Gartner Research

Master Data Management Framework: Begin With an End in Mind

Published: 27 September 2005

ID: G00184301

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton , Dineli Samaraweera


Most companies know they have a problem with master data for their various transaction systems, but few have an overall plan for dealing with it. Cost and scope make a top-down solution impractical, especially for manufacturing and retail companies that rely on packaged software. Best practice is to make MDM improvement projects part of each significant business initiative with an explicit plan for piecing together a full solution over several years.

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