If you’re running your manufacturing operations using an SAP ERP system you know there’s a mountain of master data behind each product. But it’s more than just materials. And while materials are the largest and most complex data object involved in manufacturing, is not the only data you need to create and manage—far from it. Depending on whether your materials are made or bought, you’ll also need data like BoMs, routings & recipes, vendors, source lists, costings, pricing conditions, etc. Typical SAP data objects in the manufacturing process Creating and maintaining all that data is a real challenge for many… Read more
Spring has sprung! Along with reacquainting ourselves with the sun and seeing flowers and trees bloom again, many of us will partake in that annual ritual of cleaning our homes. Perhaps some of you got an early start by bingeing Marie Kondo’s “Tidying Up” on Netflix to finally get rid of that stretched-out Hard Rock Café Cancun t-shirt from spring break or the ticket stubs from that Hootie and the Blowfish concert. When you bag up that unused waffle maker or finally clean the crumbs off your keyboard (possibly with a Brushy!), don’t forget to apply the same principles to… Read more
Business rules. In my opinion they are the key in making a data program run. I like to use the analogy that business rules are the fuel to run all those data engines. The question is, do you know where your business rules are now? Following up on the question I posed on last month’s blog, ‘What are your pain points?’, I heard from several individuals calling out the pain point around business rules. One of those pain points was where do you store business rules? How do you manage them? In my experiences, I have seen a few different… Read more
Thinking back 15 years ago, who would have thought that data would have become such a key asset for companies today? I surely didn’t! But I have also had a front row seat to witness and experience this transformation.Let me introduce myself. I am Bob Berntsen, Principal – Enterprise Solutions Manager at Winshuttle. Some of you may know me as the Program Chair with the ASUG Data Governance SIG (Special Interest Group) within the EIM Community. Over the past few years, I have been given the wonderful opportunity to work for several companies, helping them to build and implement their… Read more
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