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The Program
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• Exploit metadata in IM
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• Visit www.silwoodtechnology.com
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• Request evaluation s...
Roland Bullivant
Sales and Marketing Director
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@rolandatsilwood
www.silwoodtechnology.com
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• Accurate forward & reverse engineering
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Embarcadero Database Tools Portfolio
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A Case Study on Data Modeling for SAP Applications

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Critical IT initiatives and projects such as Data Warehouse, Big Data, Master Data Management, ETL, Data Integration and Migration, Data Governance, Data Modeling, Enterprise Architecture and others all share a common challenge. These programs need the ability to access and understand the metadata which are the underlying foundations of the Enterprise Applications which hold much of the data required.

Customers who have ERP applications such as SAP, Oracle or Salesforce and need to understand data structures can reduce cost, time and risk by using a tool to extract and integrate key metadata for use within ER/Studio. Join this case study presentation to learn why Boeing chose Silwood’s Safyr solution to integrate SAP into their ER/Studio environment, with productivity improvements including:

+ Integrating metadata in their data dictionary
+ Creating submodels to improve navigation of data models
+ Producing master files for data governance

Learn more about data modeling and data architecture with ER/Studio at http://www.embarcadero.com/products/er-studio.

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A Case Study on Data Modeling for SAP Applications

  1. 1. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology Engineering, Operations & Technology Information Technology Data Modeling for SAP Case: Boeing Material Services Lorin Yeaton Senior Information Architect Author, 7/10/2014, Filename.ppt | 1
  2. 2. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology The Company The Boeing Company ▪ Celebrating 100 years in 2016 ▪ 2014 Revenue: 90.76 Billion ▪ A Top US Exporter ▪ Merged with McDonnell Douglas in 1997 ▪ Commercial Airplanes- ▪ Models in Production 737, 747, 767, 777, 787 ▪ Defense & Space- Notable Products: – Delta IV, Airforce One, International Space Station, B1B Lancer, A-10 Thunderbolt ,F15, F18, Satellites, Launch Services ▪ See www.boeing.com
  3. 3. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology The Presenter Lorin Yeaton ▪ BS Construction Management ▪ MBA-Management Information Systems ▪ DAMA CDMP, Mastery Level ▪ Data Management Core and Data Warehousing ▪ 7 Years Construction Management ▪ 29+ Years at Boeing ▪ Program Planning ▪ Systems Analysis & Modeling ▪ Data Management – Data Architect- specialization in Product Data Management
  4. 4. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology The Organization Commercial Aviation Services, Material Management Spare Parts Sales Supporting 20K+ MD and Boeing airplanes
  5. 5. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology The Program Replace 1990 IMS/COBOL SPARES system ▪ And dozens of surrounding, “bolted on” systems Significant Regulatory Requirement (FAA) ▪ Support Type Design- Life of airplane + 50 years ▪ Parts must be certified- form 8130 Implement SAP ▪ First BCA SAP Implementation Experience ▪ Hired a System Integrator, but Responsible for Data Conversion and Integration ▪ Integrations Number in Low Hundreds
  6. 6. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology The Data Model Challenge EA Requirement: Produce Logical Data Model • Why? Understand the target for • Conversion & Integration • Data Governance • Existence in a System of Systems No Business Exposure to Data Models ▪ And Not That Much on IT Team SAP OOB 95,000 tables ▪ How to identify relevant subset ▪ Rich Metadata Set exists in SAP, but ▪ Normal Reverse Engineering Tools Do Not Work ▪ Metadata tied up in application layer Thankfully, Supportive Management ▪ Purchased SAFYR- extracts data from application- benefits
