Profisee Competitors and Alternatives

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Independent Software Consultant at a tech services company with 11-50 employees
Consultant
Top 5Leaderboard
Nov 23, 2020
Great user interface, very good documentation, and offers excellent pricing

What is our primary use case?

One use case was mastering client data. I did the installs and a proof of concept for both Profisee and Semarchy side-by-side so that I could showcase the different features of each tool for the client, to guide them to a decision on which product to buy. That use case would have been mastering personal data in the support of a non-profit.

Pros and Cons

  • "Their documentation is excellent."
  • "They need to make the workflow more enhanced or dynamic in its functionality."

What other advice do I have?

I'm not sure which version of the solution I'm using. While I typically use the on-premises version, I took their partner training workshop a few months ago and that was in the cloud on AWS. It is one cool little tool. I was able to take a handful of records as a use case and easily ingested them into the tool, and the customers just loved it. I was able to show how you can easily cleanse those records, standardize those records, match them, and build the golden record very quickly. I'd advise users to pick a small use case, take it end to end, and build it out that way as a proof of concept…
Suman Jupudi
Sr. Database Developer at Hill Physicians Medical Group
Real User
Top 5Leaderboard
Mar 5, 2021
Useful Excel plug-in, good scalability, and good integration with SQL Server and other Microsoft products

What is our primary use case?

We use it to maintain our master data sets. We do a lot of setup files and crosswalk files. We are using SQL Server 2016. It is on-prem till the recent version because SQL Server 2016 is on-prem, but from SQL Server 2019 onwards, it is compatible with Azure. I did a POC last month on the new version to host it up in Azure. We had both public and private clouds.

Pros and Cons

  • "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."
  • "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."

What other advice do I have?

I would highly recommend this solution. It is a very good tool. You don't need to implement a true MDM in order to implement MDS. You can automate a digital transformation where you can migrate your Excel and Access databases that are lying in silos to MDS. This way you would have true data governance, security, change tracking (CDC), and security versioning. There are a lot of features that are very beneficial. We'll be staying with MDS. I would rate Microsoft MDS an eight out of ten.
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