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Why Application and Business Architects and Analysts Should Care About MDM

Published: 27 May 2011

ID: G00212745

Analyst(s): Mike Blechar, Andrew White


Application and business process agility and integrity require master data management disciplines in advance of the need for access to consistent, high-quality, well-documented and proven data services that can be easily assembled and reused.

Table Of Contents
  • Overview


  • What Is MDM?
  • MDM's Relationship to BPM and SOA
  • Application and Business Architect and Analyst Perspectives
    • The Business Architect and Analyst Perspectives
    • The Application Architect and Developer Perspectives
  • How MDM Helps Application and Business Architects and Analysts
    • Promotes Data Service Creation, Agility and Integrity
    • Promotes the Reuse of Data Services
    • Improves Data Quality
    • Closes the Loop Between Operational and Analytical Systems
    • Supports Operational Systems' Convergence With Marketing
    • Provides Consistency for Corporate Performance Management
    • Improves BI
    • Promotes the Coordination of Master Data, Application and Business Process Governance

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