SAP EIM updates deliver data quality and speed integral to digital enterprise success

SAP has launched updates to its enterprise information management (EIM) portfolio in a move designed to meet the critical data needs of organisations as they transform into digital enterprises, including improved support for big data and cloud, increased self-service capabilities and full support for enterprise information governance.

According to SAP, the latest releases of SAP HANA smart data integration and SAP HANA smart data quality enable organisations to combine data from multiple social media platforms with their enterprise information for improved, deeper insights into customer behaviour, product lifecycles and market conditions.

A new version of SAP Data Services helps businesses to migrate their on-premise data to cloud services such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon S3 and Google Cloud Storage, enabling big data analytics, access from anywhere and disaster recovery. Enterprises will now be able to read and load data from HPE Vertica as well as gain insights from Microsoft Outlook messages, calendar events and archived items. The SAP Information Steward update allows customers to view data lineage and impact analysis for Hadoop data sources.

Meanwhile, the latest version of SAP Agile Data Preparation provides self-service capabilities to access, transform and combine data, reducing the time and complexity of preparing enterprise data for analysis. In addition, the update helps customers quickly analyse and monitor data quality, enabling the definition of data domains and set up of scorecards.

The SAP Information Steward update enables organisations to easily monitor compliance with information policies defined in the tool. Notifications of data quality issues allow customers to take immediate action.

“In a digital business, the speed of decision making is instantaneous, as everything and everyone is connected live,” said Barbara Stortz, senior vice president, HANA EIM, SAP.

“This means that every organisation needs real-time access to data that can be trusted, and to have the flexibility to prepare for the unique needs of every department and user.”