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Considerations for Multi-Domain Master Data Modeling – Part 4

OK, so which master data modeling approach is better? Pre-packaged or business model-driven? My personal opinion is to look at which approach best addresses my hot-button issues (inconsistent reference data, inconsistencies in structure, inconsistencies in meanings). (more…)

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30 MDM Customer Use Cases (Master Data Management in Action)

Master Data Management (MDM) has been used by companies for more than eight years to address the challenge of fragmented and inconsistent data across systems. Over the years we’ve compiled quite a cadre of uses cases across industries and strategic initiatives. I thought this outline of the 30 most common MDM initiatives may be of interest to those of you who are just getting started on your MDM journey. (more…)

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Structure, Semantics and Master Data Models – Part 1

Looking back at some of my Informatica Perspectives posts over the past year or so, I reflected on some common themes about data management and data governance, especially in the context of master data management and particularly, master data models. As both the tools and the practices around MDM mature, we have seen some disillusionment in attempts to deploy an MDM solution, with our customers noting that they continue to hit bumps in the road in the technical implementation associated with both master data consolidation and then with publication of shared master data.

Almost every issue we see can be characterized into one of three buckets: (more…)

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