SAP BI Master Data Maintenance
Good practice in Business Intelligence Solutions has always been to generate and maintain master data in source systems such as, for example, SAP ERP, then to transfer them to a data warehouse such as, for example, SAP BW and generate reports from there. However, in real life, the master data we need for reporting and planning purposes are often not generated naturally in the existing source systems. At the same time, the person responsible for creating and maintaining these master data is quite naturally the data owner or, in other words, the end-user.
There are naturally standard transactions for maintaining master data in SAP BW. But what do you do when such an end-user does not have access to editing all master data or is perhaps allowed to only change specific attributes in a master data object? For example, when the end-user is allowed to adjust a customer’s ABC classification, but not the customer’s industry classification! And what if a user is not allowed, for example, to see at all a customer’s credit rating!!! And how do you ensure that specific end-user needs for editing master data can be met with agility and flexibility? Without necessarily involving the IT department, that is.
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Innologic’s SAP BI Masterdata Maintenance solution provides the possibility to assign end-users the correct rights for performing maintenance of master data objects used in specific business processes. The end user group itself can set up what master data may be edited and if there should be any non-editable master data or master data that should not be displayed at all when it comes to a certain business process.
Based on a relatively simple parameter management – which can be set up without any involvement of SAP IT resources – the solution automatically generates a user dialogue where only necessary master data are displayed and opened for corrections. The solution is also naturally WEB-based!
Once the end-user has updated the master data, the data are automatically saved in SAP BW using the solution’s standard functionality. This ensures data consistency and connection with all other data in the reporting solution and makes it possible to immediately use adjusted master data in reports and planning solutions.