We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"With Microsoft, we buy everything though an agreement, so we purchase volume licensing every year."
"I would like to see better pricing."
"MDS is a part of the SQL Server enterprise license. I am not aware of any additional costs."
"SAP is more expensive than Microsoft."
"The solution does require a license and we have enterprise licenses."
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Master Data Services (MDS) is the SQL Server solution for master data management. Master data management (MDM) describes the efforts made by an organization to discover and define non-transactional lists of data, with the goal of compiling maintainable master lists. An MDM project generally includes an evaluation and restructuring of internal business processes along with the implementation of MDM technology. The result of a successful MDM solution is reliable, centralized data that can be analyzed, resulting in better business decisions.
Pimcore is an award-winning open-source software for customer experience management, product information management (PIM/MDM), digital asset management (DAM) and eCommerce.
Pimcore recently named Gartner Cool Vendor 2018, which delivers significant business value. Enterprises choose Pimcore because it seamlessly integrates 4 applications – Product Information Management (PIM), Digital Asset Management (DAM), Customer Experience Management (CMS/UX) and eCommerce. The software is licensed open-source and available free of charge. Because we believe that control over intellectual property and software belongs in the hands of our customers. Thousands, including Burger King, Audi, Dr Oetker and United Rentals have already chosen Pimcore. We are proud that more and more businesses worldwide are creating their digital world with Pimcore, benefiting from the comprehensive digital transformation services we provide. At present, we employ 150 people at three locations in Austria, India and the USA.
Microsoft MDS is ranked 2nd in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 7 reviews while Pimcore is ranked 17th in Master Data Management (MDM) Software. Microsoft MDS is rated 7.8, while Pimcore is rated 0.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft MDS writes "MDS 2016 - Primitive but the price is right". On the other hand, Microsoft MDS is most compared with Informatica MDM, SAP Master Data Governance, Profisee, Reltio Cloud and Talend MDM Platform, whereas Pimcore is most compared with SAP Hybris PCM, Stibo Systems Product Master Data Management, Informatica MDM, Ataccama Reference Data Manager and Stibo STEP MDM.
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