SAP Master Data Management 5.5 (MDM) distributes master data to SAP ERP Central Component (ECC). As MDM does not have a direct interface into SAP ECC, SAP Exchange Infrastructure (XI) will be used for distribution of the master data objects. This could be vendors, customers or banks or any other master data object. In a central Master Data Management scenario, there is no feedback provided by the backend system if the distribution was successful or not. If this is mandatory in your project, the following process might be considered. There will be a complex process developed via Business Process Management (BPM) to be able to send master data into SAP and query the delivery status and post it back to MDM in case of success. Also the process needs to send emails to the requestor of the master data change/creation in case of success or send an email to a general administrator email address in case of failure. In the described business case, there will be a portal view to enter master data requests via SAP Enterprise Portal through a person called “requestor”. Please see URL for full article.