request. You can use filters to make unrestricted and very granular data selections, for example, to replicate the data of certain company codes in very specific systems.

Key Mapping
Function for mapping values determined at runtime (for example, business partner IDs or material numbers) in the central system and target system.

Value Mapping
Function for mapping values determined at the time of design. While configuring the central system (in Customizing), you define, for example, country codes and map these to their counterparts located in the target system. The application-specific enterprise services use value mapping.

Changing and Replicating of Master Data Master Data Governance enables you to change master data in workflow processes. You can assign authorizations to these workflow processes. The workflow processes are documented for reviewing purposes. The system manages and documents all change steps in a change request. You can access and edit the change requests from within a worklist in the portal. You can replicate master data changes from the central system, in which you make and manage the changes, to the target systems. The DRF enables the automated replication of data. You can run such replications either on a regular basis or on demand. When doing so, you can use filters to determine which objects are to be replicated in which systems. In addition to IDocs and enterprise services, you also can use upload and download functions to replicate the master data changes to the target systems.

Master Data Governance for Material


Technical Data Technical Name of Business Function Type of Business Function Available as of Technical Usage Application Component Required Business Function
MDG_MATERIAL

Enterprise Business Function SAP enhancement package 5 for ERP 6.0 Central Applications MDG Material (CA-MDG-APP-MM) Master Data Governance, Generic Functions (MDG_FOUNDATION)

You can use this business function to establish a governance process for your material master data. This business function provides a clearly structured approach to master data maintenance; warning of the creation of duplicate data and therefore improving overall master data quality. A comprehensive workflow concept enables you to streamline the maintenance process while providing a solid approval path and a document trail. This business function also provides a duplicate check that highlights potential duplicate master data entries.

Integration
Master Data Governance for Material should be used together with the SAP ERP material master to improve data quality and transparency.

Prerequisites
You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

Type of Component Software Component Software Component


NOTE SAP-APPL 605

Component
SAP_BASIS 702, SP 06

If you do not have SAP_BASIS 702, SP 06 installed, follow the instructions in SAP Note 1502296. CAUTION This business function must not be activated if there is an active Industry Extension (IE) on the same system. A validation of such a combination must take place in advance. Please get in touch with the appropriate SAP contact.

Features
The Master Data Governance for Material business function offers the following features: Predefined Workflows

SAP ships workflows for a number of change request types and enables you to create your own customized workflows. Built-In Approval Process You can use custom workflows to create an approval process to provide quality checks, helping to prevent changes from endangering your data accuracy. Duplicate Check The system can perform a duplicate check to determine likely duplicate master data entries. Centralized Maintenance All material master data updates can be performed through a single work center streamlining day-to-day operations. Transparency A document trail in the form of a log file enables you to track changes to material master data. Key and Value Mapping for IDoc MATMAS and CLFMAS In cases where your client system has different keys or values for master data fields or objects than those in the Master Data Governance system you can map those keys and values to the ones stored in the master data governance hub.

Master Data Governance for Supplier (ERP)


Technical Data Technical Name of Business Function Type of Business Function Available As Of Technical Usage Application Component Directly Dependent Business Function Requiring Activation in Addition
MDG_ERP_SUPPLIER

Enterprise Business Function SAP Enhancement Package 5 for SAP ERP 6.0 Central Applications CA-MDG-BP-SUP Master Data Governance, Generic Functions MDG_FOUNDATION)

You can use this business function to replicate the supplier master data to different business systems within the central supplier master data governance.

Prerequisites
You have installed the following components as of the version mentioned:

Type of Component

Component

Is Needed Only for the Following Features

Software Component

SAP_APPL

Business Package for Finacial


BPERPFINMDM

Business Package for Material


BPERPMDGM

Portal Content

Business Package for Supplier


BPERPMDGS

CAUTION This business function must not be activated if there is an active Industry Extension (IE) on the same system. A validation of such a combination must take place in advance. Please get in touch with the appropriate SAP contact. CAUTION If you activate this business function, MDG-S requires that you use ALE inbound processing for initial load. In this case, standard ALE inbound processing is not available any longer.

Features
The mass data load enables you to extract data from a client system and to upload this data into the master data hub. The extraction of supplier, vendor and business partner data from SRM and ERP systems throughout different releases is supported - in the case of previous releases by using the existing functions. Within the governance process, change requests are used to control the creation and change of a supplier and the supplier data is stored temporarily. The change requests are forwarded automatically to a master data specialist. As soon as the change request gets approved the new supplier master data is stored in the master data tables. The governance process includes a duplicate check to avoid the creation of duplicates.

Constraints
The Master Data Governance for Supplier does neither support time dependency for central data and address usages nor time validity for addresses and bank details. Therefore it cannot run on clients using the SAP Business Partner with time dependency and time validity for other purposes. SRM One Client systems are not supported as client for Master Data Governance for Supplier. An installation of Master Data Governance for Supplier on an SRM One Client system as a hub is not supported. The Master Data Governance for Supplier only supports the re-use of selected existing field modification criteria. Additionally only the customizing of required fields will be considered. It is not possible to suppress fields or switch fields to display only within the Master Data Governance for Supplier User Interface.