Suman JupudiSr. Database Developer at Hill Physicians Medical Group
Anonymous UserIndependent Software Consultant at a tech services company
We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
"Technical support is very good."
"The most valuable feature is the administration console."
"It is very easy to deploy and provision a machine."
"What I like about Microsoft, is that it has a huge database with many users."
"Its availability for a secured server is one of its most valuable features. Also its replications - we can manage eight replicas. Their clustering and availability groups are also valuable."
"It has a very good feature called Excel plug-in. You just have to install the plug-in, and then it directly connects to the MDS instance where you can maintain and manage your data and publish it right through Excel. You don't need to go to the front end to make any changes. It has easy integration with SQL Server, and you can use SSIS to do the ETLs. It is a part of the Microsoft stack. It works with most of the Microsoft stuff."
"It's very easy to use."
"One of the main features I have found useful is the integration with Azure active directory."
"The product is able to utilize the SQL server toolkit and it has tight integration with the SQL server."
"We really like the matching and merging features."
"The solution could be better integrated into Microsoft's other products."
"In the next version, I would like to see integration with Azure."
"Most of the Microsoft partners, especially digitally, are separate. Personnel are business people, and they do not have technical expertise, so you end up as a company spending a lot of money training your staff and your engineers."
"They do not offer the SQL Server Management tool via the installation. It is a separate tool I use when I'm trying to configure the mirroring with SQL Server Mirroring. This is not supported and I'm getting some errors on the database mirroring."
"The only drawback is that it does not have the matching, merging, and all true MDM components. For these, you have to use another competent called Data Quality Services (DQS). You need to plug it in and use it along with MDS for true MDM. Both of these are integrated together, but you have to do them separately, whereas, in Profisee, there are a couple of screens where you can configure the matching process, create matching rules, and other things, and everything is in one product, which is not the case with MDS. In order to implement a true MDM, you need MDS, DQS, and SSIS. You have to use MDS to store your golden records, DQS to configure and standardize all your rules and matching percentages, and SSIS to load the data to DQS and MDS. At the same time, you also need Melissa Data to clean up your addresses to validate and standardize the addresses. That's the main component of true MDM. It would be good if they can create a true matching component inside MDS and merge MDS and DQS."
"It would be a better option to have an on-cloud version."
"I do not like using Silverlight and Internet Explorer. The new 2019 version gets rid of that, which is one of the reasons why we are looking to switch."
"The way training is laid out in their Profisee University, makes it really, really hard to find what you need fast."
"When we updated to version 7.1, there were some workflow issues."
"The pricing of this solution is good."
"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."
"We didn't come across any additional licensing fees."
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.
The Profisee Platform is a full featured enterprise master data management solution designed to provide the lowest total cost of ownership of any competitive solution, without sacrificing on functionality across all major components of an MDM platform. The Profisee Platform was designed from the ground up as a multi-domain platform, to model and manage virtually any master data domain or reference data set. With a focus on the business, Profisee provides the first MDM solution that is truly approachable and affordable for business data stewards.
Microsoft MDS is ranked 2nd in Master Data Management with 9 reviews while Profisee is ranked 8th in Master Data Management with 2 reviews. Microsoft MDS is rated 7.6, while Profisee is rated 8.0. The top reviewer of Microsoft MDS writes "MDS 2016 - Bit clunky but it works and the price is right and easy to get setup ". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Profisee writes "Great ability to support workflows, excellent out-of-the-box usability, and very good documentation". Microsoft MDS is most compared with Informatica MDM, SAP Master Data Governance, Semarchy xDM, Reltio Cloud and Pimcore, whereas Profisee is most compared with Informatica MDM, Semarchy xDM, SAP Master Data Governance, Reltio Cloud and Informatica PIM. See our Microsoft MDS vs. Profisee report.
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