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Advanced Self-Service Master Data Improvement

Learn how to improve master data quality without outside help

Advanced Self-Service Master Data Improvement


Advanced Self-Service Master Data Improvement

Learn How to: Improve master data quality without outside help. Leverage your internal robust processes Standardize, normalize, attribute, rationalize, and enrich your data using embedded knowledge Improve material, product, customer, vendor, and services master data with a secure, Saas deployed solution Leverage AI-Based and LBE-based technologies to optimize SAP NetWeaver MDM, SAP SRM, SCM, MM, and SAP PLM
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Arthur Raguette EVP, Verdantis, Inc.

About our speaker


Arthur Raguette, Executive Vice President, Verdantis, Inc. Mr. Raguette focuses on the application of innovative technologies to solve real-world business problems. Prior to Verdantis, Arthur championed hybridized middleware for OLTP, Geospatial interfaces of MOLAP engines for real-world information tracking, high compression interactive media for delivering online education to low bandwidth emerging markets, SaaS based Spend Management solutions, and some of the first cloud based applications that interacted with desktop applications to provide scalability and manageability while leveraging the ease-of-use familiarity with common applications.

Advanced Self-Service Master Data


Best Practices Learned from diverse companies
100 Million + Master Data Records Global 1000 Multinational Multiple Languages

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Advanced Self-Service Master Data


Best Practices Learned from diverse companies
Heterogeneous, often Complex Systems Multiple Industries Multiple Domains Different Motivations SAP Upgrades SAP Consolidations M&A Consolidations Shared Service Centers
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Agenda
Process Separation and Combination Quality Improvement Steps Embed and Automate Internal Processes and Expertise Leverage Artificial Intelligence & Learn-byExample approaches
Initial / Historical Master Data Ongoing Data Governance

Force Multiplier for Team and Platform ROI


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Process Separation
Preparation On-Going

GET IT CLEAN
Internal teams for master data harmonization

KEEP IT CLEAN
Governance and SME Team Review for data integrity

Process Separation
Cleanse (or Merge) and enrich historical master data SAP / ERP Upgrade, Consolidation, or Merger/Acquisition

Preparation

On-Going

GET IT CLEAN
Internal teams for master data harmonization

KEEP IT CLEAN
Governance and SME Team Review for data integrity

Historically externally provided as A turn-key service, mostly match and replace based

Process Separation
Cleanse (or Merge) and enrich historical master data SAP / ERP Upgrade, Consolidation, or Merger/Acquisition

Preparation

On-Going

GET IT CLEAN
Internal teams for master data harmonization

KEEP IT CLEAN
Governance and SME Team Review for data integrity

Control processes to prevent duplication, and ensure on-going data integrity New Requests, Forms, doc routing and partial validation Historically SMEs and multifunctional team members collaborate through e-mail

Historically externally provided as A turn-key service, mostly match and replace based

Process Separation
Cleanse (or Merge) and enrich historical master data SAP / ERP Upgrade, Consolidation, or Merger/Acquisition

Preparation

On-Going

GET IT CLEAN
Internal teams for master data harmonization

KEEP IT CLEAN
Governance and SME Team Review for data integrity

Control processes to prevent duplication, and ensure on-going data integrity New Requests, Forms, doc routing and partial validation Historically SMEs and multifunctional team members collaborate through e-mail

Historically externally provided as A turn-key service, mostly match and replace based

Team Intensive Cross Functional Domain SMEs Process SMEs Leveraging Experience Internal and External

Common Functionality

Process Combination
Cleanse (or Merge) and enrich historical master data SAP / ERP Upgrade, Consolidation, or Merger/Acquisition

Preparation

On-Going

GET IT CLEAN
Internal teams for master data harmonization

KEEP IT CLEAN
Governance and SME Team Review for data integrity

Control processes to prevent duplication, and ensure on-going data integrity New Requests, Forms, doc routing and partial validation Historically SMEs and multifunctional team members collaborate through e-mail

Historically externally provided as A turn-key service, mostly match and replace based

Team Intensive Cross Functional Domain SMEs Process SMEs Leveraging Experience Internal and External

Common Functionality
Standardize
Categorization into pre-determined codes

Normalize
Attribute, value, and measures (Address, UoM, Part Number, etc.)

