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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»
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...


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What is Microsoft MDS?

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.

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Microsoft Master Data Services, Microsoft MDM, Microsoft SQL Server Master Data Services
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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 Brewing

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