2015-10-25 12:50:05 UTC

When evaluating Master Data Management, what aspect do you think is the most important to look for?

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A lot of things are important in MDM: DQ capabilities, match & merge, workflows, user friendliness, integration and connectivity, the data model, .... The most important is to start with a very good understanding of your company's needs and processes before you start selecting a tool.

2017-01-16 14:20:08 UTC16 January 17

Know what you objectives that need to be accomplished prior to developing a plan to procure an MDM solution. What are your use cases? How much flexibility, scalability will be needed? How much time will it take to get up to speed on the product? How much integration with your existing data structures does it have built in? How much customization will need to be done? What is the method of building out that customization? What will be the cost of training power users to be able to reliably interact with the product? What is the budget for the project? How much buy in does the organization have for the need of an MDM solution? In many cases where the company is small and the data is smaller and experienced Data Architect will replace the need for an MDM Solution. There are a million questions, get answers to all of these prior to exploration?

2018-04-06 16:32:07 UTC06 April 18

Flexibility to implement your use cases quickly and easily. Being locked into a fixed schema, an inflexible data quality process or a limited UI means users won't embrace the solution and you will struggle to meet your MDM goals.

2018-01-18 17:57:52 UTC18 January 18
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