Introducing Smart Data Management from GlueData

In today's business, data drives processes and processes drive profitability.

Cape Town, 21 Nov 2018
Read time 2min 10sec

The smooth running of any process is impacted by the system data the process utilises. Research from Experian shows inaccurate data has a direct impact on the bottom line of 88% of companies, with the average company losing 12% of its revenue as a result (

Poor quality data adds costs and slows down processes. For example, in the Order to Cash process, the incorrect unit of measure will create an incorrect sales order, and an out-of-date customer address will result in delays in delivery. In the Procure to Pay process, too much is spent on purchasing and incorrect products being returned.

Increasingly important, with the introduction of GDPR and POPI, incorrect or out-of-date data will lead to lack of compliance and will become subject to fines.

Ultimately, poor data results in poor deliverables, poor information and poor decision-making. Time, resources and opportunities are continually lost.

"The best way to ensure good quality data is to validate data when it is entered in the system, while also retroactively fixing data already in the system. To do this, you need a clear set of rules as well as timely and accurate reporting," states Brett Schreuder: Managing Director of GlueData.

GlueData's Smart Data Management (SDM) does exactly this for data in your SAP system:

* New data is verified against rules and entry is simplified by highlighting, hiding and greying out fields.
* Existing data is highlighted through exception reports and cleansed systematically in sprints.
* Workflow is used to approve new data captured.
* Future plans will ensure duplicate master data is prevented and many other additional features.

"SDM will ultimately become a single solution for integrated data management and data governance. Data management with point-of-entry control, workflow, data exception reporting and sprint cleansing. Data governance will have tangible and measurable capabilities where the business has accurate role and KPI reporting that ties data governance into the organisation and does not operate as a top down and bottom up approach to data, but rather an integrated and single view of data management," concludes Brett.

Contact GlueData to find out more about our Smart Data Management solution and how it can help you manage your data, ensure your processes run smoothly and save a portion of your revenue previously lost to bad data.


GlueData is a SAP Silver Service Partner and a SAP Special Expertise Partner in enterprise information management (EIM). The company is founded on the principle of achieving quality data, knowing that data drives process and process drives profitability.

GlueData has proven rich methodologies, skilled consultants and the relevant implementation experience to rapidly deliver sustainable value for its customers. The company started in 2010 and has offices in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The company provides SAP data solutions and products to customers of all industries within South Africa and across the globe.

Editorial contacts
GlueData Master Data Solutions Kathy Carrick (+27) 82 442 7322