Enter IHS Intermat. IHS Intermat pioneered the standardization of industrial MRO parts information over 30 years ago, and has a proven process to develop and maintain a clean structured item master. IHS Intermat focuses on data cleansing of technical parts and materials content that is typically housed within the SAP Materials Management (MM) module. This supports the EAM capability of the SAP Service and Asset Management Suite, as well as MDM. Since clean structured data is required to fully unlock the potential of these SAP business applications, the majority of companies must perform some level of data cleansing/rationalization prior to go-live. Generally this isn’t an option, but a mandate to insure that implementations are successful. IHS Intermat solutions are built around the Standard Modifier Dictionary (SMD)™. The SMD is the de facto worldwide standard for describing MRO items – – utilized in more than 2,500 industrial plants and facilities for over 350 organizations in 34 countries, including over 100 implementations with SAP customers. These customers use the SMD (also known as a dictionary, taxonomy, nomenclature or schema) as the standard to classify and sub-classify assets (materials, equipment, and spare parts) by common descriptive attibutes.