BackOffice Associates Announces the Data Stewardship Platform and Application Suite Enabled by SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward

May 8, 2013 Press Releases

Provides Accelerated and Comprehensive Approach to Data Quality Management and Data Migration; Demonstrations of New Solutions at BOA Booth 741

South Harwich, Mass., May 8, 2013

BackOffice Associates, LLC, a worldwide leader in data migration and information governance  solutions, with a concentration on enhancing ERP data quality, today announced it will unveil its Data Stewardship Platform and Application Suite, the next generation of BackOffice’s services and solutions, at SAPPHIRE® NOW and the ASUG Annual Conference, being held May 14 – 16 at the Orange County Convention Center in OrlandoFlorida. The BOA Data Stewardship Platform (DSP™) and the BOA Application Suite will be demonstrated by BackOffice Associates® in booth 741.

The BOA Data Stewardship Platform (DSP) is a unified and comprehensive platform designed specifically to reduce time, effort and complexity for ERP customers as they address data quality issues in master or business application data. The DSP has been engineered from the ground up and is enabled by embedded SAP® Data Services software to support seamless integration and interoperability with SAP functions. The DSP builds on the industry leading capabilities of information management solutions from SAP by providing additional data quality, reporting and analytics features designed to help accelerate user adoption and improve productivity.

“SAPPHIRE NOW provides a great opportunity to introduce our new solutions that are enabled by SAP Data Services and give SAP users an accelerated path to deploying and maintaining their data quality, data migration and data governance projects,” said Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy Officer at BackOffice Associates. “The DSP and Application Suite empower these users to maximize the use of their core SAP technologies and increase project success in complex data environments.”

BOA DSP and Application Suite Features

The BOA DSP provides an enhanced user experience and universal functionality that encompasses rich, prebuilt content and built-in methodology for data quality, data migration and data governance solutions. Comprehensive features that span the DSP include a common user interface to multiple functions, broad data security, and integrated data management using embedded SAP Data Services for data integration to many legacy systems. Hundreds of prebuilt reports support standard and custom metrics, and a process framework guides steps for error-free data migrations and continuous data harmonization.

Unique to the DSP is integration to BackOffice’s Business Reference Model™ (BRM™) – a rich library of deep domain-specific content designed to immediately accelerate analytics, reporting and guidance within multiple industries and lines of business created by BackOffice’s 17 years of expertise. The BRM content provides prebuilt data quality and process analytics, which power the reporting and dashboarding performed by the SAP Information Steward software.

The BOA Application Suite includes a set of three Accelerator Paks that help jumpstart data quality, data migration and data governance projects. The BOA Accelerator Pak applications provide access to domain-specific content and reporting enabled by analytics and dashboarding in SAP Information Steward, and are designed to help SAP users pinpoint and drill into data errors, remediate them and apply metrics and a process to maintain ongoing master data quality and harmonization.

  • dspMonitor™ – Information Steward Accelerator Pak for various industries and lines of business. dspMonitor, enabled by SAP Information Steward, jumpstarts industry-specific data quality objectives such remediating data errors or omissions and providing guidance for ongoing data harmonization.
  • dspMigrate™ – Data Services Accelerator Pak for various industries and lines of business. dspMigrate, enabled by SAP Data Services, provides methodology and expertise to jumpstart data migrations from legacy or multiple instances to the SAP ERP application, the SAP Master Data Governance application or the SAP HANA® platform, depending on client requirements.
  • dspCompose™ – MDG Accelerator Pak for various industries and lines of business. dspCompose, enabled by SAP Master Data Governance, provides industry-specific content and guidance to jumpstart master data collection and editing in order to reduce cycle time and achieve master data governance objectives faster.

Availability

The BOA DSP and Application Suite are in limited availability through BackOffice Associates. General availability is expected during the second quarter of 2013. Please see www.boaweb.com for details.

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