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Score 8.4 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Data Services

It's definitely one of the leading ETL tools, and it's the best ETL tool to use with SAP integration. If you use SAP HANA, then you should think about Data Services as your primary ETL tool.
Kevin Clemons | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

In data conversion scenarios, the tool can be used for data profiling, data quality and data verification jobs. However, implementation depends on what implementation strategy or approach the company is adopting. In real-time scenarios, the tool can be used for generating data profiling and data quality reports as well. Business rules for data quality checks can be built into the tool and can be assigned to end or business users.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Quality

SAP Data Services
7.8
SAP Information Steward
Data source connectivity
SAP Data Services
7.9
SAP Information Steward
Data profiling
SAP Data Services
7.4
SAP Information Steward
Master data management (MDM) integration
SAP Data Services
8.7
SAP Information Steward
Data element standardization
SAP Data Services
7.1
SAP Information Steward
Match and merge
SAP Data Services
7.2
SAP Information Steward
Address verification
SAP Data Services
8.2
SAP Information Steward

Pros

SAP Data Services

  • Integration with SAP ERP/ECC works really well.
  • A lot of flexibility in data creation, with different types of communication capabilities like BAPIs, IDocs, and Batch input.
  • Reliable and consistent results and easily enforceable data templates.
Kiran Bhat | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

  • Easy to build and deploy.
  • Support various formats for data imports.
  • Easy to operate for business users.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

SAP Data Services

  • Debugging is not very easy. When one wants to see the flow of data from one Query to another, the process is not very smooth and efficient.
  • A lot of functions do not behave the way they should. I have faced problems with the count() function.
  • I have faced problems while loading Excel files. The same set of options will work in one case but not in the other.
Himanshi Arora | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

  • More real-time integration scenarios needed.
  • Needs more generic standard content for metadata management.
  • The user interface can be more intuitive based on AI.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

SAP Data Services

SAP Data Services 8.2
Based on 7 answers
As other SAP products, there is excellent support by SAP on this tool. You can access the SAP Help portal in order to give support either from the huge community or directly from SAP.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

SAP Information Steward 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I believe many features from SAP Information Steward are available in other SAP products as well hence it is more confusing for business or customers to do the right selection. Moreover SAP strategy is not very clear for this particular product hence often we are confused while exploring more related scenarios
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP Data Services

As an end-user, and taking into consideration it is a very technical tool, I was not involved in the tool selection.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

SAP DS is more for data conversion. However, it can be used for data profiling as well.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

SAP Data Services

  • Very positive impact in jobs maintenance since support auto-documentation.
  • Great impact on learning curve.
  • Great results in our Data Quality Projects.
Martin Lopez | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

  • Leveraged this tool during conversion for data profiling. It was helpful to identify erroneous records before performing load in the data system.
  • We have an MDG system. It would be helpful to have a real-time integration between SAP IS and SAP MDG to trigger MDG change requests.
  • We use it more to manage the data quality aspects of the organisation. Very friendly with business users and can address a business case based on user needs.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SAP Data Services

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP Information Steward

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

SAP Data Services
8.2
SAP Information Steward
5.5

Support Rating

SAP Data Services
8.2
SAP Information Steward
4.5

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