“Opening Pandora’s box” - Why bother data model for ERP systems?
This presentation covers :
a. Why should you bother with data modelling when you’ve got or are planning to get an ERP?
i. For requirements gathering.
ii. For Data migration / take on
iii. Master Data alignment
iv. Data lineage (particularly important with Data Lineage & SoX compliance issues)
v. For reporting (Particularly Business Intelligence & Data Warehousing)
vi. But most importantly, for integration of the ERP metadata into your overall Information Architecture.
b. But don’t you get a data model with the ERP anyway?
i. Errr not with all of them (e.g. SAP) – in fact non of them to our knowledge
ii. What can be leveraged from the vendor?
c. How can you incorporate SAP metadata into your overall model?
i. What are the requirements?
ii. How to get inside the black box
iii. Is there any technology available?
iv. What about DIY?
d. So, what are the overall benefits of doing this:
i. Ease of integration
ii. Fitness for purpose
iii. Reuse of data artefacts
iv. No nasty data surprises
v. Alignment with overall data strategy