Master data - the backbone of your system
In the new implementation of a SAP system, in-house or legal data must be maintained. Internal company data is usually transferred from the old system and legal data are usually purchased from content providers. Before maintaining the data, the header data must be collected for the specifications, real substances, listed substances, UN listed substances, hazardous classification substances and formulae must be are compiled. This master data must be available to be able to then add the content data to this specification. Then, all this information must be updated regularly, that is, new specifications must be compiled and the current content data uploaded. Several times a year, the content provider supplies new data that must be loaded into the system. Then the real substances must be identified that are affected by the new data. It may then be necessary to update the automatic set of rules of the secondary data. These tasks require not just knowledge about the relationships and the data model in SAP EH&S, but also knowledge of hazardous substances and/or of hazardous materials.
All these activities must be carried out regularly. These activities are not fundamental tasks for which you need to allocate valuable internal resources. These are tasks that external service providers, such as KFT Chemie Service GmbH, can handle. You can then allocate your resources to deal with the product characteristics of your products and to advise management. The final release of your documents generated from the data, such as safety data sheets, labels or other documents is of course still managed within your company.
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