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Shrink your test systems by 75% with lean, fit for purpose clients

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Reduce manual workload by 50 %

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Mask sensitive data on exit, enabling fast secure sync to the cloud

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Increase scrambling coverage by 80%

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Speed up your testing process by up to 90%

Why is test data so important in SAP environments?

Because of the architecture and integrated data model, SAP test and development systems very quickly diverge from the state of the Production system - either via data changes in Production, or changes en route through the landscape, or via testing and training activities in those systems themselves. This makes it difficult to provide an accurate reflection of how a change will impact Production, effectively train new users, and support issues that do arise in Production. This means in many cases SAP professionals carry out activities in Production which should only ever be done in pre-Production environments. The ability to provision accurate test data removes the need to carry out such activities in Production.

Data Sync Manager™ Suite

How do you get real SAP data into non-production systems for testing, training and support?

The simple solution: EPI-USE Labs’ Data Sync Manager™ (DSM) product suite and related services. With DSM, you can rapidly create new non-production systems, reduce the footprint when refreshing existing test clients or creating new ones, and copy selected data on demand, all with integrated scrambling of data for security.

Trusted by over 600 companies world-wide, Data Sync Manager is the simplest, most effective way to copy and mask data between and within any SAP ABAP stack landscape (such as ERP, CRM or BW).

Data Sync Manager (DSM) is certified to work with SAP S/4HANA.

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Data Secure allows us to meet all the regulations. We now have a smaller test system with encrypted data that prevents insider trading.


More about how DSM helped Edwards meet regulatory requirements

Mike Ellis, Software Development Technical Manager | Edwards

Data Sync Manager has provided perfect data quality without significant load on the systems, and test and training systems are much smaller now.


See how DSM brought new energy to Vestas

Esben Fagerlind, SAP Landscape and Release Consultant, Vestas

EPI-USE Labs brought us an ideal solution in DSM, along with excellent service support. DSM has saved us time and resources, and given us the benefit of considerable cost-savings.


Find out why DSM is a critical success factor in the Siemens landscape

Jeff Greiner - Director, Enterprise Applications Engineering at Siemens PLM Software

EPI-USE Labs demonstrated a deep knowledge of SAP and its complexities, as well as flexibility when dates shifted.


Find out why Babcock & Wilcox chose EPI-USE Labs to transform their landscape

Babcock and Wilcox ERP/SAP Manager

We wanted to be 100% confident that all sensitive data was masked. We needed a product that would remove the manual effort, allow us to schedule jobs and enable us to comply with regulations. That product proved to be Data Secure.


Find out how Rabobank banks on DSM for regulation compliance

Jan Huizinga, Technical consultant, Rabobank

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Expertise from industry leaders

Paul Hammersley | Product Portfolio Owner for Landscape Solutions

Paul Hammersley has for many years been a remarkable technical force at EPI-USE Labs. As Head of Landscape and Data Services, his portfolio includes System Landscape Optimization. He has unique hands-on experience of implementing Data Sync Manager and helping clients to manage data across the breadth of their SAP landscapes. Paul also has specialized knowledge about Data Security and how GDPR will impact companies running SAP. Get top tips from Paul by watching on-demand webinars or subscribe to our Let’s Talk Data Security blog.

How does DSM work?

In a typical Data Sync Manager scenario, the Basis team uses System Builder to make a repository copy of Production, creating a ‘shell’ non-production system in minimal time. Then, using Client Sync, the team adds a new client containing only the necessary data and customization, while masking sensitive data with Data Secure if necessary. The new slimmer client can be used for effective testing, training or support by developers and support personnel. Users can then use Object Sync to add real, accurate data from Production as required, masking with Data Secure as needed. Because much less disk space is used, and no downtime is needed, this process can be repeated frequently. This approach balances client size with the availability of up-to-date production data.

