Data Sync Manager Product Suite

Flexible, consistent and secure copying of data

Your organization asks more of its SAP systems every day. At the same time your team is required to do more with fewer resources and less time - making it difficult to respond to the rapidly changing needs of the business. Rapid data growth, special projects and system upgrades and updates add to these challenges. Falling behind is a real threat as the status quo hinders your ability to keep up with the business.

Continuing to operate day-to-day in a reactive mode is not sustainable. It is essential to shift to a proactive approach to manage your complex SAP environments and masses of data and thus optimise your organization.

You can't meet these challenges with just desire and effort. You need game-changing solutions.

With the Data Sync Manager (DSM) suite of products, you can rapidly create new non-production systems, reduce the footprint when refreshing clients, copy selected data on-demand, and scramble data for security. This guarantees that your SAP users always enjoy access to up to date, relevant data for Production support, testing and training – you get the data you need, when you need it.

DSM is essential for day-to-day management of your system landscape and during installations and upgrades, for even the most complex SAP system landscapes. With DSM, you save time, reduce costs and risks and improve business efficiency.

The DSM suite

System Builder™

Creates a new non-production system shell, without any application data. Read More

Client Sync™

Creates lean SAP clients that are fully functional and have complete data integrity. An alternative to a full system refresh. Read more

Object Sync™

Allows functional users to copy specific data scenarios, on demand, with complete data integrity, from any system to another. Read more

Data Secure™

Protects sensitive data across all non-production systems using flexible masking options. Read more

DSM is indispensible throughout the entire SAP landscape lifecycle. From creating a system shell with System Builder, using Client Sync to add fully functional clients with reduced footprints, supplementing the data using Object Sync as needed and using Data Secure to mask sensitive data for security, governance and compliance.

Mergers? System splits? Carve outs? Acquisitions? You need DSM.

Nothing stays the same in business, and events such as mergers, system splits, carve outs and acquisitions need careful handling as they affect your entire production landscapes. Our System Landscape Optimization (SLO) team, using a specially enabled version of the DSM products, is perfectly suited to implement these changes. These projects are complex, critical and always time-sensitive. They require powerful products, very experienced people and proven methodologies. For details on our services, please visit our SLO page, or read this article in the SAPortal online magazine.

Data Sync Manager benefits

  • Ensures accurate, consistent data in non-production systems.
  • Creates clients quickly and with no post-processing effort (BDLS).
  • Provides data when you need it, where you need it.
  • Reduces system interruptions and downtime.
  • Complies with data protection standards, e.g. Sarbanes Oxley or the BDSG.
  • Offers unparalleled data quality and completeness.
  • Cuts disk space and data storage costs significantly.
  • Saves time across all types of SAP users.

Data Sync Manager can copy data:

  • from a lower to a higher SAP release or support pack level
  • between Unicode and non-Unicode systems
  • between systems running on different architectures
  • consistently with related systems, e.g. ERP, SRM and CRM

FAQs

  • Do I need extra hardware for installing DSM?
  • Not at all. Unlike some other copy products, DSM does not require any additional hardware or middleware. You just download the transport from our Support Portal, and transport it as normal to the relevant systems. It can be installed across the landscape in less than a day.
     

  • There must be some implementation time though?
  • SAP is designed to allow customers to tailor their business systems to fit their processes. To gain the quickest transfer times and largest disk saving, EPI-USE Labs sets DSM up for your unique needs. Typically the implementation can be done in one week per production system.
     

  • Where is DSM stored on my SAP system?
  • DSM is entirely written in object oriented ABAP, using some of the very latest techniques. This allows us to update the product modularly and make use of the latest hardware technology. With modern server capabilities there is no need for intermediary systems; data can be selected, extracted, transformed (e.g. scrambled), compressed and exported from the source system, and then unpacked and inserted on the target.
     

  • What if DSM doesn't support the business objects our company uses?
  • The wide breadth of existing customers, both geographically and in terms of industry, means that we have had exposure to a raft of objects and functionality. In ERP alone there are over 500 objects supported. Our implementation process allows us to quickly identify any unsupported objects and establish their priority for the customer. In recent years there has rarely been a need to develop any additional objects for a new customer.
     

  • What about Industry Solutions? Which do you support?
  • DSM supports all Industry Solutions and includes enhanced functionality for Retail, Public Sector, Media, Utilities, Mining, Insurance, Oil, Retail, Public Sector, Discrete Industries, Collections, disbursements and Telecommunications.
     

  • Do you provide any training or support?
  • When you install the product for the first time, our consultants give in-depth training on how to use the product, at your premises at a time that suits you. We are also happy to give refresher courses. Our support is an essential part of our relationship with our customers, so if you get stuck, we do everything we can to help you as quickly as we can.
     

  • Will DSM still work if we upgrade our SAP system?
  • Yes, EPI-USE Labs is continually developing and improving DSM, so we supply updated versions of DSM for each new SAP release, and ensure thatDSM will work after each upgrade. Remember that DSM can even help you with your upgrade, as it can copy from lower to higher SAP releases and there is no cost to download a different version of DSM when you have upgraded.
     
     

    DSM supports over 1000 business objects – more than any other data copy product!

    Data Sync Manager supports these SAP releases:

    Application

    Releases

    DSM Products

    ERP

    4.7 x1.10 to ECC 6.0 (ERP 2005), up to and including Enhancement Pack 7 (HANA compatible)

    Object Sync, Client Sync, Data Secure, System Builder

    SRM

    4.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 6.4),
    5.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0)
    7.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0 EhP 1)

    Client Sync, Data Secure, System Builder

    CRM

    5.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0)
    6.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0)
    7.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7. 0 EhP 1)

    Client Sync, Data Secure, System Builder

    GTS

    7.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0)
    8.0 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0)

    Client Sync, System Builder

    BW

    3.x (Based on SAP NetWeaver 6.4)
    7.x including 7.3 (HANA compatible) (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0)

    Client Sync, System Builder

    SCM

    5.x (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0) with no LiveCache Time Slicing.
    7.x with Support Pack 9 (Based on SAP NetWeaver 7.0) with LiveCache Time Slicing.

    Client Sync*, System Builder*
    * Now in Controlled Availability

    NetWeaver

    7.x

    Client Sync, System Builder