SAP Demand Signal Management

Harmonization Concepts in SAP Demand Signal Management

Harmonization The objective of this post is to make clear two concepts of SAP Demand Signal Management (DSIM) Harmonization engine: Mapping and Matching and Attribute Harmonization. Harmonization refers to how DSIM deals with the problem of storing master data from different origins that refers to the same “physical object”. Example: suppose we want to load two product masterdata entries into DSIM which refer to the same “physical product”. One entry is originating from our ECC system, …

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SAP DSiM Try Before You Buy

Demand Signal Management (DSiM) Try Before You Buy Demand Signal Management (DSiM) Try Before You Buy, based on the SAP Supply Chain Model Company, is a reference landscape with a pre-configured and pre-installed instance of DSiM. The DSiM TBYB allow SAP customers to try out predefined scenarios using demo data. The DSiM TBYB offers SAP customers an opportunity to explore the value of DSiM using predefined scenarios based on a …

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Let’s DSiM (Delve Systematically Into the Matter) – Chapter 1 – ‘Hello World…DSiM’

Few months back, I got the opportunity to work in and acquire a new skill called DSiM. The journey was as enriching as it was challenging and I really saw the light at the end of the tunnel after days of arduous adventures into the ebb and flow of this new world. Bolstering a decade of BW and 3 years of HANA experience, I was naively overconfident that this new …

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Demand Signal Management and Trade Promotion Optimization (TPO)- the new power couple

Harnessing Big Data to Optimize Insights and Visibility in Sales and Marketing Consumer products and consumer electronics companies leverage demand signals and other Big Data elements to make smarter business decisions. But more data doesn’t automatically mean better results. Discover how SAP Trade Promotion Optimization running longside SAP Demand Signal Management and powered by SAP HANA can help you leverage real-time internal and external demand data to make reliable and …

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Beiersdorf Leverages HANA and SAP Demand Signal Management To ‘Tell Stories from their Data that Marketers Love to Read’

Data driven organizations pride themselves on making decisions that are rooted in undisputable facts and figures. They strive to measure and quantify the impact of everything they do on customer satisfaction, churn rates, revenues and margins. While these internal looking metrics provide a strong benchmark of the incremental progress of an organization they fail to measure how that organization is doing relative to others in the market leaving it vulnerable …

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A Closer Look at Applications in Last Weeks’s Big Data Announcement

As you read this post the the SAP Big Data Express Bus will be on its way touring North America and showcasing some of SAP’s latest and greatest innovations around the much hyped topic of Big Data. Today the bust is at a Utility confernece in Huntington Beach California. Next stop is scheduled at SAP’s Retail Confernece in Dallas Texas. SAP has been a leader in this space ever since …

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Why master data harmonization is so important when uploading data from external sources

In order to ensure that a cross-data source reporting is possible after uploading all the different data sources like Point-of-Sale data (e.g. from retailers) or Market Research data (e.g. a Retail Panel from syndicated data providers), it needs to be taken care of that the data itself is consistent across the sources.This is done through data harmonization. It establishes the link between the internal views of products and locations to …

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An Introduction to SAP Demand Signal Management (DSiM)

It is getting more and more important to understand and react to the end consumer demand – not only for retailers who are selling the products directly to the consumers but especially for the manufacturers, no matter if they produce for example consumer products or high tech goods. For them, it is crucial to receive demand signals that are of high quality and that transport the most recent information directly …

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POS data load to DSiM – Issues list

Hi, We had faced some issues in POS data loading through flat files , some of them I am listed here. 1. Make sure that you have  access to flat files placed in ‘Inbound’ folder  Just click on files -> goto properties -> Security and check the security wheather you have read access or write access etc 2. Data seperator issue : Goto your flat file and open with notepad …

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POS data load to DSiM – Issues

Hi, Many times we come across with some issues while initiating data load to DSiM system. For example , your file pattern in ‘Inbound’ folder is “Locations20130603″, it inidates June 3rd 2013 , to read files from folder scanner first we should trigger upload jobs , then initiate ‘Process Monitor” it will show your file “Locations20130603” in the files list and data load is success. If you try to upload …

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