SAP Test Data Migration Server (TDMS) is an intelligent, high-speed data extraction platform that enables business users to transfer critical business data from their SAP production system to other non-production environments, such as test, quality assurance, and development systems.

Keep reading to learn about critical TDMS functionality in SAP, how it enables more efficient development, test, and training systems, and where our team of SAP consultants can come in to help.

What is SAP TDMS?

The SAP TDMS tool can be used in the test phase of SAP Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) to empower users to effectively transfer data between the sender system and the receiver system and create leaner production and non-production environments.

By leveraging powerful Extract-Transform-Load (ETL) capabilities, SAP TDMS transfers relevant business data across systems, enables the copy of real-time production data to a non-production system, and improves the validity of system integration tests (SITs) and user acceptance tests (UATs) across the entire landscape.

Key Features of SAP Test Data Migration Server

Here’s a closer look at the main features of the TDMS control system:

Data Privacy

By leveraging existing scrambling content or building custom scrambling rules, TDMS tools enable SAP users to scramble and protect confidential data before the migration process.

Data Transfer

The TDMS central system enables users to select production data for transfer based on organizational unit, time, or other metrics or replace existing application data in a client with additional data relevant to the transfer business processes.

Data Consistency

SAP TDMS offers multiple advanced features that enable a higher level of data consistency across critical non-production systems, making it easier to extract data from existing business documents and transfer data from a business process flow directly to the receiver system.

Relevant Applications

SAP TDMS functionality is available for the following SAP applications:

  • SAP Business Warehouse (BW)
  • SAP ERP Central Component (ECC)
  • SAP for Industries: Banking, Apparel and Footwear, Healthcare, Retail, Oil and Gas, and Utilities
  • SAP Business Suite: SAP Human Capital Management, SAP Supplier Relationship Management, SAP Customer Relationship Management, and SAP Supply Chain Management

System Shell Creation

With this feature, users can copy both the repository objects and definitions and cross-client customizations from the production system directly into a new non-production system, enabling more efficient data transfer once the shell has been created.

Migration Solutions

SAP TDMS offers various migration solutions to connect data from multiple systems, including:

Business Process Library

Enables users to transfer data specific to a business process from the SAP ERP production client to any other non-production environment, simplifying the addition or modification of business data in current non-production systems.

Time-Based Reduction

Transfer all data from a predefined time period from the production system to a specific non-production client.

Stand-Alone Scrambling

Scramble sensitive data from any non-production environment without moving data across systems and make data anonymous across non-production systems to protect against unauthorized users.

Master Data Transfer

Migrate client-specific master data and other customization data from the production client to an established client in the non-production environment.

HCM Data Transfer

Filter SAP ERP HCM data based on predefined business criteria and facilitate efficient transfer between production and non-production systems.

Object-Based Reduction

Transfer data relevant to existing business objects, including contracts, stores, business partners, and more, from the production to the non-production system or eliminate all data from the non-production client to conduct a mass business object data transfer across systems.

Top Advantages of SAP TDMS Functionality

  • Leverage advanced security measures to protect sensitive data in the non-production system
  • Build reduced capacity systems with existing production data
  • Access and manage real-time data in a development or test environment
  • Conduct efficient data refreshes to separate and cleanse data from the non-production system
  • Reduce total infrastructure expenditures by efficiently transferring business process data across systems

How Can We Help?

Our senior-level, US-based SAP consultant team has what it takes to lead you to success, from managing a first-time implementation project to navigating complex integrations with other SAP solutions like SAP Solution Manager, initiating data transfer between systems, and more.

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