IHS has teamed with SAP on a master data management (MDM) solution for materials data as used in maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) activity. The deal leverages IHS’ ‘Intermat’ content and services for standardized, ‘enriched’ descriptions for plant equipment such as pipes, valves and bearings. Intermat’s standard modifier dictionary (SMD) can now populate SAP’s NetWeaver MDM. In return, IHS gets a ‘Powered By NetWeaver’ accolade for its SMD.
Atul Sareen, VP SAP India said, ‘SAP MDM manages large quantities of MRO records. Data integrity is essential when managing many thousands of MRO item descriptions. IHS and SAP MDM assures customers that they can manage and optimize their MRO inventory—whether they have one plant or a hundred.’
IHS Intermat Bert Turner added, ‘With rapid growth and expansion companies are relying on their enterprise systems to make informed and efficient business decisions. This solution addresses the need for MRO inventory and asset management resulting in decreased cost and increased throughput.’ The agreement includes joint marketing, cross-training, development and ‘partnership performance management.’ IHS’ SMD is compatible ERP and EAM systems, such as IBM’s Maximo, Indus Passport, PeopleSoft, Oracle and SAP Materials Management.
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