Tuesday, August 3, 2021

SAP Master Data Governance: Product Overview and Insight

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Bottom Line

It’s a common trend among large enterprise companies to offer master data management products that work particularly well with their existing user base. This is the case with this SAP offering. Companies that use SAP’s ERP or other SAP software will be likely candidates for the vendors Master Data Governance solution.

The reason: it integrates data from SAP and non-SAP sources and includes pre-built data models, rules, workflows and user interfaces to help speed deployment. The integration within the SAP ecosystem should be seamless.

Company Description

Based in Weinheim, Germany, SAP is a well-respected enterprise software company with a 46-year history. Although best known for its enterprise resource planning (ERP) solutions, the company also offers many other products related to customer relationship management (CRM), human resources (HR), cloud computing, analytics, supply chain, machine learning and in-memory technology. It claims to be the world leader in enterprise applications (based on revenue) and the third largest independent software manufacturer (based on market cap). It employs more than 94,900 people in more than 130 countries.

SAP’s stock is traded on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange and the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol SAP. In 2017, it reported €23.46 billion in revenue.

Product Description

SAP Master Data Governance promises to give customers a single, trusted view of all their data. It integrates both SAP and non-SAP data.

Key Features

  • Pre-built data models, rules, workflows and user interfaces
  • Consolidation
  • Centralized data governance
  • Mass processing

Editions Available



Integrates with other SAP software including S/4HANA.

AI Capabilities



On-premise or private cloud


Includes data security, data protection, privacy and compliance features.

Target Market

Large enterprises, including those in the energy, financial services, aerospace, defense, automotive, technology, retail, distribution, media, entertainment, public sector, healthcare, higher education or transportation industries.


SAP boasts more than 413,000 customers in 180 countries, including 91 percent of the companies on the Forbes Global 2000 list. U.S. customers include Maxim, doTERRA, Hershey, Crocs, Johnsonville, Wolverine Worldwide, Nissan, IBM, University of Kentucky, JPMorgan Chase and many others.

Pricing and How to Buy

Pricing available on request. Prices vary depending on the number of data domains that the number of master data objects under governance.

SAP Master Data Governance Features Chart

SAP Master Data Governance
Editions Available N/A
Key Features • Pre-built data models, rules, workflows and user interfaces
• Consolidation
• Centralized data governance
• Mass processing
Integrations Integrates with other SAP software including S/4HANA
Delivery On-premise or private cloud
Target Market Large enterprises

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