Integration Management with SAP R/3
Data that remains the same over a long period of time
Master data contains information that is needed often and in the same form.
The master data of a cost center contains the name of the cost center, the person responsible for the cost center, the corresponding hierarchy area, and so on.
The master data of a vendor contains the name, address, and bank information for the vendor.
The master data of a user in the SAP System contains the user's authorizations in the system, the name of their default printer, their start transaction, and other information.
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