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Do I Need ETL/ESB Inside My MDM Solution or MDM Inside My ETL/ESB?

(In short: Neither.) Data integration is a critical component of any Master Data Management program but beware of all-in-one solutions.

Over the last 12 months, the Master Data Management (MDM) landscape has evolved and many say it has matured. As MDM and Data Governance became top priorities for large companies, traditional ETL/ESB vendors seized the opportunity and acquired MDM pure-play vendors.

In the past, ETL or ESB vendors have been “integration-focused”. But now with their...

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How to Manage the Various Dimensions of Your Master Data Life Cycle

A common definition of Master Data Management (MDM) is “a single version of the truth” or “a single view of X”. While it is true that the objective of any MDM initiative is to create one reference of shared data for the enterprise, I always find this definition a bit restrictive.

Actually, what makes master data complex is not only its level of duplication, but also its life cycle. Or we could say life cycles, because there are many different dimensions to consider.

The various...

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Financial MDM: An Alternative to Oracle Hyperion DRM

As we work on Master Data Management (MDM) initiatives with our customers in the UK and North America, here’s what we’re hearing from Finance & Accounting (F&A) teams about their experience with Oracle Hyperion DRM:

  • There’s a lack of governance workflow. “DRM lacks built-in workflow capabilities so we cannot define collaborative processes for change management or approval.”
  • It’s too complex for business users. “It’s not user-friendly, the User Interface (UI) was designed...
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The MDM User Experience–It really does make a difference

On February 8th, we announced EBX5, the fifth major release of our multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) software. While EBX5 introduces many new features for master data quality, authoring and lineage, an important part of the announcement is the product’s new user interface (UI) which was specifically designed for business users.

Business users own master data and are responsible for its quality and governance. In fact, day-to-day, they are often the front-line managers for data...

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Dan Power reviews EBX5 Product Launch

Dan Power, well-known industry blogger and thought leader in Master Data Management (MDM) and Data Governance posted a review today on our EBX5 product announcement.

In addition to the new features, Dan recognizes the importance of the User Experience and the need for proactive data governance capabilities designed for business users.

Dan also mentions Orchestra Networks’ new functional solutions (Finance & Accounting, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing). These solutions give business...

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Orchestra Networks Delivers EBX5, the Next Generation of Multidomain MDM Designed for Business Users

New 100% Web-based Product Provides Business Users and Data Stewards with a Single Solution that Delivers Enterprise Master Data Management and Governance Capabilities.

BOSTON, MA and PARIS, France – February 8, 2011 – Orchestra Networks™, the developer of a leading multidomain master data management (MDM) platform, today announced the availability of their newest product EBX5, an end-to-end, model-driven and flexible MDM solution. Using EBX5, business users, data stewards and IT...

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