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Strengthen the Quality of Your HR Master Data

The foundation for well-functioning, automated HR processes, on-premise and in the cloud.

Achieve Truly Excellent HR Data Quality with guardian

Lack of structure and maintenance of HR master data are posing significant challenges for HR, today. What’s urgently needed is “the single source of truth”.

Different versions of the truth across global offices, systems and data elements will undermine the ability to make the right business decisions and create optimal processes.

Targeted efforts ensure higher quality in master data across national borders, systems and data elements. This forms the basis for strengthening key HR activities, optimizing processes and making well-founded strategic decisions.

From Static Master Data to Continuous Data Quality Improvement guardian is a tailored software tool for your HR function. The solution runs on the SAP Cloud Platform and is a module that can be used together with SAP SuccessFactors, the world’s leading human capital management software. guardian maps and combines all relevant data elements and metadata to assure quality and validate master data across national and decentralized systems – from payroll systems to telephone systems. This way, guardian improves data quality and creates a solid knowledge foundation for HR activities in a broad sense.

Our solution ensures the verification of all master data and the application of GDPR-compliant HR policies. Moreover, guardian integrates data from all sources ranging from Microsoft Excel to Oracle database.

Get the Full Value of Your HR Data

Our solution, guardian, provides a fast and easy way for master data managers to monitor, troubleshoot, and optimize HR master data.

Mark Albrecht, Vice President Global Head of Innovation, NTT DATA Business Solutions AG

Are You Facing These Challenges in Your HR Department?

  • Do you ensure highest possible data quality in HR?
  • Is all working equipment for your new employees available from day one?
  • Are payroll and HR data always correctly updated in depending systems?
  • Are you compliant to the Service Level Agreements of processes?
  • Are your advertising policies, HR policies, and data synchronized?
  • Do you have all data required to group and count all your employees?
  • Are you sure, you always have correct data for the annual report?

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Get the Most Out of Your HR Data with guardian

Consolidate Data from Multiple Sources with guardian guardian from NTT DATA Business Solutions is directly embedded into your master HR data system. Running on the SAP Cloud Platform, guardian is compatible with SAP SuccessFactors and works with SAP Fiori. The SAP Fiori launchpad acts as a portal, allowing you to import and export data. You can import records from external sources such as legacy systems, SAP SuccessFactors, or spreadsheets, and export employee data reports. This consolidation of data from multiple sources makes it much easier to align all parties and maintain an overview of all employee information.

Gain Real-Time Access to Data with a Systematic Approach

With guardian you will regularly store information in the cloud. Your administrators in all departments gain real-time access to the latest data. Data quality can be assessed via strategic dashboards. The clear visual representation makes it much easier for you to monitor activities. You can identify where process breakdowns are occurring or where data cleansing is required, due to an automated data cleansing function. According to your rules, the cleansed data can then be transferred back into your master data system.

Finally, GDPR Compliance in HR with guardian

Better transparency and quality of data is an essential part of GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) compliance. However, the most important aim of the regulation is inherent in its name: data protection. As part of the guardian solution, you are able to utilize NTT DATA Business Solutions’ own set of predefined rules and security policies or set your own – depending on your licensing. These rules and presets ensure that all data in the HR system are compliant with your company-specific rules and with the GDPR, too.

Benefit from the Highest Security Level

As guardian is a solution based on the SAP Cloud Platform, users receive security from two trusted sources. In addition to the integrated security services of the SAP Cloud Platform, any data imported into a system must pass through a secure file transfer protocol (SFTP) server. This encrypts data during transit, ensuring utmost protection. Overall, you can rest assured that with the guardian, the highest level of data quality and security is maintained. This leaves you more time to concentrate on the personal side of employee management. guardian: How We Can Support You

NTT DATA Business Solutions is one of the most successful international SAP consulting companies with 30 years of experience. About 8,000 experts in 25 countries support you every step of the way – ensuring you get more out of your SAP solutions. We not only know SAP inside out, but also understand your industry and your specific business needs.

We continuously develop our own solutions working closely together with our clients. guardian improves the quality of your HR master data and provides concrete business benefits for large companies with global outlook.

Ask for a demo guardian: Main Features at a Glance

  • Compliance and GDPR
    Highest possible data quality, all data expired when no longer needed, according to the right to be forgotten
  • Optimized onboarding
    All working equipment for new employees available from day one
  • Full compliance between payroll and HR
    All personal data updated in real time and correct in all systems
  • Easy process evaluation
    Processes always match service level agreements
  • Simple overview of promotions and related processes
    Consistent mapping of new salaries, benefits, and work areas in the master data
  • Central mapping of possible error sources
    Automatic validation of data elements and metadata from spreadsheets and databases

The Maersk Group guardian gives us both the ability to conduct regular master data quality measurement applying our global standards, and a means to communicate with and support our local HR groups.

Thomas Gundborg, Head of Data Services and Governance, The Maersk Group

That's Why Numerous Customers Already Trust Us

To be precise: More than 6,000 worldwide. Next to our certification as SAP Platinum Partner, we are an official SAP Hybris Regional Gold Partner, and have won numerous SAP Pinnacle awards – a clear reflection of quality, leadership in technology, and customer proximity.

Our portfolio ranges from SAP consulting and licensing, to own SAP industry solutions, up to application management services and hosting. As a member of the NTT DATA group, we have leading-edge resources available to support you and provide thought leadership. And, with data centers located throughout the world, we deliver support wherever you need it.

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How Our Customers Benefit from Us

Ourofino Success Case – SAP ECC Sybase ASE, GUEPARDO and AMS Suite

Ourofino Agronegócio is one of the largest companies in the Brazilian market of veterinary products and is considered one of the most modern factories in this segment in Latin America. It is respected in the market for the quality of its products, for its innovative attributes and the way it…

Ourofino Success Case – AMS Suite

Ourofino Agribusiness is one of the largest companies in the Brazilian market of veterinary products and is considered one of the most modern factories in this segment in Latin America. It is respected in the market for the quality of its products and for its innovative attributes.

Demarest Advogados implements SAP S/4HANA, GUEPARDO and AMS Suite

Aware of the latest technology, Demarest Advogados implements SAP S/4HANA and revolutionizes tax management with the GUEPARDO Tax Software

Kamps GmbH

Proactive application support, end-to-end system monitoring and a flexible support model by NTT DATA Business Solutions ensure that Kamps benefits from outstanding performance and security within daily business.


NTT DATA Business Solutions establishes a cloud-portable testing automation platform leveraging SAP’s Solution Manager as part of Duracell’s journey to Business Suite on HANA

Elektror airsystems

Application Management Services not only relieve the workload of Elektror employees, but also make use of economies of scale.


Zinpro wanted an ERP that would grow as its own operations expanded, and knew their current platform was not robust enough to provide that infrastructure.


Together with NTT DATA Business Solutions, Ceyoniq could implement SAP S/4HANA Cloud as their new ERP system in only six months and as a special project highlight, only four sub processes required slight adjustments.


With the introduction of SAP Sales Cloud and SAP Cloud Platform Integration, Synthomer's sales people now have an ideal tool for day-to-day business, as customer data is available online and offline.

DENIOS AG – SAP S/4HANA Conversion

A smooth move onto SAP S/4HANA via a system conversion with the help of NTT DATA Business Solutions experts. Topped off with securely hosted systems at the NTT DATA Business Solutions data centers and Application Management Services for high-performing business processes in all 12 countries.

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