  7. 7. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology The Process Tools ▪ ER/Studio + SAFYR + Web publishing Inputs ▪ Our SAP implementation (late dev, early test) ▪ Conversion/integration mapping – intent to use Process ▪ Decide on Scoping strategy- ▪ Have to have some way to reduce the 95K tables down to the ones you care about. ▪ Using SAFYR you can select business areas, specific t-codes, application functions. ▪ We scoped mostly C&I mapping because we wanted to limit attributes too ▪ Install SAFYR ▪ Extract MD from SAP ▪ Scope (ss, func area, sys) ▪ Export MD to modeling tool (ER Studio) ▪ Decide on partitioning ▪ Subject Area (Workstream, e.g. OTC, PTP, HR) – Facet (Information Object) (SAP calls them data entities) – Entity/Table – Attribute/Column SAFYR DEMO
  8. 8. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology Subject Area Model Subject = Workstream, e.g. ▪ PDM (Product Data Management) ▪ OTC (Order to Cash) ▪ PTP (Procure to Pay) ▪ WM (Warehouse Management) Facets = Information Objects within workstream, e.g. ▪ Material Master (a PDM Object) ▪ Customer Master (an OTC object) ▪ Purchase Order (a PTP Object) ▪ Storage Bin (a WM object)
  9. 9. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology
  10. 10. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology Workstream Model Entity Relationship Diagram Presentation Choices: Hybrid logical-physical models ▪ Business and technical constructs extracted from SAP via SAFYR ▪ Imported into modeling tool ▪ Laid out manually- optimized for audience ▪ Note: The closer you stay to physical, the more automated is the process One model per Workstream (subject) Boundary boxes within subject are information objects ▪ These are “real” objects within the application, e.g. they are archivable objects Within each information object, the normalized(ish) things that make up the information object ▪ Logical entity (usually also a table) ▪ Relationships between entities (usually also foreign keys) ▪ Attributes within each entity (usually also columns)
  11. 11. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology Example ERD Procure to Pay Workstream ▪ Next Page ▪ Big Picture with unreadable details ▪ Keep Calm. (Provided for context) ▪ Then, a (nearly) Readable Subset  ▪ Purchase Order
  12. 12. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology
  13. 13. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology
  14. 14. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology Published to Web Page Our Data Model Web Page
  15. 15. Copyright © 2015 Boeing. All rights reserved. Information Technology | Information Technology Possible Futures Governing ▪ Change Management ▪ Data Governance Leading ▪ System Integrators weave into their processes Trailing ▪ The way it is now Enterprise ▪ Multiple SAP implementations- one model (or 3)
  16. 16. Safyr summary • Increase value from packaged applications • Alleviate data complexity • Exploit metadata in IM projects
  17. 17. Want to learn more? • Visit www.silwoodtechnology.com • Exploratory call • Ask us for demonstration • Request evaluation software
  18. 18. Roland Bullivant Sales and Marketing Director rbullivant@silwoodtechnology.com @rolandatsilwood www.silwoodtechnology.com Nick Porter Technical Director nporter@silwoodtechnology.com
  19. 19. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIESEMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES ER/Studio® for Enterprise Data Architecture Ron Huizenga Senior Product Manager – ER/Studio Ron.Huizenga@embarcadero.com
  20. 20. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Keeping pace with the rapid growth of data, change and compliance Evolving Database Ecosystems Volume, Velocity, Variety Agile Development Cycles Maximizing IT Infrastructure ComplianceLimited Resources Data Professionals Need the Right Tools 20
  21. 21. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition 21
  22. 22. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES • Accurate forward & reverse engineering • Easy comparison and reconciliation of model changes • Model version control with the central repository • Full data design perspectives with logical & physical models • Collaboration on models and metadata with Team Server 22
  23. 23. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Embarcadero Database Tools Portfolio 23
  24. 24. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Thank you for your interest! • Learn more about the ER/Studio product family: http://www.embarcadero.com/data-modeling • Trial Downloads: http://www.embarcadero.com/downloads • To arrange a demo, please contact: sales@embarcadero.com 24
  25. 25. EMBARCADERO TECHNOLOGIES Safyr ERX 25

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