Monday, June 26, 2017
Profisee Master Data Management Blog

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......

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 ......

New Features in Microsoft SQL Server 2012

SQL Server 2012 Master Data Services has been built to address many of the major issues of the last release (2008 R2). Fans will be pleasantly surprised by these innovations, while detractors will see many of their complaints vanish. The new features of MDS can be grouped into three major enhancements: User Experience: In the 2008 R2 release, the Explorer controls could be described as either quirky or slow. In MDS 2012, the user experience has been broken into two tools uniquely suited to speci......


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