Attribute
Extract key data Structures from unstructured data for reporting

Rationalize
Identify or Block Duplication

Enrich
Append additional data elements

Its not just about data quality it is business information quality

Agenda
Process Separation and Combination Quality Improvement Steps Embed and Automate Internal Processes and Expertise Leverage Artificial Intelligence & Learn-byExample and LBE approaches
Initial / Historical Master Data Ongoing Data Governance

Force Multiplier for Team and Platform ROI


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Data Quality Improvement Steps


Data Analysis, and Preparation:
Data Scoping
Data Source / Raw data upload

(1 of 3)

Organization
Categorization / Classification to a given taxonomy

Granularity
Class & Characteristics Definition / Template Generation and modification
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Data Quality Improvement Steps

(2 of 3)

Data Cleansing and Quality Improvement:


Attribute & Values extraction

Attribute & Value


Normalization De-duplication Enrichment & Appending Data
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Data Quality Improvement Steps

(3of 3)

Staging and Loading (Build - > Run)


Output Re-Generation Loading data to source system Reporting and Metrics

Baseline for :
Ongoing Maintenance
Data Governance
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Agenda
Process Separation and Combination Quality Improvement Steps Embed and Automate Internal Processes and Expertise Leverage Artificial Intelligence & Learn-byExample and LBE approaches
Initial / Historical Master Data Ongoing Data Governance

Force Multiplier for Team and Platform ROI \


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Where we started...

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Where we are today...

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Project and Batch Management


Task and Batch Management Improves workflow and Increases throughput
A graphical process builder is used to create a project or batch process/data flow
Individual Processes can be ordered per project or per batch to set the automation linkages and tie in the human team members

Having multiple batches per project allows optimization of team members while managing interim deliverables across a global team

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User and Workflow Management


User Management to optimize your extended virtual team Internal and External
User and Subject Matter Experts
Identified by their value-add contribution to the Data Quality Improvement Process Added to the resource pool and Configured for access

A graphical workflow builder is used to create a project or batch workflow


Resources are added to each stage with appropriate roles and responsibilities Project Management Team can easily track progress and gates/stages throughout the process.
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Automation of Categorization
Embed Advances in categorization, classification, and clustering
Next Generation of Artificial Intelligence based classification combined with post processing closedloop feedback

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Automated Attribute Extraction


Automated context-aware attribute, characteristic, and value identification and extraction
Domain and Taxonomy specific modules for materials and industrial products
Extendable intelligence for Industry and Geography coverage Extensible modules configurable by customers or by Verdantis

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Agenda
Process Separation and Combination Quality Improvement Steps Embed and Automate Internal Processes and Expertise Leverage Artificial Intelligence & Learn-byExample and LBE approaches
Initial / Historical Master Data Ongoing Data Governance

Force Multiplier for Team and Platform ROI


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Verdantis Automated MDM


GET IT CLEAN
Fully automated solution to cleanse and enrich historical master data Offered historically as A turn-key service Now also offered as Licensed SaaS Platform

KEEP IT CLEAN

VERDANTIS HARMONIZE
Automated solution for historical master data harmonization

VERDANTIS INTEGRITY
Automated solution for real-time on-going data integrity

MDM/MDG application to prevent duplication, and ensure on-going data integrity

AI Technology AI-based Software Tools AutoClass AutoSpec AutoNorm AutoCrawl Verdantis Knowledgebase Dynamic content Repository

VERDANTIS AUTOMATED MDM SOLUTION SUITE


AutoClass
Classification into pre-determined codes

AutoSpec
Attribute extraction & de-duplication software for Material master

AutoNorm
Normalization & validation of MFG, MPN and UOM

AutoCrawl
Intelligent web spidering tool for Data harmonization

Artificial Intelligence forms the bedrock of Verdantis automated MDM solution suite

