In a previous blog post How to maintain your master data centrally?, I asked feedback about central master data management. Is this a big issue at this moment, and what challenges are you facing. As you can see at the previous blog post, quite some replies where posted. So I would like to thank everyone for sharing their feedback.
All feedback on this topic confirmed our assumptions, accounts and secondly items are the most important master data, to be maintained centrally. That’s why we decided to start with accounts and aim on creating a prototype, so we can share and discuss the direction we are heading for. The prototype is based on Exact Synergy Enterprise (ESE), and multiple Exact Globe (EG) divisions.
Currently, at maintain Accounts in ESE you can define only a debtor code on divisional level:
We started adding fields to the Division ‘tab’, so it is possible to define different data for the specific divisions. For example, it will be possible to define on Divisional level who will be the manager of this account.
The exchange of the data will be done by Exact’s connectivity framework. As explained in this blog post Connecting Exact with other applications, exchanging data via XML is not the solution to establish easy, standard connections between Exact’s applications and/or other applications. The main reason is that those possibilities are not standardized and /or do not work real-time.
In my next blog I aim on sharing the first visuals on the prototype!
If you have any questions/remarks or you would like to share topics we definitely should take into account concerning maintain/exchange accounts, do not hesitate to reply to this Post.