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Leading SAP Data Solutions and Services

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Assessments &
Roadmaps

Do you have specific pain points in your data and processes?Our assessments start here and provide rapid, realistic insights and roadmaps for your data quality and governance.

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Migration &
Integration

Are you ready for your migration to SAP S/4 HANA?We are one of a few global SAP  Recognised Expertise Partners and have proven methodologies and robust deliverables to ensure effective data migration and integration.

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Management &
Governance

Ongoing data management and governance is the key to quality data, effective processes and realistic business insights that enable the right decisions to maximise profitability and reduce risk.

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Analytics & Business
Intelligence

Our expertise in the data lifecycle which has shown that data managed at source is the right approach.  We focus on strategy, architecture and provisioning of data – the foundation of BI.

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Archiving &
ILM

Archiving, the end of life for data, completes the data lifecycle and safeguards the stable performance of the SAP system.Our methodology includes an assessment, housekeeping and Data Volume Management (DVM).

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SimpleDataManagement is our cornerstone product that enables
a rapid cost effective data management solution.From validation at point of entry through screen simplification to advanced reporting and data cleansing.

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The Impact of Poor Quality Data

Less than 40 percent of organizations believe the data they generate is relevant to the business strategy. Just over half consider their data to be “clean”, with regard to its consistency and accuracy.

While the vast majority of companies say they have systems in place to check accuracy, less than half use specialized software at the point of capture; fewer use software to clean up after collection. Many still use manual checking to ensure accuracy — surely a bad move when a majority blame human error for the bad data.

Clearly, despite all the investments made in SAP – there has been too little focus on the underlying data itself, and the architecture that gathers, stores, manages and delivers this vital raw material.

Accenture Survey

Poor data quality depletes MILLIONS of dollars annually in wasted resources and expenses on operational inefficiencies, missed sales and unrealized new opportunities.

Gartner

One company reported that 80% of its ERP helpdesk tickets were related to data quality, where poor data blocked normal business processes.

Experian

Applications and Tools we use to Deliver Value

As an SAP Partner, we make extensive use of SAP products and applications, and have also developed our own products, accelerators and services to compliment these applications.

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Assessments
& Roadmaps

Migrate new

Migration
& Integration

Integrate new

Governance
& Management

Insight new

Analytics &
Business Intelligence

Admin

Archiving
& ILM

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SAP Data Migration Cockpit

Web Based Tools used to migrate legacy data into S/4HANA. The Migration Cockpit allows downloads of predefined Excel templates, so you can easily extract legacy data into this format and upload in S/4HANA. Basic Mapping Functionality is provided (e.g. Map Unit of Measure Codes and so on). A number of standard objects available.

The data quality focussed nature of the GlueData Migration Methodology optimizes the use of the SAP Migration Cockpit.  This is done by identifying, measuring and fixing data quality issues before, and validating the results after each data load.

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SimpleData Management (SDM)

SimpleData Management is our cornerstone product that enables a rapid cost effective data management solution.

From validation at point of entry through screen simplification to advanced reporting and data cleansing.

Read more about GlueData SDM

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SAP Analytics Cloud (Cloud for Analytics)

SAP Analytics Cloud (or SAP Cloud for Analytics) is a software as a service (SaaS) BI platform. With all the data sources and analytics functions in one product, Analytics Cloud users can work more efficiently. Built natively on SAP HANA Cloud Platform (HCP), SAP Analytics Cloud allows data analysts and business decision makers to visualize, plan and make predictions all from one secure, cloud-based environment. With all the data sources and analytics functions in one product, Analytics Cloud users can work more efficiently - the key functions are accessed from the same user interface that is designed for ease-of-use for business users.

The focus within GlueData is to empower the data and information consumers, specifically regarding agile reporting and analytics.  The SAP Analytics cloud has proven to be a good fit as the BI consumers can now easily access the data from the data warehouse by using the tools included as standard in the SAP Analytics Cloud.

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SAP Information Lifecycle Mgmt. (ILM)

Streamline your IT infrastructure and protect the privacy rights of your consumer data with SAP Information Lifecycle Management. You can automate data archiving and retention, as well as the decommissioning of legacy systems, while balancing total cost of ownership, risk, and legal compliance.

Find out more about SAP ILM

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SAP Smart Data Integration (SDI)

The best of all world, combining all the features of ETL, real-time replication, and virtual tables. SDI acts as a bridge between the source and HANA, reads the source data and translates the values into HANA datatype value. Batch load and/or replicate changed data in real-time from source to SAP HANA tables providing immediate visibility into conditions located in either SAP HANA or source. Real-time, high-speed data provisioning, bulk data movement, and federation.

SAP SDI enables data federation, batch and realtime ETL capabilities from within SAP HANA.  GlueData uses this technology to Extract, Transform and Load data from disparate data sources while leveraging the in-memory capabilities provided by SAP HANA.

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SAP HANA Data Warehouse

Streamline processes and support innovations with a single, trusted source for real-time insights. Based on SAP HANA, this data warehouse solution can help you capitalise on the full value of all your data from SAP applications or third-party solutions, as well as unstructured, geospatial, or Hadoop-based.

GlueData actively encourages the use of the SAP HANA Data warehouse.  A key focus is on reducing the movement of data in the data warehouse by leveraging the in-memory capabilities of SAP HANA.  Quality Data is staged in the HNA Data Warehouse, and then virtually blended and presented through the semantic layer to the data and information consumers, including reporting and analytics users.

Find out more about SAP HANA DW/BW

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SAP Master Data Governance (MDG)

Consolidate and centrally govern your master data – to ensure data quality and consistency across your organization – with SAP Master Data Governance.

