SAP Master Data Management

SAP MDM, SAP MDG or a combination of both?

The selection of a suitable master data management solution is a great challenge for many companies. If you look at the range of solutions offered by SAP AG alone, you will find two approaches to solutions that have been available for a long time. However, these are to be merged in the future on the SAP S/4HANA platform.

SAP NetWeaver MDM

The SAP solution for consolidation, harmonisation and cleansing of master data. SAP Netweaver MDM makes it possible to consolidate master data from the entire system landscape and make it available in all systems.

NetWeaver MDM uses the SAP Business Process Management (SAP BPM) component for flexible, cross-system workflows and ensures collaborative master data management across all company divisions. Furthermore, simple validations can be performed directly in the MDM system. More complex calculations for field values and maintenance screens, address and geodata, etc. are implemented with SAP BusinessObjects Data Services.

SAP Business Rules Management is also integrated into SAP NetWeaver MDM and serves as a tool for flexible rule definitions that can be maintained by business departments without programming knowledge.
If master data is distributed across many systems, the combination with SAP NetWeaver Process Integration (NetWeaver PO-PI) is recommended.


SAP MDG allows the centralised maintenance of master data, either on a separate SAP system or as an additional function within an existing SAP ERP system. As with SAP MDM, the master data can be distributed to other SAP and non-SAP systems via SAP Netweaver Process Integration (SAP PO-PI).

SAP MDG is based on SAP ERP technology and uses ERP data models that are fully integrated and already available and usable for material, customer, supplier, the SAP business partner and financial master data.

cimt AG supports companies from the requirements analysis and the selection of the appropriate solution scenario to the implementation and commissioning of the solution.

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