The master data management in SAP is a key process ensuring the effective work in the system. Master data, along with customizing data, is the driver for all transactions used to record business events in SAP. It would not be possible to create purchase orders, if material master records representing purchased raw materials and vendor master records were not defined in the system. Similarly, it would not be possible to sale finished products on the basis of sales orders, if there were no material master records representing those products and customer master records. Master data plays a fundamental role in all modules and functional areas of the SAP system.
Why then, is it not given due attention, especially during the implementation project? The issue of master data management during the implementation project is often pushed to the margins; after all, operational or accounting processes are more important. Result: master data is not maintained on time, which leads to unwanted downtimes, or is maintained, but incorrectly, causing the need for reversal and re-entry of documents. Well-maintained master data allows you to avoid a lot of unnecessary trouble and frustration when working with the system. Proper maintenance of ...
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