SAP Information Steward Review
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer
September 25, 2019

SAP Information Steward Review

Score 6 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with SAP Information Steward

SAP Information Steward is being used for data profiling and data quality management. We leveraged it during SAP S4HANA greenfield implementation for data profiling and to manage business rules validation during conversion as well as using it to measure regular real-time data quality checks. It is also being used for generating regular Adhoc profiling reports for business users.
  • Easy to build and deploy.
  • Support various formats for data imports.
  • Easy to operate for business users.
  • More real-time integration scenarios needed.
  • Needs more generic standard content for metadata management.
  • The user interface can be more intuitive based on AI.
  • 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.
SAP DS is more for data conversion. However, it can be used for data profiling as well.
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.

Do you think SAP Information Steward delivers good value for the price?

Not sure

Are you happy with SAP Information Steward's feature set?

Yes

Did SAP Information Steward live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of SAP Information Steward go as expected?

No

Would you buy SAP Information Steward again?

No

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.

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