This software supports a collaborative workflow process that seamlessly integrates business rules and subject matter expertise.

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GlueData has successfully implemented SAP MDG for several customers in South Africa and other countries across the globe including the first implementation of SAP MDG-RFM (Retail Fashion Management) on the African continent.

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SAP Information Steward

Provides business analysts, data stewards, and IT users with a single environment to discover, assess, define, monitor, and improve the quality of their enterprise data assets.

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SAP Data Services (DS)

Unlock meaning from all of your organization’s data – structured or unstructured – with SAP Data Services. SAP Data Services provides best-in-class functionality for data integration, quality, cleansing, and more.

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Non-SAP Tools and Technologies
Skills Areas
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Non-SAP Tools and Technologies

We utilise a wide range of non-SAP tools and technology, including :

Microsoft SQL Server - Used as staging database in the Migration process and/or as an ETL data repository

My SQL

SAP HANA

SAP HANA Express - Used as staging database in the Migration process and/or as an ETL data repository

Sybase ASE - Used as a staging database in the Migration process and/or as an ETL data repository

Sybase IQ and Sybase PowerDesigner

BOA / Cransoft

AlteryX

Informatica Power Center & Data Quality

Operating systems -Linux, Windows, AIX, CICS, DYNIX, MVS, Novell, AppleiOS, MacOS, MS DOS, ADABAS,  IBM DB2, Informix, MaxDB, Oracle, QuickBase, Swift, Telit, Post GRE SQL

Data Architectecture- Dynamic Tiering, Operations, Sizing

Many programming languages including SQL, Python, Perl, R, Cobol, Cogen, Databus (PL/B), JCL (IBM), Netezza, Pascal, Natural, Unix, Visual Basic, Proclarity, XML, Web Intelligence, Clipper, PHP, HTML. JAVA, C#, C++, Javascript

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Industries

  • Retail
  • Consumer Products
  • Mining
  • Oil & Gas
  • Banking
  • Insurance
  • Defence & Security
  • Media
  • Public Sector
  • Utilities
  • Manufacturing
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Professional Services
  •  Engineering, Construction & Operations
  • Wholesale Distribution
  • Chemicals
  • Automotive
  • ....

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SAP Processes / Modules

  • Materials Management (MM)
  • Enterprise Warehouse Management (EWM)
  • Sales & Distribution (SD)
  • Plant Maintenance (PM)
  • Production (PP)
  • Projects (PS)
  • Financial Accounting (FI)
  • Management Accounting (CO)
  • Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC)
  • Human Capital Management (HCM)
  • Customer Relationship Management (CRM)
  • Business Intelligence / Business Warehouse (BI/BW)
  • Application Lifecycle Management & Solution Manager
  • Information Lifecycle Management & Archiving (ILM)
  • Environmental Health & Safety (EHS)
  • Governance & Risk Compliance (GRC)
  • SAP Insurance Analyser (IA)
  • Process Orchestration (BPM, BRM, PI)
  • ABAP
  • ....

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SAP Master Data Objects

  • Article
  • Assets
  • Material
  • Business Partner (BP)
  • Vendor
  • Customer
  • GL Account
  • Cost Centre
  • Profit Centre
  • Employee
  • Equipment
  • Functional Location
  • Pricing
  • Bill of Material (BOM)
  • Routing
  • ....

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Business Rules Repository

Our database of best practice business rules established through years of experience  & interaction.  Using these rules:

  • Accelerates results
  • Provides insight into critical data fields that have financial / business impact
  • Prevents pain points across business processes
  • Allows for comparison across industries

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GlueData Support Services

We provide support for local and global customers (including after-hours support), tailored around client-specific Service Level Agreements.

Our support services are optimised according to industry standards and best practice and we offer proactive, comprehensive expert advice.  We utilise a best practice ITSM platform for incident management and support the following SAP Applications:

  • GlueData SimpleData Management
  • SAP Data Services
  • SAP Information Steward
  • SAP BI Platform
  • SAP Business Intelligence
  • SAP ILM
  • SAP MDG

What our Customers Say

Pick n Pay has recently successfully concluded a project to migrate their Smartshopper loyalty program from an outsourced solution on to the CRM loyalty solution. During implementation, over 12 million customers were moved seamlessly to the new solution allowing Pick n Pay better flexibility and capability to launch additional campaign functionality in the future.

The GlueData team were integral in ensuring the data was transferred seamlessly – which is no mean feat given the scale and the complexity of the operation. The professionalism and positive attitude of the team significantly contributed to the success of the project.

~ Clare Mulliner: PnP Enterprise Programme Manager

GlueData is a dynamic, innovative and highly professional company with exceptional niche skills in data services for ERP systems. They pride themselves in the quality of their work as much as in the quality of data they deliver to their customers.

They assist companies to not just clean up data but have methodologies, processes and systems, like BRF+, in place to maintain transactional- and master data quality which helps protect the investment in good quality data so critical for any successful enterprise operation.

~ Johan du Plessis
Consol Senior Executive Information Systems and Technology / CIO Barloworld Logistics Barloworld Logistics Builders Warehouse Builders Warehouse Dimension Data Dimension Data DionWired DionWired Distell Distell Game Game Engen Engen Massmart Massmart Mediclinic Mediclinic Pioneer Foods Pioneer Foods Pick n Pay Pick n Pay Spar Spar Nedbank Nedbank Italtile Italtile Tiger Brands Tiger Brands Sanlam Sanlam Makro Makro PG Group PG Group Media24 Media24 Cambridge Cambridge Glencore Glencore Cameco Cameco Sartorius Sartorius