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Microsoft
Real User
Data Architect at a non-profit with 1,001-5,000 employees
May 02 2018

What is most valuable?

* Ease of use * Excel interface * Simplicity * Price (free for sql server enterprise license) * Hierarchy management features * Security integration with AD * Very fine grained security * Easy to build (and extendable) business rules *... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It enables data stewards to directly interact with data on web site or using Excel without building a custom solution. This includes data stewards getting notification emails automatically when new data is loaded that includes a link to the... more»

What needs improvement?

* * Note below reflects the current 2016 version. Previous versions had significant issues the majority of which were resolved with the current version. * Explorer GUI is still clunky and primitive. * Needs ability to remove menu options that... more»
Consultant
Lead Consultant at Applied Governance
Jan 22 2018

What is most valuable?

What makes DRM valuable to a Company? Well, Its Agnostic! That right, sure it has some direct integrations with some specific EPM tools, which are super sweet, but it can write directly to a Database table, File, or even XML. Imagine a life... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Have you ever been in those Governance meetings that are always to long already and always run over that obnoxiously long time? I have. I just got through implementing the workflow in DRM at a client that this issue was prominent at. People... more»

What needs improvement?

The only area that I could see that DRM could need improvement is well...nothing. Knowing where DRM/MDM/Razza/BankOne came from, I like it just the way it is.
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Consultant
Lead Consultant at Applied Governance
Aug 18 2017

What is most valuable?

* Management of metadata for multiple downstream applications * Ability to add complex business logic so that attributes get assigned automatically

How has it helped my organization?

Having a central place to maintain hierarchies that are pushed to multiple applications reduces the headache of the business user chasing their tail trying to figure out what the difference is. Since you have hierarchies centrally maintained,... more»

What needs improvement?

The last area that needed to be improved has gone through major renovations with the latest release. DRM now comes with a workflow capability that rivals most workflow that you have to pay for separately if you use other metadata... more»
Consultant
Senior Consultant at a tech consulting company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 24 2017

What is most valuable?

Flexibility in data modeling is one of the most valuable feature of this product as it gives numerous options to design customized data models. This helps integrate various SAP and Non-SAP solutions in an efficient way. Strong content... more»

How has it helped my organization?

SAP NetWeaver MDM together with SAP BPM provides a complete solution for Master data governance, Master Data Consolidation and Master Data Management. For example, before MDM implementation the supplier MDM was done in various desperate... more»

What needs improvement?

* Match and merge performance and features - with more data volume the performance level goes severely down. Also the transformations cannot be mass downloaded or mass uploaded, as this leads to painfully pasting them one by one. No de-merge... more»
Informatica
Real User
Senior Consulting Partner at GINNOVATES
Jul 18 2017

What is most valuable?

The flexibility to interact with many different sources and targets like Oracle, MySQL , Flat Files, Informix, SAP thru PowerExchange, applying different transformations that you can configure in an intuitive way, gives both business and IT... more»

How has it helped my organization?

The portability to use your integration flows into MDM and Data Quality helps to improve the data stewardship and also provides value for the metadata management you can take advantage of to document your business rules while interacting with... more»

What needs improvement?

The product ranking we provide is 8 out of 10 -- because there are parts of connectivity with SAP Non-Unicode that are not supported by Informatica, since they only provide connectors to write on SAP Unicode. Then, we had to develop and... more»
Consultant
Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 16 2016

What do you think of SAP Master Data Governance?

Valuable Features SAP ERP integration - infrastructure, data model, and data distribution. • Improvements to My Organization We have used this for management of SAP master data with enterprise wide workflows for objects material, such as banks, customers, and vendor. • Room for Improvement Improved mass editing functions Complete alignement with SAP ERP data model Improved document Better rich-text handling • Use of Solution I've used it since 2013. • Deployment Issues Not as long as you stay inside the set standards. • Stability Issues Not as long as you stay inside the set standards. • Scalability Issues Not as long as you stay inside the set standards. • Customer Service and Technical Support It is the standard level that we use from SAP....
Consultant
Manager at a consultancy with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 16 2016

What do you think of SAP NetWeaver MDM [EOL]?

Valuable Features Mass Editing Duplicate Check configuration • Improvements to My Organization We have used this for management of SAP master data with enterprise wide workflows for objects material, such as banks, customers, and vendor. Also, we have used it for the creation and maintenance of product catalogs which are distributed to both SAP and non-SAP systems. • Room for Improvement It's in a maintenance phase with no further development. You should consider a move away from SAP MDM • Use of Solution I've used it since 2008. • Deployment Issues Not as long as you stay inside the set standards. • Stability Issues Not as long as you stay inside the set standards. • Scalability Issues Not as long as you stay inside the set standards. • Customer...
Informatica
Consultant
MDM Lead at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Aug 27 2017

What do you think of Informatica MDM?

