Tuesday, March 28, 2017
Profisee Master Data Management Blog

Making master data management mobile

In today’s ever-changing workplace, employees are working on-the-go more and more often. Sales representatives in the field, for example, need the ability to access customer data in their company’s master records on mobile devices. Luckily, master data management systems are evolving to be mobile-friendly. Profisee uses a responsive web design to provide the user with a streamlined experience that fits their device and ensures maximum data security.Read Eric Melcher's full interview discussing t......

Delivering Highly Customized MDM User Interfaces

A noble goal for any software solution is to provide an out-of-the-box experience that natively meets all end user requirements. Master data management (MDM) solutions are no different, and all platforms provide interface options that dynamically react to the underlying data model to provide data stewardship functionality.In the MDM space, data stewards are ideally experts in the data that is being managed, and can be trusted with flexible and powerful interfaces that are provided out of the box......

Managing Master Data with Many Casual Data Stewards

Having master data centralized in a common repository is the first step in getting your master data under control. However, master data management (MDM) is more than data integration and centralization. You also need the “management” component of MDM. Most out-of-the-box solutions, MDS included, have an interface through which master data can be managed. This is great when you have a smaller number of "power" users who manage master data frequently. But what happens when you have a large number ......

Deploying Microsoft MDS (4 of 4) :: Subscription Views

It is a common misconception that subscription views are not included when deploying a package. This is not true; subscription views are included, in certain scenarios. The behavior differs slightly depending on whether your package includes data. What follows is an overview of MDS’ behavior in both of these scenarios:Package with no dataWhen a package is created from MDS that does not include any data, the subscription views that use a version flag are all included. For example, you have create......

Deploying Microsoft MDS (3 of 4) :: Business Rules

There are two common challenges when deploying business rules between environments: When rules or rule items are deleted from the lower environment, the changes are not reflected in the higher environmentWhen rules refer to Domain Based Attribute values, those values must exist in the target model in order to edit or execute rules We’ll tackle these issues one at a time.Deleted Rules or Rule ItemsThis is similar to the previous post in this series, which showed how MDS fails to detect deletions......

Deploying Microsoft MDS (2 of 4) :: Non-additive Model Changes

Once a solution is in production, deployments for subsequent releases must be done incrementally. MDM solutions are generally additive in nature, and most changes that are promoted involve the addition of new model artifacts (entities, attributes, business rules, etc.).As the solution grows and matures, there will be releases that include some form of cleanup to remove artifacts that are no longer needed. From a deployment perspective, this presents a challenge. MDS Model Deployment only synchro......

Deploying Microsoft MDS (1 of 4) :: Model Package Editor

The Microsoft Master Data Services model deployment functionality is quite capable, but their packaging in the MDS 2008 R2 release was slightly limiting (or, more accurately, not limiting enough). An MDS 2012 feature called Model Package Editor provides new model deployment options that dramatically improve MDS release management flexibility. In this blog post, we will discuss key MDS Model Package Editor functionality and how it can help your organization.Often times, there is a need to deploy ......

Using Search & Pattern to Find Members in Hierarchies in Master Data Maestro

As hierarchies grow larger and larger, we are aware of many customers with millions of members rolled into hierarchies; searching to find salient members or locations in the hierarchy becomes challenging. Often we rely on validation messages and notifications to find the member needing work, but typically we just need to find a member quickly based on the task in hand and our knowledge of our dimension. There are a few options with wildcards that you either may not know, or learned long ago but ......

 

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