MDM 101 - What Is a Domain
Domains are really kind of the big level blocks that we use to define master data. We have some example categories of domains. So, one common domain a lot of people look to manage within the MDM is customer domain. Customers could be individuals, they could be individual people, consumers if you will. They can also be businesses as well that use. So, depending on whether you're a B2B or B2C organization, but then there's other flavors of customer or unity type domains that are out there.Read More
MDM 101 – Multi-Domain MDM
The next concept is Multi-Domain MDM. This is really where over the past, 5 to 10 years, most vendors are turning towards. In the past, you had a lot of MDM solutions that were purpose-built for a single domain. But the times are a changing, see how.Read More
MDM 101 – Reference Data
The next concept is reference data which is really just master data. But it's a little different from some of your big complex core domains. So, reference data's typically just your simple list that you use to describe things, and most of your operational applications will already have reference data embedded in them, the simple example, the list of languages I just used. Your CRM and ERP applications both might have their own list of languages that obviously have overlapped.Read More
MDM 101 - What Is Master Data
Watch the video series that explains examples of master data in your organization.Read More
MDM 101 - What Is Master Data Management
Master data management is the combination of people, process, and technology for centralizing and maintaining your master data. The key here is, it's not just the technology.Read More
MDM Strategy - 6 Pillars for Success: Technology
Given how technology-centric MDM projects tend to be, it might be surprising that technology doesn’t come into play until the fifth pillar. But in an ideal world, organizations would spend time upfront going through governance, getting their organization in place and starting to discuss current and future state processes and standards before they evaluate or adopt any technology.Read More
You Ask, We Answer: How To Get The Business to Embrace Data Management Without a Fight
Customers often wonder why some organizations are able to get budget approval for their data management initiatives quickly, while others struggle to get funding. While they know there is a business need, they struggle to get buy-in, leading to a lengthy debate where the decision in some cases is to do nothing.Read More
You Ask, We Answer - Why Master Data Management Is Not Just an IT Thing
Master Data Management (MDM) is a two part data management strategy applicable to organizations of every size in every industry. MDM includes the information definitions, business rules, and processes to provide and maintain consistent and accurate sets of master data, enabled by data management technology.Does IT facilitate the business in delivering an MDM solution? Yes.Can IT successfully deliver an MDM solution without a business need/sponsor? No.Read More
You Ask, We Answer - MDM Roles and Responsibilities
When it comes to any successful master data management project, people matter. Given that MDM is a relatively new function, most organizations aren’t sure what resources and roles need to be created or designated to make the solution successful.Read More
You Ask, We Answer - What is Master Data Management?
Master Data Management is two part data management strategy used by organizations of every size in every industry. It includes specific business processes combined with the technical infrastructure required to provide and maintain consistent and accurate sets of master data.Sometimes, we vendors in the data management world can make the easy complicated.But master data is important to everyone NO MATTER the size of your organization.Read More
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