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Positioning of SAP's EIM components gets clearer at SAPPHIRENOW Madrid 2012

In spite of adding multiple components by SAP in its Enterprise Information Management (EIM) portfolio, the positioning of various components started getting clearer. Well, is it becuase just that we now started accepting to see the ambiguity around the tools or it is really clearer. I feel, the second, it is clearer now.

Now EIP has SAP MDM, MDG, Information Steward, Business Objects (DS DI & DQ together) and now youngest baby MDM DS (Data services) on HANA.  

For the first time today I heard from SAP person heading micro forum discussion at SAPPHIRE NOW MADRID 2012 that MDM DS is going to be successor for SAP MDM in around 5 years from now. It made sense as we all know by this time SAP MDM by this time has been limited to consolidation scenario at least from SAP's product positioning point of view. What MDM DS is promising is the consolidation, running quality checks, de duplication etc. much faster and promising to handle 10's of millions of records even 100 Million.

What I still feel we are going to miss is the ability to build end to end business process (MDM) solutions using the flexibility of SAP MDM along with its associated technologies of CE/Webdynpro.

I hope SAP will provide the API/Web services and application development environment for builing end to end solutions not just MDM implementations.

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