Valuable Features The Match-and-Merge feature is valuable. • Improvements to My Organization We are now more equipped to address the customers' issues. • Room for Improvement Performance issues can be looked at Improved release documentation is expected because I feel that the current release document doesn't give you the clear picture of what has been fixed and what has not been fixed from previous versions. • Use of Solution 3 Years • Deployment Issues We faced issues with User Exits post deployment, but those were addressed by Informatica. • Scalability Issues If the guides are followed then the instructions are very well documented about issues that may crop up during up-scaling/upgrading. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer Service: ...
Informatica
Consultant
Associate at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Nov 03 2017

What is most valuable?

Valuable features include: * 360 degree view of customer data * Data quality improvement through better decision making with respect to BI * Analytics and reporting * Improvement in he customer experience with better services provided to the... more»

How has it helped my organization?

We had implemented it across leading Life Science domain. Clients looked to implement a MDM solution for Customer data, which will create a Golden Record from multiple source systems. Single and consistent view of Customer Data arising from a... more»

What needs improvement?

I am looking forward to integration with leading data providers, such as DaaS in the Life Science domain.
Real User
Publication Architect Specialist at a wholesaler/distributor with 5,001-10,000 employees
Jun 08 2017

What is most valuable?

The feature that was most valuable to me was the ability to export files into .CSV format.

How has it helped my organization?

Everybody was able to access the information within Enable.

What needs improvement?

The product version we had was an older version, so just about every facet of the program could have been improved. * The ability to export multiple files at the same time (I think multi-thread versus single-thread) * Better performance... more»
Microsoft
Real User
Chief Data Officer at a tech company with 11-50 employees
Nov 01 2017

What do you think of Microsoft MDS?

Valuable Features Web Service integration Customer Workflow Extensions • Improvements to My Organization This product provides a robust, flexible, and secure way for my organization and our customers to manage master data without the need to write code. MDS provides excellent integration options and a range of features such as auditing, trace-ability, and change capture. • Room for Improvement The business rules definition interface could be improved. It is not the most intuitive or easy to use GUI. • Use of Solution We have used this for five years. • Stability Issues The product is very stable. • Scalability Issues No scalability issues. The product performs well and has good options in this regard. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would give...
Real User
Solution Architect at a comms service provider with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jan 31 2017

What is most valuable?

As a product that integrates out of the box with Oracle EBS and Hyperion the product has proved to be a great step forward in allowing us to manage reference data across multiple platforms and something that we were able to deploy quite... more»

How has it helped my organization?

It has enabled us to replaced existing legacy custom built solutions whilst at the same time providing greater functionality and flexibility. We are now able to produce hierarchical reporting at a much greater consistentcy.

What needs improvement?

Integrating with non-Oracle Products needs improvement, it only provides a text output file. Another area that would be useful is in mastering combinations and with Cross validations rules. That would make integration and translation from... more»
Informatica
Real User
Delivery Manager of PIM at a tech vendor with 1,001-5,000 employees
Sep 04 2016

What is most valuable?

New ProductBusiness user-friendly web user interface, dashboards and graphs, flexible task-based workflow, ability to use library of out-of-box data quality rules or define custom DQ business rules, channel specific exports, fully... more»

How has it helped my organization?

Our Implementation Delivery team is able to design and implement robust business solutions for PIM and Product MDM for our many large, global Retail, Manufacturing and Distribution clients.

What needs improvement?

Additional pre-built, "plug and play" out of the box functionality should continue to be built. Additional pre-built capabilities and connectors to better integrate with social product data for ratings/reviews, additional Ecomm and external... more»
Real User
Director/ Entrepreneur/ SAP CRM Functional
Jun 04 2017

What do you think of SAP Hybris PCM?

Valuable Features Controls product data for all channels from one single source Contains and provide a single face related to products across all channels Classifies and categorizes products, manages catalog versions, and imports multiple supplier catalogs • Improvements to My Organization Our implementation provides the business with the ability to cope with a high volume of orders per day, quickly and successfully in a diversified configurable environment. • Room for Improvement The solution needs flexibility to integrate into discount, vouchers, and orders. • Use of Solution We have been using this solution for two years. • Deployment Issues There were some issues in deployment. In the future, we may use the multi-system integration into the system. •...
Informatica
Real User
IT Director of Data and Analytics at a marketing services firm with 501-1,000 employees
Aug 28 2016

What do you think of Informatica PIM?

