Loraine Lawson spoke with David Loshin, president of the Washington, D.C.-based BI consultancy, Knowledge Integrity, and the author of Master Data Management, a book on MDM published by the MK/OMG Press, about how IT leaders separate out the marketing hype from what's really possible and pertinent about master data and managing it.
We need to move away from the current environment in which data is treated as separate from (and subservient to) applications and business process-which may require a cultural shift within the IT department.
Published By: SAP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 16, 2009
This SAP Insight explores the importance of master data and the barriers to achieving sound master data, describes the ideal master data management solution, and explains the value and benefits of effective management of master data.
The implementation of an information strategy is critical to your organization's business success and key to sustaining your competitive advantage. IBM’s Information Agenda has been specifically designed to help. Philip Howard of Bloor Research has helpful insights on getting started.
A comprehensive solution for leveraging data in today's retail environment. From customer data to product placement statistics, retail organizations are constantly juggling information. As the sheer amount of data continues to grow, it becomes increasingly difficult to manage. Not only does data come in many different forms—such as reports, memos and e-mails—but often it’s scattered across multiple repositories.
A comprehensive solution for leveraging data in today's financial industry. Most organizations realize that the key to success lies in how well they manage data—and the banking industry is no exception. From customer statistics to strategic plans to employee communications, financial institutions are constantly juggling endless types of information.
Corporate master data is a critical asset that must be increasingly managed within and beyond the enterprise, primarily to solve business problems in compliance, customer service, sales, and marketing. Such master data may be indentified, harmonized and integrated at multiple levels of the software stack to materialize a single customer view (or supplier, product, view etc.).
Organizations with data-sharing environments, complex information and systems hinder business responsiveness and decision makers’ ability to make informed decisions. This white paper will describe how engaging in a master data management (MDM) project enables effective governance of data - specifically master data - and achieves maturity in key categories of the IBM Data Governance Maturity Model.
IBM Multiform Master Data Management manages master data domains - customers, accounts, products - that have significant impact on the most important business processes and realize the promise of Service Oriented Architecture (SOA). IBM is the only vendor that delivers an integrated MDM product with significant out-of-the-box functionality for each MDM usage style - collaborative, operational and analytical - across multiple data domains, thereby managing the complete data lifecycle.
Many significant business initiatives and large IT projects depend upon a successful data migration. Your goal is to minimize as much risk as possible through effective planning and scoping. This paper will provide insight into what issues are unique to data migration projects and offer advice on how to best approach them.
Published By: Quocirca
Published Date: Apr 23, 2007
Information management, which includes both data and content management, is an essential building block for Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA). By taking a service oriented approach to information, you can achieve much greater value from your information assets.
Published By: Siperian
Published Date: Jan 24, 2007
Master Data Management is a cohesive strategy for managing all master data domains. Where is your organization most likely to derive business value from a Master Data Management solutions? This report answers these questions and details the path forward: Adaptive Master Data Management.
Published By: Winshuttle
Published Date: Dec 04, 2006
This article describes an easy non-technical alternative to LSMW to update customer master records in SAP in fewer steps than LSMW, without technical involvement, and without requiring authorizations in SAP.
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