Enterprise Data Management with SAP NetWeaver MDM: Develop and maintain an effective SAP MDM Strategy

Enterprise Data Management with SAP NetWeaver MDM: Develop and maintain an effective SAP MDM Strategy

by Andrew LeBlanc

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ISBN-13: 9781592291151
Publisher: Rheinwerk Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 11/28/2007
Pages: 584
Product dimensions: 66.14(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

About the Author

Andrew LeBlanc has focused his career on MDM and has consulted in the following industries: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Discrete Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Retail and Banking, etc. He has written white papers and internal MDM related documentation for several clients, including a large home improvement retailer. Currently at SAP, Andrew is a manager in SAP Value Engineering, charged with creating MDM strategies for his large customers base.

Table of Contents

SECTION I1 ... 1 The Importance of an EDM Strategy ... 31
... 1.1 ... The Many Facets of Master Data ... 33
... 1.2 ... The Consequences of Haphazard Management of Enterprise Data ... 36
... 1.3 ... The History of Master Data ... 40
... 1.4 ... Classification of Data ... 44
... 1.5 ... Master Data Versus Enterprise Data ... 46
... 1.6 ... EDM Scenarios ... 48
... 1.7 ... Joint ASUG\EDM Survey: The Need for a Comprehensive Data Management Approach ... 55
... 1.8 ... EDM Framework ... 56
... 1.9 ... Summary ... 582 ... Challenges and Approaches to Your EDM Strategy ... 61
... 2.1 ... Factors to Consider When Developing an EDM Project ... 61
... 2.2 ... Typical Approaches or Compelling Events ... 64
... 2.3 ... Common Pitfalls in EDM ... 66
... 2.4 ... Summary ... 763 ... The Strategic Role of Enterprise Data in an Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture ... 79
... 3.1 ... Benefits of Enterprise SOA ... 79
... 3.2 ... Basics of Enterprise SOA ... 81
... 3.3 ... Interaction of Enterprise SOA and Master Data ... 81
... 3.4 ... Basic Requirements for Enterprise Services ... 83
... 3.5 ... Business Objects in Enterprise SOA ... 85
... 3.6 ... Anatomy of an Enterprise Service ... 86
... 3.7 ... The Enterprise SOA Metamodel ... 87
... 3.8 ... GDTs in Enterprise SOA ... 93
... 3.9 ... Business Object Structures in Enterprise SOA ... 95
... 3.10 ... Other Critical Enterprise Data Issues ... 97
... 3.11 ... Recommendations for Managing Enterprise Data in Preparation for Enterprise SOA ... 100
... 3.12 ... Summary ... 1024 ... EDM Assessment Scorecard ... 103
... 4.1 ... Assessment Benefits ... 103
... 4.2 ... As-Is EDM Assessment Process ... 105
... 4.3 ... Preparing for the Assessment ... 106
... 4.4 ... EDM Best Practices ... 112
... 4.5 ... Scoring Your Company Against EDM Strategy Best Practices ... 114
... 4.6 ... Sample Summary Results ... 115
... 4.7 ... Detailed Assessment Results ... 116
... 4.8 ... Summary ... 117SECTION II5 ... Company Business Strategy Integration ... 121
... 5.1 ... Company Business Strategy Basics ... 121
... 5.2 ... The EDM Program Charter ... 123
... 5.3 ... The EDM Program Business Case ... 126
... 5.4 ... EDM Program Design Guidelines ... 150
... 5.5 ... EDM Program Scope ... 156
... 5.6 ... EDM Program Policy ... 161
... 5.7 ... Summary ... 1676 ... Data Quality Management ... 169
... 6.1 ... Introduction to Six Sigma Quality Management ... 170
... 6.2 ... The Elements of the Data Quality Management Dimension ... 175
... 6.3 ... Define ... 177
... 6.4 ... Measure ... 187
... 6.5 ... Analyze ... 193
... 6.6 ... Improve ... 212
... 6.7 ... Control ... 214
... 6.8 ... Summary ... 2207 ... Design: Data Architecture ... 223
... 7.1 ... General Enterprise Architecture ... 223
... 7.2 ... Components of the Data Architecture EDM Dimension ... 229
... 7.3 ... Business Process Integration ... 230
... 7.4 ... Enterprise Data Distribution Approach ... 237
... 7.5 ... Enterprise Data Model ... 245
... 7.6 ... Logical Data Model (LDM) ... 252
... 7.7 ... Application Architecture ... 260
... 7.8 ... Source and Target Mapping Model ... 268
... 7.9 ... Summary ... 2738 ... Design: Data Standards ... 275
... 8.1 ... The Concept of Global Data Types ... 275
... 8.2 ... Data Standards EDM Dimension Components ... 277