Valuable Features Excel-like, so adoption is easy with users. The exporting and importing of information makes data management easier. • Improvements to My Organization We have been able to assimilate our vendor products enhance the data for our web sites and other internal systems and then sync the data out to our customer facing systems with updated prices and product information. It is helping our purchase orders to be more accurate to our vendors. • Room for Improvement The job scheduler needs improvement. • Use of Solution 3 years • Deployment Issues The deployment went very well. We contracted with a smart partner who specializes in product information data implementations. This made all the difference. • Customer Service and Technical Support Customer...
Real User
SAP EIM Practice Head - MDG, DS, IS, HANA, Cransoft, DSP at a tech services company
Oct 07 2017

What is most valuable?

I found the business workflow engine embedded inside SAP Master Data Governance to be the most useful. It helped orchestrate master data CRUD operations across the enterprise cutting across departments.

How has it helped my organization?

SAP Master Data Governance helped the organisation prevent bad and unauthorised master data from entering the production database. It helped crystallise the data governance processes.

What needs improvement?

A wizard based configuration similar to S/4 HANA Activate would make it easier for business users to contribute. Consolidation function based on HANA needs improvement
Real User
National Integration Lead at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 26 2017

What do you think of TIBCO MDM?

Valuable Features Version 5.13 is stable and well supported but uses proprietary Dev environment Version 6 moves to open source but is not very stable and not very usable. • Improvements to My Organization Great integration tool for complex integration environment - large range of adapters and connection software. • Room for Improvement Version 6 needs more work - stay with 5 unless you have to move. • Use of Solution Several years. • Deployment Issues No. • Stability Issues No. • Scalability Issues No. • Customer Service and Technical Support The technical support is very good. • Previous Solutions Replaced SAP PI in some areas - much better and easier to implement. • Initial Setup It takes a while to set up but once installed works well...
Informatica
Real User
PIM Data Administrator at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Jun 29 2017

What do you think of Informatica PIM?

Valuable Features Having access to PIM production, we get all the details of the supplier from here and we also get to update the information on the master catalog for urgent tasks. • Improvements to My Organization In our department, it's easier to get the information needed in a report or task. I cannot go into details due to confidentiality issues. • Room for Improvement From my point of view, a quick response time is needed when searching for an item. • Use of Solution I have been using this system for almost ten months. • Stability Issues There were no stability issues so far. • Scalability Issues There were no scalability issues so far. • Customer Service and Technical Support I would rate the technical support a 10/10. They are very helpful and...
Informatica
Consultant
Assistant Consultant at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Feb 22 2018

What do you think of Informatica MDM?

Primary Use Case To cleanse and create standardization third-party data by implementing business rules and Address Doctor. • Improvements to My Organization Manually checks on applying business rules,  The tool helps to implement business rules. It helps to get quick results as well. • Valuable Features Address Doctor. This is the best feature to gives an accurate combination of the information provided with a level of returned threshold value. • Room for Improvement To implement the new workflow with simple steps and a quick visualization with a 360 view of the data. • Use of Solution One to three years.
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Lead Consultant
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Principal Consultant
I love data. I love to categorise it, manipulate it, study it, and share it. Data Warehousing is how I satisfy this love and Business Intelligence is how I show it to others. Any type of data - music, words, pictures, numbers, ... Specialties: Data modeling, data architecture, ETL, Cognos... more>>
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Key experience in the areas of leading an MDM project, Business Intelligence & Data Warehouse support projects. Proficient in the areas of Analyzing Data Quality Issues, Handling Data Warehouse Support Issues, MDM Administration. Technical Skills – Informatica MDM, Oracle, MS SQL... more>>
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Enterprise Architect
Bilas is a thought leader with 15 years of experience in MDM & PIM strategy, solution architecting, global delivery management, information governance and rationalization. He has a proven track record of delivering high quality projects with impetus on collaborative execution and robust... more>>
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MDM Consultant
• Currently working as MDM Solution Architect for XL Insurance client. Strong Business understanding of Banking and Insurance domains. • Having more than 11 years of IT experience out of which more than 6.5 years of experience in IBM MDM (WCC7.1, MDM8.5 and MDM10.0, MDM Initiate). • Leading end... more>>
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