Reduce downtime with high-performance client copying

Client Sync™ creates lean SAP clients that are fully functional and have complete data integrity. An alternative to a full system refresh.


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SAP System copies giving you headaches?

When you are managing an SAP landscape, you need to be able to create new systems without having to stop the operation. You don't want to struggle for disk space every time you create a system, nor do you want to wait days for copies or refreshes to finish. And the refreshed systems need to function properly together. Most companies have no option but to copy the whole system, and so have designed their landscapes around this.

Client Sync™, part of the Data Sync Manager suite, solves this challenge, and enables a much more agile landscape.


Create fully functional clients with reduced footprints

Client Sync  allows you to copy only the subsets of information you need from a working system. This has impressive advantages: it reduces the new  client's footprint and saves valuable disk space – up to 90% – which means your costs are drastically reduced.

You can also refresh data frequently without interrupting the landscape, using our proprietary high performance, asynchronous parallel processing. Recently, a Client Sync copy averaged 85GB an hour across the duration of the Sync! In the first hour we frequently see over 100GB transferred.

Create fully functional clients with reduced footprints

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Client Sync will automatically include referenced transactional data that lies outside your selected time period, which means that all dependencies remain intact in the new client,  and your data is consistent. Customers have the choice to turn this off when creating sandbox clients.

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At times like these, a new production system needs to be created. Call in our consultants to help you with your System Landscape Optimization (SLO) project. Client Sync has the enterprise-slicing functionality needed to split the system at company code level and it's also useful for system mergers. Visit our SLO page to find out more.

Benefits of Client Sync

  • Allows you to create new clients or refresh clients consistently across other ABAP systems
  • Simplifies data selection: choose from data profiles, or just re-use previous runs with a few clicks
  • Allows you to copy only the time period and/or company code(s) you need
  • Handles your custom tables automatically
  • Allows you to copy BW data
  • Sends email/SMS notifications to keep you posted on Sync status
  • Dramatically reduces downtime in the transport landscape; can allow system refresh to occur over a weekend
  • Masking occurs on exit, essential for hybrid cloud
  • Improves security, giving multiple options for masking data through Data Secure
  • Saves up to 90% disc space
  • Makes BDLS redundant, automating the changes whilst the data is in memory

Frequently Asked Questions

What do you mean by time-slicing and enterprise-slicing?
Does Client Sync only slice the largest SAP tables?
Can I choose an end date for the time slice?
Does Client Sync require a middle tier?
Does a user of Client Sync require functional knowledge to build a lean client?
How does Client Sync differ from Object Sync?
Does Client Sync require BDLS?
Can I copy master data without the customising?
Will my client independent data be affected with Client Sync?
We have an SAP BW Landscape. Does Client Sync work for BW?



DSM for IS-U

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DSM For Oil & Gas

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DSM for Public Sector

EPI-USE Labs works with a great number of public sector organizations, and has specific capability to handle test data management needs for organizations in this sector. Object Sync seamlessly manages multiple employment contracts, and Grants Management and Funds Management have dedicated objects for copying test data on demand for those complex testing situations.

DSM for Bank Analyser

Organizations leveraging the Bank Analyzer solution from SAP can now carry out lean system refreshes with Client Sync on the Bank Analyzer system whenever the backend system is being refreshed. The post-processing in Client Sync automates around two days of manual effort normally required after a system copy for Bank Analyzer test systems.

DSM for Insurance

DSM contains specific objects and functionality for the Insurance industry, including the ability to copy FSCD data on-demand for a specific Business Partner or Contract Account. ICM and Claims Management data is also covered.

DSM for Retail

For over ten years, DSM has catered for the demanding needs of the Retail sector for test data on demand and lean testing client provisioning. Complex document flows are supported out of the box, with the ability to extend for non-standard configuration. Challenging data to recreate for testing can easily be replicated, including site data, article hierarchies, listings and assortment modules.