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Pros
"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."

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"The most valuable thing is what it does: data management.""The solution is great at standardizing all of our records.""Some of the features that I have found to be beneficial are the search and uploads functions."

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Cons
"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."

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"The user interface is not user-friendly.""Overall, they just a little bit more flexibility in terms of assigning roles or adding new roles. We have a longer approval process, so we need to break it down into more roles than what is typically available and we need to hard-code it.""The UI could improve by being more neat and clean. Sometimes users find it difficult to use it."

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"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."

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"The cost of the product is not ideal.""The cloud solution is subscription-based, it is paid monthly or quarterly. If the solution is on-premises, it is a one-time fee. As far as I am aware there are no additional costs."

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Top Answer: 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.
Top Answer: 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… more »
Top Answer: Mainly, I do infrastructure support. We do fine-tuning, information, configuration, higher-level availability, and replication. Also, single and clustering solutions - both kinds. We do on-premises… more »
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Microsoft Master Data Services, Microsoft MDM, Microsoft SQL Server Master Data ServicesSAP MDG
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Overview

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.

Your company wants accurate, complete, and trusted supplier data to master your digital business processes and business models. The SAP® Master Data Governance application simplifies the integration of supplier data residing in both SAP and third-party sources. It supports cleansing, standardization, duplicate detection, and best-record calculation. It then lets you synchronize clean and standardized data across cloud and on-premise applications.

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ETA a.s., Apeejay Surrendra Group, Blue Star Infotech, Rotherham Doncaster and South Humber NHS Foundation, The Sydney Children's Hospitals Network, New Belgium BrewingConvergent IS, CHIO Aachen, Dell, Hamburg Port Authority (HPA), City of Boston, Mozzart, Mitsui Knowledge Industry (MKI), AOK Bundesverband, eBay
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Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider15%
Insurance Company7%
Government5%
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Computer Software Company43%
Comms Service Provider14%
Manufacturing Company9%
Media Company6%
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Small Business40%
Large Enterprise60%
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Find out what your peers are saying about Microsoft MDS vs. SAP Master Data Governance and other solutions. Updated: January 2021.
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Microsoft MDS is ranked 2nd in Master Data Management with 6 reviews while SAP Master Data Governance is ranked 4th in Master Data Management with 3 reviews. Microsoft MDS is rated 7.2, while SAP Master Data Governance is rated 7.4. 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 SAP Master Data Governance writes "Good workflows and record standardization but needs to be more flexible". Microsoft MDS is most compared with Informatica MDM, Profisee, Semarchy xDM, Pimcore and Reltio Cloud, whereas SAP Master Data Governance is most compared with Informatica MDM, Stibo STEP MDM, SAP Hybris PCM, Prospecta Master Data Online and IBM InfoSphere MDM. See our Microsoft MDS vs. SAP Master Data Governance report.

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