2020-09-13T07:02:24Z
Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
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What needs improvement with SAP Master Data Governance?

Please share with the community what you think needs improvement with SAP Master Data Governance.

What are its weaknesses? What would you like to see changed in a future version?

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Kumar Saurav - PeerSpot reviewer
Director - SAP BTP at Incture
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-08-01T13:29:27Z
Aug 1, 2022

Although changes are currently being made to fix it, the product can be improved by ensuring data matches when upgrading to a new system because every system does not use SAP. Furthermore, the product has five different solutions with varying data models so stability is vital to SAP. Every time there is a connection with a new system, customization needs to be redone to ensure both layers can communicate seamlessly and data models need to be set.

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SurenderJ - PeerSpot reviewer
Sr Manager at Genpact
MSP
Top 10
2022-07-15T09:53:05Z
Jul 15, 2022

In terms of bringing out the data and resource performance, we're looking for a more enhanced version. MDG doesn't work for all material types of activities that I think it should be dealing with. If that were to change, this solution would be a step above other ERP systems. I'd like to see some planning-related activities included in the product.

Abhijit Misra - PeerSpot reviewer
Director at Accenture
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2022-06-19T05:52:00Z
Jun 19, 2022

The user experience can be improved.

DP
Senior Manager at Deloitte
Real User
Top 5
2022-01-24T15:15:02Z
Jan 24, 2022

One thing that could be improved is the documentation provided for the MDG extensions by Utopia. I'd also like to see increased maturity around reference data solutions. The solution already has some key master data domains but it would be helpful to have a few more that are not out of the box.

JK
Master Data Governance at a non-tech company with 5,001-10,000 employees
Real User
Top 20
2021-10-13T08:46:20Z
Oct 13, 2021

I'd like to see more flexibility which is currently lacking. They need to add a cloud option as well as multiple creations. We're looking for a better mass upload.

OA
SAP MDG Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-02-04T07:30:38Z
Feb 4, 2021

The implementation could be easier. The governance of master data is difficult, and consolidating the old data is really hard. MDG projects tend to last a minimum of six months, and this is largely due to the fact that there are too many rules. The biggest problem in MDG is that you have to make rules and you have to set your rules very strictly and you need to prepare your data for your rules. If you don't, your old data is kaput. The marketing of the product outside of Europe should be better. While it might be well known in places like Germany or England, it doesn't have the same recognition in Turkey. Our first MDG project was only two or three years ago. It's pretty new to the scene. The solution is lacking configuration in one system. For example, there's a lack of country definitions, country tax category definitions in MDG, and in all ERPs. When MM projects are done, they configure everything. For example, my customer only does business with European Union countries. They don't define European Union country's tax number categories, however, when they deal with Israel, they don't define it in the old ERP system. It's a problem. You need to have a conversation with all seven ERP consultants and tell them to redefine this tax number category. It could be better, maybe, or easier.

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KS
Associate Partner at a tech services company with 201-500 employees
Real User
2021-01-28T18:58:00Z
Jan 28, 2021

The price can be improved.

Puneet - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Capgemini
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
2021-01-10T18:01:03Z
Jan 10, 2021

The tools have been improved quite a lot over a period of time with data mining rules. The UI could improve by being more neat and clean. Sometimes users find it difficult to use it. When using the solutions I feel the performance could improve.

KN
Data Lead at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-10-11T08:58:19Z
Oct 11, 2020

The workflow works well, however, there's not a lot of options in defining roles. There are roles that are very specific within the MDG and we had to adapt our process to the roles that are in the workflow. I'm talking about the workflow in the roles, not access rights or things of that nature (such as access or identity management). I'm talking about how the flow works in the different types of roles. It's not very flexible. Overall, they just a little bit more flexibility in terms of assigning roles or adding new roles. We have a longer approval process, so we need to break it down into more roles than what is typically available and we need to hard-code it.

OX
Head of IT Asia at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Real User
2020-09-13T07:02:24Z
Sep 13, 2020

What SAP needs to do for this product is to improve the user-friendliness of the dashboard to make sure they are going to have a more user-friendly product in the future. Another task for SAP is to accommodate China's local requirements because this product is still a global one. Sometimes what the module does will not fit so well for Chinese user requirements. It needs to be more global-aware.

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Miriam Tover - PeerSpot reviewer
Service Delivery Manager at PeerSpot (formerly IT Central Station)
Aug 1, 2022
How do you or your organization use this solution? Please share with us so that your peers can learn from your experiences. Thank you!
2 out of 10 answers
OX
Head of IT Asia at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 13, 2020
Our primary use for the product is for master data management and the company IP.
Puneet - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Manager at Capgemini
Jan 10, 2021
The solution is for creating and managing a Master Data across an organization. We implement the solution for customers to streamline the creation, inundation, and dilution of Master Data across domains, such as financial masters. The main use case is to increase data quality by starting to create the right data with the right people and distribute it to the consuming systems. We want to enable users to be able to identify the golden record for all of a particular Master Data set. For example, to prevent a unique customer from getting mixed up in the use cases. Bringing in data standardization, to prevent users from spending too much time on the creation of the Master Data. This can be done via the implementation of business tools by the customer or sometimes the company itself, preventing the overload of data. Lastly, data enrichment can also be achieved.
it_user434868 - PeerSpot reviewer
Senior Director of Delivery at a tech services company with 51-200 employees
Aug 1, 2022
Hi, We all know it's really hard to get good pricing and cost information. Please share what you can so you can help your peers.
2 out of 9 answers
OX
Head of IT Asia at a manufacturing company with 10,001+ employees
Sep 13, 2020
The cost of the product is not ideal. It will be matched centrally by the global act for us. We have some help with the cost.
KN
Data Lead at a comms service provider with 10,001+ employees
Oct 11, 2020
I don't have any details in regards to the licensing costs related to the solution. IT tends to take care of licensing and procurement.
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