SAP Information Steward vs. SAP Master Data Governance

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
SAP Information Steward
Score 9.0 out of 10
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Monitor, analyze, and improve data integrity with SAP Information Steward software. Combine data profiling and metadata management tools for continuous insight into the quality of enterprise information to optimize processes, and enhance operational, analytical, and data governance initiatives.N/A
SAP Master Data Governance
Score 8.0 out of 10
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SAP Master Data Governance is a master data management solution that helps users to implement a cohesive and harmonized master data management strategy across all master data domains. It is presented as a solution that simplifies enterprise data management, increases data accuracy, and that facilitates consolidation, central governance and data quality management. The SAP Master Data Governance, cloud edition, a…N/A
Pricing
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Editions & Modules
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Pricing Offerings
SAP Information StewardSAP Master Data Governance
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
YesYes
Entry-level Setup FeeOptionalNo setup fee
Additional DetailsSAP Information Steward is sold by CPU core volume to provide the processing power required to meet enterprise data integration and quality needs.
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Community Pulse
SAP Information StewardSAP Master Data Governance
Considered Both Products
SAP Information Steward
Chose SAP Information Steward
In the case of this organization, Information Steward was part of a suite from SAP together with Data Services and SAP Master Data Governance. In terms of the overall package it was worth it for the company. Informatica cost was higher and the overall benefit from SAP package …
Chose SAP Information Steward
SAP DS is more for data conversion. However, it can be used for data profiling as well.
SAP Master Data Governance
Chose SAP Master Data Governance
I have no experience with other products.
Chose SAP Master Data Governance
We consider SAP MDG to be among the top tier master data governance solutions. Within this tier, there are several others that offer comparable products in almost every dimension except in the inclusion of the ECC or S/4HANA data models. For an SAP centric company, this makes …
Chose SAP Master Data Governance
Originally, we were using an older legacy master data management solution. We replaced this older platform with a complete, 'out of the box' SAP Mater Data Governance solution.
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Medium-sized Companies

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Informatica Customer 360 for Salesforce
Informatica Customer 360 for Salesforce
Score 7.5 out of 10
Enterprises

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Winshuttle
Winshuttle
Score 7.7 out of 10
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User Ratings
SAP Information StewardSAP Master Data Governance
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(4 ratings)
7.9
(74 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.8
(3 ratings)
Usability
10.0
(1 ratings)
7.6
(71 ratings)
Support Rating
5.0
(2 ratings)
7.1
(66 ratings)
Implementation Rating
8.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
SAP Information StewardSAP Master Data Governance
Likelihood to Recommend
SAP
SAP Information Steward is well suited for companies looking for profiling data, monitoring data quality and managing policies. It provides dashboards and features to create the awareness on Data Quality dimensions. SAP IS is not suited to manage huge amount of data due to performance issues. It is not designed to correct data by its own. However, It can remediate data through integration with SAP Master Data Governance or SAP Data Services.
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SAP
Best Suitable: 1. Good for us as we're bigger organization. 2. Places were high quality data & Compliance mandates. 3. Complex data management projects 4. To have better workflow in a place Less suitable: 1. For small to medium size organization. 2. For short duration projects/ requirements. 3. Non-SAP environments or limited ITIS team members 4. Also, to handle simple data structure
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Pros
SAP
  • Audit trail management of Metadata to ensure due diligence with respect to the quality of data
  • Control features and identification of risk wrt data
  • Ready recknor in form of advance bi reports for procurement and costing kpi
  • Flexible comparison and filter functio ality across cross organisation data
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SAP
  • I like being able to create our own tables that aren't specified by the application; arranging data utilizing data spaces is a dream come true.
  • Using semantic data space instances with workflows improves performance significantly; firms with several domains may use the same application with numerous data spaces for master data management.
  • SAP (MDG) remains unique in the flexibility to model and manage master data the way it is used in the company, with all capabilities easily available through an intuitive user interface, and is not bound by the vendor's mandated data models.
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Cons
SAP
  • More real-time integration scenarios needed.
  • Needs more generic standard content for metadata management.
  • The user interface can be more intuitive based on AI.
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SAP
  • 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.
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Likelihood to Renew
SAP
Out of the box solution
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SAP
MDG has proven to work and to bring results once implemented with the right approach, right engagement and sponsorship. Given that it is a very good tool to govern and control master data. Mainly if your company runs SAP systems which there will be a very straight forward integration, not needing any additional middleware or technologies.
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Usability
SAP
It provides out of box solution for information management at organisation level
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SAP
SAP Master Data Governance(MDG) provides ease of use for the end users i.e. master data experts. It provides a good UI that is not SAP GUI. SAP provides support for any standard issues that we face. Their new set of Fiori tools helps us get more bang for our buck.
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Support Rating
SAP
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
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SAP
I haven't been using the support services individually. Instead, there are responsible units within the institution who train and support the users of the software in the institution. The service provided by these units are quite adequate and they probably get the service from SAP itself. That's why, I can assume that the support services are quite successful.
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Implementation Rating
SAP
Ready recknoer tools that act as reference are missing that can help to formulate ;Decision Driven Framework' for various strategic decesions
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SAP
critical to get management on board earlier and prioritize the resources
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Alternatives Considered
SAP
Both are great products and I highly recommend both
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SAP
An environment provided by SAP Master Data Governance seamless and integration with other SAP products is very good. Also it ensures compatibility and streamlines procedures, this integration is beneficial for businesses who have already invested in SAP products.
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Return on Investment
SAP
  • Improvement on Organization Data Quality
  • Real time Data Quality Issues discovery
  • Data Policies effective management
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SAP
  • In this digital era , internet generating huge data ( master data and transactional data with pics and videos) if not managed with MDG product, ERP would become Junk data which results in expensive affair to" maintain, archive and manage disaster recovery "
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ScreenShots

SAP Information Steward Screenshots

Screenshot of Get a complete view of data quality reports by using dashboards and scorecards.Screenshot of Data impact that shows how the data is used so you can access the full impact on any data changes.Screenshot of Data profiling supports governance processes that define data ownership in accordance with business needs, roles, and policies.Screenshot of Data profiling details assess data in terms of accuracy, completeness, conformity, integrity.

SAP Master Data Governance Screenshots

Screenshot of Data consolidation:  An integrated database of customer, supplier, and product information calls for a consumer-grade user experience and an intuitive, flexible process.Screenshot of Central data governance: The inbox in support of data governance workflows.  By centralizing your heterogeneous systems into a single source, you can create, maintain, and distribute master data across your enterprise.Screenshot of Mass processing: Master data stewards can perform bulk changes in business partner, customer, supplier, and product data with highly-effective mass change processes.Screenshot of Data quality management: Business rules that are defined, validated, and monitored help safeguard master data
readiness and ensure that it’s fit for use.Screenshot of Process analytics: Data governance is significantly enhanced when master data is continuously measured and monitored.