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SAP S/4HANA 1909 has been recently announced as the Intelligent Enterprise Foundation. When it comes to hub-based master data management, SAP Master Data Governance on SAP S/4HANA brings additional benefits in the overall task of getting and keeping master data clean: SAP MDG on SAP S/4HANA 1909 comes with innovations across the following key capabilities:


In the handling of Business Partner data and Product data we have extended the data model coverage. Consolidating Business Partner data now includes Credit Management, Unloading Points, and Long Texts, and consolidating Product data now incorporates Production Resources & Tools data. In addition...

You now get a summary of changes which is directly integrated in the activation step. You can navigate into all affected records and track the applied changes.
There is also an enhanced address validation with review capabilities in the case of ambiguous or defective address data. A wizard leads you through several steps to get an address cleansed.

Mass Processing

We also provide an integrated summary of changes in the activation step. And, you can also benefit from the extended data model coverage for Business Partner and Product data.

Central Governance

Has various enhancements that were requested by customers participating in the Customer Connection program. For example, we have enhanced the workflow flexibility and transparency with additional steps after the activation and by relating follow-up change requests. In addition, we now have a much better error handling and wizard-like guidance on the User Interface in centrally governing Business Partner data. We have also increased the data model coverage. For example, we have added production resources and tools data in managing Product data. For more details, see the following demos. To start the videos, click the icon:

Watch demo featuring Enterprise Search in MDG, auto-resize of duplicate pop-up, change-request tracker, additional steps after activation, follow-up Change Request
Watch demo featuring search of change requests by business dataimproved error message handling in central governance of Business Partner/Customer/Supplier datachange request tracker
Watch demo featuring preferred language for Material description in Search Result List, Production Resource/Tool (PRT), editable Price Unit 
Watch demo featuring BoM integration in central governance (material processing). Based on S/4HANA 1909 SP01 – Together with EAM extension by Utopia for BOM 

Data Quality Management

Note: For a quick introduction to Data Quality Management within SAP MDG on SAP S/4HANA, see this short video and watch the 2-minute-tutorials part one and part two.

Now, with SAP MDG on SAP S/4HANA 1909, Data Quality Management is not only applicable for Product data, but also for Business Partner and Custom object data. In addition, we now apply machine learning techniques for mining potential business rules. We also incorporate the data quality rules for checks in central governance for business partner data, and data quality rules can be shared between SAP S/4HANA systems using the import and export apps.

For a summary of the innovations coming with SAP MDG on S/4HANA 1909, see also the innovations in a nutshell presentation, or browse the SAP S/4HANA What's New Viewer for MDG innovations or the What's New pdf. document on the SAP S/4HANA product page on SAP Help Portal.

To find out, how to test the software, read the SAP Community blog by Kefeng Wang.

Hoping that this information is helpful for your tasks in master data management.