Data Sync Manager includes System Builder, Client Sync, Data Secure, Object Sync

Benefits of Data Sync Manager™


Value-added solutions for your business challenges

A few examples of the many questions we’ve solved for existing customers

[fa icon="plus-square"] Defects are reaching Production because of insufficient testing with accurate data

Answer:

System Builder and Client Sync can be used to rebuild the entire landscape with lean clients containing accurate test data, or one specific testing environment can be refreshed on a much more frequent basis. This provides a pool of accurate testing data that is closer to Production. In the cases where data has changed more recently in Production, Object Sync can be used to copy data down on demand in seconds. Together this ensures less defects get through the testing net, but when they do occur, the resolution can be swift and without the need for opening up Production.

[fa icon="plus-square"] We need to train a large volume of people in a short space of time, and our data needs to be very representative of Production.

Answer:

DSM can be used to build a dedicated training system on site, or in the cloud, with a very small master client. Training teams can then modify the data to match their scripts while Client Sync automatically resets the training clients from the master overnight.

[fa icon="plus-square"] We have a big DevOps strategy in place, but find our SAP landscape is not agile or flexible enough to support the work the DevOps team do.

Answer:

Object Sync can give DevOps teams access to Production data on demand. This allows teams to accurately prototype and see challenges before the first transport is released. Client Sync can also provision additional clients on development to ensure the customising used for the testing is accurate. Disposable clients can also be used where Scenario objects can slice out surrounding data to support the process being tested.

[fa icon="plus-square"] We rarely refresh our BW test systems because it’s too time consuming. How can we improve the quality of testing data in BW?

Answer:

Client Sync can be used to create or refresh BW systems with a leaner set of data, or alternatively BW teams can manage their own data directly with Object Sync for BW. This removes the dependency on the other testing environments, and gives control of the BW test data to those that need it.

[fa icon="plus-square"] Our company is in the Retail sector, and our Production system moves very quickly, but also contains a lot of personal data. How can we ensure our customers’ personal data is protected when we use the data for testing?

Answer:

Data Secure can be used in-place on an existing test system, or automatically when Client Sync and Object Sync copy data back to test systems. It comes with over 1000 preconfigured integrity maps which link all the places where a particular data type is stored, and over 100 transformation functions that can be applied to those integrity maps to generate valid alternatives for all the common challenging data sets, such as government ID numbers and bank account formats, which will pass the validity checks in SAP. This allows real data to be used for testing without anyone being able to see the person’s real identity.

[fa icon="plus-square"] We have a Hybrid cloud approach where some of our test systems are in the cloud. How do we ensure our employees, partners and customers’ personal data is not compromised when we reset our test systems from Production?

Answer:

Client Sync and Object Sync use Data Secure’s masking policies to effective mask sensitive or identifying fields before the data extract leaves the production system. This ensures any data in transit is not identifiable, and sensitive fields are not correct values. Data Secure comes with predefined best practice rules which cover hundreds of different regions of the world, but is also designed to allow customers to build their own masking logic and share it through Client Central.

 

For answers to your specific SAP test data challenges, contact EPI-USE Labs today.

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Working with specific industry challenges

Data Sync Manager offers comprehensive solutions to address particular client challenges, including for specific industries.

Find out more below.

Your complete solution to streamline data processes

The Data Sync Manager product suite is made up of complementary products that can be used in conjunction with each other or independently. 

 

Build a new system shell quickly
Build a new system shell quickly

System Builder™ creates a new non-production system shell, without any application data. The repository is exactly the same as that of production, but without the production client. The extract can be created quickly and has a small footprint.

High performance client copying
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.

Reliable test data when you need it
Reliable test data when you need it

Object Sync™ allows functional users to copy specific data scenarios, on demand, with complete data integrity, from any system to another.

Compliant archive platform
Compliant archive platform

Object Extractor allows you to create a copy of the specific data needed for reference without excessive overheads and running costs, allowing fast decommissioning of SAP systems.

Comparing sap systems
Comparing SAP systems

System Compare™ quickly and easily compares systems to identify any differences for testing using an intuitive interface.

Protect your sensitive data
Protect your sensitive data

Data Secure™ is a comprehensive protection solution that comes with pre-defined masking rules. It protects sensitive data across all non-production systems using flexible masking options.

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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.