Gartner Research

MDM for ERP: Governance and Data Stewardship

Published: 01 December 2010

ID: G00205677

Analyst(s): Bill Swanton

Summary

Master data management for an ERP suite requires data stewardship and company-specific tactics to match the application landscape. Companies need MDM for ERP, as well as within the context of their larger enterprise MDM efforts.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview

Analysis

  • MDM in the Enterprise Context
  • Data Governance Versus Data Stewardship
  • Manage Master Data Centrally, but Distribute Work and Accountability to the Business
  • Set the Tone From the Top to Assign Responsibility to the Business
  • Establish Concentric Business Processes for Data Governance and Data Stewardship
  • Use a Centralized MDM Group for Facilitation, Not Control
  • Tap Company Knowledge From Earlier Data Quality Projects

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