MDM and Netweaver
SAP NetWeaver is an integration and application platform that helps unify and align, information and business processes across technologies and organizations.
SAP Master Data Management (MDM) is a building block of SAP NetWeaver to enable information integrity across the business network and to facilitate a better communication of information across multiple systems.
Does MDM replace the existing master data distribution techniques for example between mySAP CRM and SAP ERP or SAP ERP and mySAP SCM?
A: No, those interfaces including ALE will continue to be used in parallel to process operational data. It is not planned to replace those interfaces with SAP MDM.
Will it be possible to use SAP MDM only with SAP Exchange Infrastructure or can a company also use other EAI tools?
The use of the SAP Exchange Infrastructure is the foundation for SAP MDM. SAP solutions are powered by the SAP NetWeaver platform with high emphasis on interoperability to :NET and J2EE/Java.
What objects would use SAP MDM?
SAP MDM can manage the following master data objects: business partner, product master, product structures, document links, technical assets and change masters.
What services are provided by SAP MDM?
Services provided depend on the type of objects and include maintenance of objects, search for objects, workflow, mass changes, change notifications, duplicate checking, and notifications.