Managing Master Data in SAP APO is Managing Costs

Posted by Ben Jansen Van Vuuren on 19-Feb-2014 10:58:00

We all know the old saying of ‘Garbage in, Garbage out! Companies with ERP systems have learnt this the hard way over the years in implementations and in their day to day dealings with planning systems. Bad master data can be crippling to a businesses and its systems.

Gradually organisations have become proactive in maintaining data right, the first time around. We have seen a real effort from clients in improving data quality within their ERP platforms. However this level of attention is just as important in advanced planning systems where the output of complex functions are highly dependent on good housekeeping. Together with our clients we have identified critical master data for running their SAP APO systems; this can be done with master data dashboards, alerts and simple reports. At this point these tools are not delivered as part of the standard SCM package, however we can help.

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Topics: SAP APO, SCM Master Data