Data Consistency Management in Solution Manager comprises the tools and procedures required to prevent, detect, investigate and correct inconsistencies in your solution landscape. This helps to ensure the successful execution of your core business processes and prevents costly business process downtimes.
Today's business processes evolve in complex structures involving several systems of the overall landscape. As shown in the picture below it is important to ensure the data consistency between all involved systems.
Apart from user level errors like an incorrect manual entry in the system, there are possibilities of inconsistencies as well on application and technology level. The figure below presents potential causes of data inconsistency.
The process of Data Consistency Management consists of 4 steps: Prevention, Detection, Correction and Investigation. In the picture below, these steps are displayed in a cycle expressing the continuity of the process.
Solution Manager includes several tools to cover the Data Consistency Management cycle and different technologies. The following figure presents those tools. Details for these tools are provided in the tool-specific section.
For information regarding tools for transactional correctness in ABAP and JAVA, please use the SAP Knowledge Corner for Transactional Correctness. Furthermore you can refer to the Best Practice for Transactional Correctness linked in the DCM Media Library.
DC Toolbox / GSS DCM
For information regarding DC Toolbox and Guided Self Service for Data Consistency Management, please refer to the DCM Media Library (DC Toolbox Customizing and GSS Data Consistency Management - End User Manual).
Cross Database Comparison
For information regarding Cross Database Comparison, please refer to the child page Cross Database Comparison as well as the other CDC-related documents in the DCM Media Library.