"Data collection" encompasses functions, with whose help the user can fill aspects with data. This data can come from the SAP environment or from other applications. Data can be transferred online (with the help of programs delivered by SAP) from an R/2 System, from another R/3 System or from the R/3-System, in which SAP-EIS is operated. If, in addition to the data collected by these special data collection programs, other data needs to be transferred into SAP-EIS from R/2 or R/3 systems. In addition, files can be imported and user-defined collection programs for data transfer can be used. The transferred data can be edited with numerous functions in order to guarantee compatibility (e.g. currency, identifiers).
Data collection provides the aspects with data from many sources.