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Data Management

With controlled access to a single version of the truth, you can empower users to analyse and act on business-critical information.

Transform your business by making information ready for action

An agile business pivots quickly to respond to changes in trading conditions. By establishing an enterprise data foundation, you can help your organisation adapt to change faster. Intelligent data management helps you run more efficient processes, increasing trust and controlling costs.

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Data Management Framework

Run data anywhere

Modernize data stores with flexible deployment options, tailored data centres, or certified appliance configurations from reliable vendors.

Reduce data redundancy

Virtualise data access to reduce the need to replicate data and analyse live data on a single platform for transanalytic applications.

Connect and understand data

Deliver data-driven innovation across distributed landscapes, complex data types, and processing engines.

Govern master data

Build a comprehensive system of master data to streamline business processes and gain a single, trusted view of master data across the value chain.


Introducing SAP Datasphere

Learn about our new data innovations to unleash the power of your business data.

Data Management in the Digital Economy

Learn about key aspects of data management and the SAP solutions that help you master them

Data Management Solutions from SAP

  • Gain rich capabilities to optimise analytics, achieve new insights, and improve business outcomes
  • Manage, govern, integrate, and take full advantage of your enterprise data.  
  • Drive analytics, feed intelligent algorithms, and make strategic decisions with confidence

Product Overview

With a solid foundation for data-driven intelligence, you can make strategic decisions with confidence. Advanced data management tools help you manage, govern, integrate, and optimise enterprise data.

Data fabric

Propel your business forward with trusted, data-driven processes, insights, and innovation using data orchestration and scalable machine learning.

SAP Data Intelligence Cloud

  • Connect and integrate all data to support data fabric implementations
  • Transform data across complex data types and curate a robust, searchable data catalog
  • Orchestrate complex data flows with scalable, repeatable machine learning pipelines

Master data management

Gain a unified, trusted view of your master data and address digital, analytical, and operational challenges head-on.

SAP Master Data Governance

  • Consolidate, govern, and manage the quality of master data
  • Automate master data replication and syndication throughout the system landscape
  • Use prebuilt data models, business rules, workflows, and user interfaces 
  • Support all master data domains and implementation styles in a single application
  • Deploy on premise or in a private or public cloud

Content management

Connect your structured data and unstructured content to improve customer and employee experiences, increase productivity, lower procurement costs, boost asset ROI, and enable automation through machine learning.

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SAP Extended Enterprise Content Management application by OpenText

  • Personalise customer experiences across channels
  • Improve staff productivity through collaboration
  • Purchase smarter with an enhanced supplier network
  • Digitalise maintenance and repair operations
  • Adapt quickly to future innovative technologies
  • Enhance regulatory compliance

Data integration

Integrate, connect, and process structured or unstructured data from SAP or third-party sources within Big Data or enterprise solutions deployed on premise or in the cloud.

SAP Data Services

  • Access data for a broader perspective
  • Achieve information management excellence
  • Connect data to discover insights

Data quality management

Use accurate and complete location data in your operations, resulting in on-time deliveries and high customer satisfaction.

SAP Data Quality Management, microservices for location data

  • Cut costs with cloud-based data quality services
  • Enable accurate location analytics
  • Improve customer satisfaction

See how customers are succeeding with SAP

Improving the quality of business-critical data

Learn more about Döhler's transformation story leveraging SAP Business Technology Platform, including a 90% reduction in master data creation time.

30% increase in machine efficiency

Discover how Costain is making transportation projects more efficient, reducing emissions, and saving public funds with an intelligent infrastructure control centre.

15%–20% productivity improvement

Explore how Adani Group improves productivity and increases visibility to grow the business with centralised master data management.

What are analysts saying about data management solutions from SAP?

SAP is named a Leader in enterprise data fabric

Find out why SAP was recognised as a Leader in the latest Forrester Wave for Enterprise Data Fabric for 2022.

SAP is recognised as a Leader in master data management

Learn why SAP was positioned as a Leader in The Forrester Wave: Master Data Management, Q4 2021 report.

SAP is positioned as a Leader in data quality solutions

Discover why SAP is recognised in the 2022 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Solutions.

Introducing a business data fabric

A business data fabric is an architectural approach that enables IT professionals and data consumers to quickly access, analyse, and act on their business data from any source.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Enterprise content management (ECM) is a software application that helps organisations create, organise, manage, integrate, secure, preserve, distribute, and publish unstructured content, such as Word, PDF, PPT, XLS, images, videos, and audio files. An important element of an effective ECM system is its integration with business applications, allowing users to work collaboratively within the context of the business process across the enterprise. ECM allows organisations to categorize and structure content in a meaningful, searchable way, improving the user experience and providing important analytical capabilities to drive better decision-making. Robust ECM solutions also provide strong records management capabilities to help lower costs and reduce compliance risks. Software-as-a-service–based ECM applications are commonly referred to as content services.

Master data management (MDM) is the discipline of creating one trusted master reference (a single version of the truth) for all important business data, such as product data, customer data, asset data, finance data, and more. MDM helps ensure you don’t use multiple, potentially inconsistent versions of data in different parts of the business, including processes, operations, analytics, and reporting. The three key pillars to effective MDM include data consolidation, data governance, and data quality management. Consistent master data fuels operational excellence.

A data fabric automates the processing, integration, transformation, preparation, curation, governance, and orchestration of all data assets to enable real-time analytics and insights for successful business outcomes. It minimises complexity by automating processes, workflows, and pipelines. It also streamlines data access to accelerate various use cases, such as providing a 360-degree view of customers, data science, fraud detection, internet-of-things (IoT) analytics, risk analytics, and healthcare insights. Our enterprise data fabric solution consists of capabilities from SAP Business Technology Platform, anchored by SAP Data Intelligence and SAP HANA (including SAP HANA Cloud).

The business data fabric builds on the data fabric approach to further simplify how organisations can deliver data to every consumer – with business context and application logic intact. While previous data fabric architectures successfully minimised data management complexity, most failed to keep the semantic context and application logic from the data sources. The full business perspective of data had to be manually rebuilt in parallel to deliver data in business terms. The business data fabric augments previous data fabric capabilities to retain and deliver the preestablished semantic context and application logic that come from the business data by default.

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