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Bloor Research InBrief: SAP Information Steward

Learn how SAP Information Steward software, when assisted by an integration with SAP Data Services, creates an enterprise-ready solution that brings together a wide variety of data governance and governance-adjacent capabilities.

What is SAP Information Steward?

SAP Information Steward software supports data profiling and monitoring and information policy management. As the information governance layer of SAP Business Technology Platform, it can help you anticipate risk and drive better business outcomes.

Impact your business with improved data stewardship and data integrity

Combine data profiling, data lineage, and metadata management to gain continuous insight into the integrity of your enterprise data model. 

  • On-premise deployment
  • Improved transparency into data origin and lineage
  • Ability to consolidate, integrate, and audit metadata

Key Benefits

Maximize your visibility into data quality metrics

Gain a better understanding of data quality across your data management landscape,while accessing and analyzing metrics with intuitive dashboards and scorecards.

Enhance data governance with consistent processes

Improve enterprise information management initiatives by supporting analysts, data stewards, and IT experts with consistent validation rules and guidelines.

Lower IT costs and complexity with one solution

Discover, assess, define, monitor, and improve the quality of your enterprise data assets with data profiling and metadata management – all with one solution.

Key Capabilities

Information governance

Facilitate collaboration among data analysts, data stewards, and IT experts to substantially improve your enterprise information management initiatives and overall data integrity.

Monitoring of data quality

Get a complete view of data quality reports by using dashboards and scorecards. You can narrow the profiling results to a specific data set to better understand business impacts of poor data. 

 

Data-related cost savings

Forecast the potential savings of improved data quality by running what-if analyses. Then, you can use this information to secure funding and support for your data quality initiatives.

Data profiling

Support governance processes that define data ownership in accordance with business needs, roles, and policies, while finding error hot spots where controls should be refined and adjusted.

Metadata management

Enhance operational, analytical, and data governance initiatives by automating the collection of technical and business metadata for your applications repository and dictionary.

Cleansing package builder

Empower experts to develop custom data-cleansing solutions for any domain to identify and address upstream causes of data issues and reduce the cost of downstream cleanup.

Data lineage

Help ensure your information is accurate and trustworthy by evaluating the merits of changes in your data structures and sources to lower risk and improve data quality.

Build a business case

Setting the foundation for enterprise-ready data governance

Learn from Bloor Research on how SAP Information Steward, assisted by an integration with SAP Data Services, brings together a wide variety of governance capabilities.

Leading the industry in data quality and metadata management tools

Explore the reasons why Gartner chose to rank SAP as a solution leader in both data quality tools and metadata management.

Data Governance at Corning Optical

See how practical, pragmatic data governance creates value at Corning Optical Communications.

Technical Information

SAP Information Steward is deployed on premise, and system and software requirements vary by specific customer scenarios.

Installation

Follow the installation instructions so you can start running your SAP software quickly and confidently.

Configuration

Optimize configuration of SAP Information Steward with this comprehensive configuration guide.

Integration

Find out how you can seamlessly integrate SAP Information Steward with your existing IT landscape.

Accelerate your move to SAP S/4HANA

Understand the makeup and quality of your data as you plan your migration to SAP S/4HANA with SAP Information Steward to achieve transparency into data accuracy and trustworthiness,  anticipate risk, and drive better business outcomes.

Get Started

Jump-start your implementation and drive ROI by collaborating with industry experts, consultants, and support engineers throughout your journey.

Services

Transform your business quickly and effectively by taking advantage of our holistic service and support plans, expert consulting services, custom application development, proven best practices, and deep industry and technical knowledge.

Support

Help keep your SAP solutions running at peak performance with our IT experts and support services, including long-term plans, embedded teams, remote technology support, self-service portal, and innovation strategies.

Security and compliance

Focus on your business and customer relationships. SAP maintains data center, privacy, and product security standards.

Events

Get the most of your SAP S/4HANA implementation with high quality data

Tune in to our podcast to hear from our experts on the imperative of data quality as part of a data management strategy to help ensure trusted boardroom decisions and successful digital transformation.

Additional Products

Looking for more master data management products to meet your business needs?

SAP PowerDesigner

Visualize your enterprise architecture – and manage the impact of change before it happens – with SAP PowerDesigner data modeling tools.

SAP Data Services

Unlock meaning from all of your data, structured or unstructured. Turn your data into an, ever-ready resource with functionality for data integration, quality, and cleansing.

SAP Master Data Governance

Consolidate and govern your master data and ensure data quality and consistency across your organization with the SAP Master Data Governance application.

SAP Information Steward Accelerator by Syniti

Investigate data errors in less time and ensure high data quality, integrity, and governance with SAP Information Steward Accelerator.

SAP Data Mapping and Protection by BigID

Boost data privacy and data security no matter how or where you use your data with the SAP Data Mapping and Protection application by BigID.

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