... 8.3 ... Business Object Definitions ... 278
... 8.4 ... Data Dictionary ... 280
... 8.5 ... Schema Standards ... 285
... 8.6 ... System of Record (SOR) ... 297
... 8.7 ... Summary ... 3039 ... Governance Organization ... 305
... 9.1 ... Organization Structure Concepts ... 305
... 9.2 ... Components of the Governance Organization ... 308
... 9.3 ... Enterprise Data Governance Organization ... 310
... 9.4 ... Business Data Organization ... 315
... 9.5 ... Summary ... 32410 ... Governance Processes ... 327
... 10.1 ... SAP Process Decomposition ... 327
... 10.2 ... EDM Governance Process Types ... 329
... 10.3 ... Business Data Processes ... 330
... 10.4 ... Enterprise Data Governance Processes ... 338
... 10.5 ... Summary ... 34711 ... Realization: Deployment ... 349
... 11.1 ... EDM and ASAP Implementation Methodology ... 350
... 11.2 ... Elements of the Deployment EDM Dimension ... 353
... 11.3 ... Change Management ... 354
... 11.4 ... Standard Project Plans ... 359
... 11.5 ... Data Migration and Cleansing ... 363
... 11.6 ... Managing EDM Data Design Documents ... 370
... 11.7 ... EDM-Related Business Standards ... 372
... 11.8 ... Special Deployment Issues ... 374
... 11.9 ... Summary ... 38412 ... Realization: Technology ... 385
... 12.1 ... EDM Reference Technical Architecture ... 386
... 12.2 ... Components of the Realization: Technology EDM Dimension ... 388
... 12.3 ... EDM-Related Technology Functions Reference List ... 389
... 12.4 ... EDM-Related Applications Inventory ... 394
... 12.5 ... Data Profiling Requirements and Evaluation ... 419
... 12.6 ... EDR Requirements and Evaluation ... 422
... 12.7 ... SAP NetWeaver MDM Basics ... 433
... 12.8 ... EDR Modeling Using an SAP NetWeaver MDM Repository ... 445
... 12.9 ... SAP NetWeaver MDM Advanced Technical Infrastructure Topics ... 464
... 12.10 ... Technology Recommendations for EDM Dimensions and Components ... 475
... 12.11 ... Summary ... 475SECTION III13 ... Building an EDM Program ... 479
... 13.1 ... Common Approaches for EDM Projects ... 479
... 13.2 ... Beginning with the End in Mind ... 480
... 13.3 ... MDM Roadmap Program Plan ... 486
... 13.4 ... Independent EDM Strategy Projects ... 489
... 13.5 ... Support Large Enterprise Application Implementation ... 494
... 13.6 ... Focused Internal Business Objective ... 497
... 13.7 ... Commercial Initiatives ... 500
... 13.8 ... Summary ... 50114 ... EDM for Materials ... 503
... 14.1 ... Introduction to Direct Materials ... 504
... 14.2 ... Major Roles in Direct Materials ... 508
... 14.3 ... Typical Product Development Process ... 510
... 14.4 ... General MRO Items versus Direct Materials ... 512
... 14.5 ... Defining World-Class Direct Materials Content ... 514
... 14.6 ... Bottlenecks to Efficient Materials Management ... 517
... 14.7 ... Summary ... 52515 ... EDM for a Large ERP or Enterprise Application Project ... 527
... 15.1 ... Case Study Background Information ... 527
... 15.2 ... ERP Project Organization ... 528
... 15.3 ... Interfacing with Vertical Workstreams ... 530
... 15.4 ... EDM Project Deliverables ... 536
... 15.5 ... EDM Team Involvement ERP Project Workshops ... 538
... 15.6 ... Conclusion and Recommendations ... 541
... 15.7 ... Summary ... 54216 ... Globalization Within an EDM Strategy ... 543
... 16.1 ... Issues to Consider ... 543
... 16.2 ... Types of Globalization Conversions ... 544
... 16.3 ... Language Master Data in SAP Applications ... 545
... 16.4 ... Typical Options for Globalization and Language ... 548
... 16.5 ... Conclusion and General Recommendations ... 554
... 16.6 ... Summary ... 55517 ... The Future of Enterprise Data Management ... 557
... 17.1 ... Business and Technology Drivers ... 557
... 17.2 ... Increased Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships ... 558
... 17.3 ... Increased Scorecards and Metrics ... 558
... 17.4 ... Increased Awareness of the Impact of Data Quality ... 559
... 17.5 ... Enterprise Service-Oriented Architectures (enterprise SOAs) ... 559
... 17.6 ... Enterprise Architecture ... 560
... 17.7 ... Business Process Management (BPM) ... 561
... 17.8 ... Summary ... 561A ... References ... 565B ... Glossary ... 567C ... Author Biography ... 575

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