Introducing Master Data Management
Source: Forrester Research
Master data management (MDM) is a business capability enabled through the alignment of multiple information management technologies, business process improvements, and organizational commitments. MDM is much more than a single technology solution; it requires an ecosystem of technologies to allow the creation, management, and distribution of high-quality master data throughout the organization. This master data can be leveraged on both sides of your firewall — wherever and whenever it's needed. Enterprise architects and information management leaders must filter through the vendor hype surrounding MDM and use a checklist that considers the current state of the master data landscape and the technology, resource, and organizational commitment required to successfully implement this business capability across it.