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Speeding up processing time while ensuring master data quality is key for master data specialists. In this context, sabine.stellmacher pointed out in her recent blog post that derivation scenarios in SAP Master Data Governance on SAP S/4HANA are a perfect means to further automate master data processing.

Derivation scenarios also in central governance

Using the data quality management capabilities in SAP Master Data Governance, derivation logic can be built in derivation rules which then come into play in master data processing. Derivation scenarios were introduced with SAP S/4HANA 2021 Feature Pack Stack 01 for Product and Business Partner data being applicable in consolidation and mass processing. With SAP S/4HANA 2022 we extended the applicability of this feature from usage in consolidation and mass processing to central governance.

See also the documentation in SAP Help Portal.

Example use case

A master data specialist requests a finished-good product including Sales Area data.  A derivation scenario is applied to a change request in a background step. It derives the corresponding plants from the Sales Area, creates these plant assignments and automatically derives values for mandatory and additional fields.


The integration of derivation scenarios with central governance requires SAP S/4HANA release 2022. It is based on a background step in the rule-based workflow, a custom BAdI implementation, a new API (CL_MDG_MDQ_RBWF_DERIVE), and corresponding customizing.

How to implement

A new guide explains in detail how to set up central governance to use derivation scenarios. It also contains tips and tricks for implementing more complex derivation scenarios:

Here, you can directly access the Set Up Central Governance to Use Data Quality Management Derivation Scenarios Guide.

It will also published on our MDG how-to information page.

To stay up to date with what’s going on in the SAP Master Data Governance, simply follow the SAP Community Topic Page for SAP Master Data Governance and join the Q&A and discussion forum.