Verdantis Automated MDM


GET IT CLEAN

Fully automated solution to cleanse and enrich historical master data

VERDANTIS HARMONIZE
Automated solution for historical master data harmonization
AI Technology AI-based Software Tools AutoClass AutoSpec AutoNorm AutoCrawl Verdantis Knowledgebase Dynamic content Repository

Offered historically as A turn-key service Now also offered as Licensed SaaS Platform

VERDANTIS AUTOMATED MDM SOLUTION SUITE


AutoClass
Classification into pre-determined codes

AutoSpec
Attribute extraction & de-duplication software for Material master

AutoNorm
Normalization & validation of MFG, MPN and UOM

AutoCrawl
Intelligent web spidering tool for Data harmonization

Artificial Intelligence forms the bedrock of Verdantis automated MDM solution suite

What is Harmonize?

The encapsulation of 300 FTE years of data harmonization best practices and expertise accumulated across industries, systems and languages

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Demonstration Time Harmonize Demo

Verdantis Automated MDM


KEEP IT CLEAN

VERDANTIS INTEGRITY
Automated solution for real-time on-going data integrity
AI Technology AI-based Software Tools AutoClass AutoSpec AutoNorm AutoCrawl Verdantis Knowledgebase Dynamic content Repository

MDM/MDG application to prevent duplication, and ensure on-going data integrity

VERDANTIS AUTOMATED MDM SOLUTION SUITE


AutoClass
Classification into pre-determined codes

AutoSpec
Attribute extraction & de-duplication software for Material master

AutoNorm
Normalization & validation of MFG, MPN and UOM

AutoCrawl
Intelligent web spidering tool for Data harmonization

Artificial Intelligence forms the bedrock of Verdantis automated MDM solution suite

What is Integrity?

Integrity is a data governance solution that supports cross functional collaboration, approval routing, and real-time master data governance and stewardship.
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Verdantis Integrity Framework


EASY/ADVANCED SEARCH for
Existing materials in the inventory Material information such as part name, part description, stocking code, etc. ENSURE COMPLIANCE Track inventory levels Single material master repository

SINGLE REPOSITORY FOR MANAGING MATERIAL DATA Role Based Enrichment Normalized and de-duplicated material attributes
Store Material Information Search & retrieve
By.. ..Plant ..Division ..Keyword ..etc. Plants , Manufacturing facilities and Global Locations

Create/Edit
Enable comprehensive workflow process for material data creation/ modification Approve/ Reject Enable collaboration and material data availability across locations and divisions

Part number

Part Description

Stocking code

UNSPSC Code

HTS/ECCN Classification

Verdantis Material Integrity

Demonstration Time Verdantis Integrity Demo

Agenda
Process Separation and Combination Quality Improvement Steps Embed and Automate Internal Processes and Expertise Leverage Artificial Intelligence & Learn-byExample and LBE approaches
Initial / Historical Master Data Ongoing Data Governance

Force Multiplier for Team and Platform ROI


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Force Multipliers
Increase productivity of Data Quality Professionals individually or in Teams Manage Tasks and Projects to Improve workflow and Increase throughput Faster project implementations with domain-specific data templates Embed Advances in categorization, classification, and clustering Automated context-aware attribute, characteristic, and value identification and extraction Delivers both greater Volume and Quality than manual processes alone.
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Internal Team x 10
Organizations who
Similar to our customers today (ERP/MRP/EAM and Transformation Projects) Have the internal resources to do the work Also those
with Non-Standard Domains with specific domain requirements, or Target continuous M&A or Joint Ventures

Force Multiplier of x 10 through clustering, fuzzy logic matching, and LBE Automated Standardization, Normalization and Element Extraction lets one person run Thousands of records per day.
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Master Data Solutions

The name Verdantis, comes from the Latin word for truth veritas, as well as the word verdant meaning abundant and sustainable.

Verdantis, Inc. has been delivering Automated Master Data Quality Improvement and Governance Solutions or more than a decade to Global 1000 Customers across industries, domains and the globe.
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Master Data Solutions

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