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Your data catalog and SAP: 15 questions you should ask your vendor

SAP and data catalogs

With much of your key data assets stored in core SAP applications, they are critical to the success of a data catalog, governance or lineage project. However, a data catalog and SAP can be difficult bedfellows. SAP ECC, S/4HANA, BW and BW/4HANA are large complex and often highly customized applications and so they can present a significant challenge to the delivery of a truly enterprise-wide solution. If SAP data can’t be assimilated easily into the new data platform, project failure could be on the horizon.

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Enterprise metadata challenges – when an irresistible force meets an immovable object

Enterprise metadata challenges

Spare a thought for your data engineers, analysts and architects. They are often, it seems to me in that difficult place where an irresistible force meets an immovable object. They are at the point where the expectations of the business for ever faster access to quality data come face to face with the realities of data management in corporate IT. And, in order to meet those demands one of the most significant components the data architect needs is access to the enterprise metadata in your organization’s technology applications. This metadata provides definitions and data structures which are vital for complex projects. And, as they will tell you accessing, understanding and using this information is not a trivial task.

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SAP and datalogs - can SAP be the early proof of value for your data catalog

SAP and data catalogs: 4 reasons why SAP could be the low-hanging fruit that delivers early value to your data catalog

Who is this blog for? If your organisation is considering, or already implementing a data catalog, data governance or enterprise metadata management platform and you are an SAP customer, you may think that SAP and data catalogs don’t mix. And, if you have ERP or CRM packages from vendors other than SAP – maybe from […]