Database design: Development and implementation of a master data management system
The key facet of the master data management system (MDMS) is to have a single system as a point of reference for all commonly used items of data within a company. Each consumer system could then refer to this system for its key data ensuring common and correct data across the entire suite of applications within the organization. However, while the benefits of MDMS seem obvious, actual implementation is often problematic. Greg Griffiths describes his experiences with implementing MDMS for client companies and how it has led to the development of seven solid principles you can use for your deployment.