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Score 5.7 out of 100

SAP Master Data Governance

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Likelihood to Recommend

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

SAP Master Data Governance

A university is a body which has very different departments and needs. That's why, a higher education context is actually a very suitable context for SAP use. Instructors and students can use it even as a learning management system, while instructors can easily switch to the employee view to see their payments, leaves and other facilities provided by the employer. Human Resources and IT for example can easily communicate with relevant parties with a single software. However, for very small institutions which do not need expansion it may be too much to handle.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

SAP Information Steward

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

SAP Master Data Governance

  • Mass data processing enables business users to save time when making significant amendments like uploading data from CSV.
  • SAP Master Data Governance allows me to gain confidence when amending large volume information where it offers statistics to authenticate changes before they are activated.
  • Moreover, it is easy to catalog data quality business rules in a central location.
  • Finally, SAP Master Data Governance enables us to detect errors and duplicates on data.
Duncan Houston | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

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

SAP Master Data Governance

  • As with all powerful and complex information platforms, SAP MDG does have a learning curve to it, especially if you plan on doing advanced things such as implementing MDM automation.
  • SAP MDG is capable of replicating data across many platforms (including non-SAP) however, this too, has a learning curve to it and will require some work. Bottom line...it doesn't just happen out of the box!
  • SAP MDG's flexibility can also be a weakness as sometimes you just want to implement a standard governance flow without defining everything from scratch. We have found that usually, you will need to define each workflow yourself in order for it to work properly.
Jeffrey Dewolf | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

SAP Information Steward

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SAP Master Data Governance

SAP Master Data Governance 8.4
Based on 18 answers
SAP Master Data Governance is only suitable for large companies. Not only for the costs but for the robustness of the system, it contains and manages a lot of information. Since our client is one of the biggest in the world, this is the best-suited option. Considering the data quality and better audit capability, we recommended the SAP Master Data Governance tool.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

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

SAP Master Data Governance

SAP Master Data Governance 9.1
Based on 26 answers
Customer support is very appreciable for SAP Master Data Governance tool and we are able to resolve our problems in minimum lead time at most. The support teams are responsive and well professional with a positive attitude all the time. The customers can easily contact SAP Master Data Governance support teams through multiple channels.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

SAP Information Steward

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

SAP Master Data Governance

We did not evaluate any COTS product as an alternative. We have evaluated internal process changes as an option. However, [SAP Master Data Governance] solution provided far greater value for money than any process improvements. That being said, [Master Data Governance] is not an alternative to good process. It compliments good data management and well defined processes. Engaging experienced consultants will improve outcomes of [Master Data Governance] implementation.
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Return on Investment

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

SAP Master Data Governance

  • Before SAP MDG we had trouble relating data from our different platforms which always brought with it fatigue and high expenses in managing the same but with SAP MDG our quarterly objective was realized for the first time this year and with ease.
  • It is said that 'if you can do it today the don't leave till the day after. SAP MDG can attest to this best as it has made our business act on important decisions on time, leading to high returns for us yearly.
  • The ease with which SAP MDG centralizes data. This has informed our different businesses with timely reactions to sharp changes that otherwise would result in losses.
Karla Flinn | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

SAP Information Steward

General

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

SAP Master Data Governance

General

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

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