SAP has introduced a range of innovations to its enterprise information management (EIM) portfolio, some of which are designed to cater for the introduction of Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from May 2018.
Among these new features is the expansion of discovery, cleansing, masking and encryption of personal data to more sources. Archiving, restriction and deletion of personal data can be managed holistically across data in applications and associated content, such as purchase orders, invoices and HR documents.
SAP has also released a trial service of new data anonymisation capabilities that enable companies to address privacy requirements while creating meaningful data sets for analysis and processing.
Other innovations are designed to simplify data management, particularly for SAP S/4HANA, with additional functionality for data quality, master data management, content management and information lifecycle management capabilities. SAP Master Data Governance on S/4HANA provides consolidation, mass processing, central governance and master data quality analytics.
The updates also include new and expanded support for Amazon Redshift and Amazon Elastic Cloud Compute, Microsoft Azure Cloud and SQL Data Warehouse, and Google Cloud Platform.
“Information is the foundation of a digital business,” said Greg McStravick, SAP president, database and data management.
“Whether companies are looking at digital transformation from a business network, IoT or big data and analytics perspective, information governance is crucial to their success. Our portfolio updates help our customers run a live business by making data trusted, complete, secure and relevant for their business processes and analytics.”