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Saving time and resources thanks to on-demand ERP test data

Speed and agility are key in today’s rollercoaster world. Do your SAP users have access to the up-to-date, relevant SAP data they need for speedy, accurate testing, training and support? Or are they struggling – and wasting loads of valuable time – to get real SAP production data into non-production systems? Meet the Data Sync Manager and start accelerating.

If getting accurate SAP production data into non-production environments also presents a recognisable challenge for your organisation, we’ve got some good news for you: you’re not alone. Customers frequently contact us with questions like: “is there a way to copy only last year’s production data to my QA system?”, “can I copy an isolated case in Acceptance?” or “is it possible to give external consultants access to my Development and Acceptance systems but scramble confidential data coming from production after a refresh?”

How can we gain control over these issues?

Our answer? We could easily offer some days of consultancy to help our customers with system refreshes or client copies. Yet refreshing and copying are quite vulnerable to human error. The alternative? Simplification and transparency – which is why we rely on Data Sync Manager (DSM) from EPI-USE Labs, an expert in tools to manage test data.

The Data Sync Manager will help you to:

  • Ensure accurate, consistent data in non-production systems (for testing, training and support);
  • Easily copy SAP systems, clients and data objects and mask data on demand;
  • Refresh entire clients quickly and reduces post processing efforts;
  • In summary: get data when you need it, where you need it.

"We use Data Sync Manager every month to keep our acceptance and production environments in sync.”

Bart De Bruyne - SAP Expert Engineer - De Lijn

Why choose Data Sync Manager?

  • It’s a simple, easy-to-use yet powerful solution;
  • Helps you save time and effort;
  • Reduces costs and storage space;
  • As your support teams can will get realistic, up-to-date data for testing and training, they’ll provide better, more targeted support;
  • Short implementation time: 5 to 10 days only (compared to 3 – 6 months for competing products!);
  • Seamless integration into your SAP platform;
  • Protects sensitive data.

Data Sync Manager in detail: a four step process

The Data Sync Manager (DSM) suite has four complementary products: System Builder/Shell Sync*, Client Sync, Object Sync and Data Secure. Although the products can be used on their own, you’ll fully benefit from the real power of DSM when they are used in combination:

As you can see in the overview below, System Builder allows you to make a complete repository copy with ease. You can then use Client Sync to add a fully functional subset of client data. This in turn may be supplemented using Object Sync, which lets you select and transfer specific data objects easily and accurately, as needed. If required, use Data Secure to mask sensitive data for security and governance compliance.

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* Shell Sync replaces System Builder in SAP S/4HANA implementations

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Written by

Nils Christiaens

Nils Christiaens