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A Comparison of Master Data Management Implementation Styles

Published: 16 October 2012

ID: G00228913

Analyst(s): Lyn Robison


Master data management (MDM) program managers and information architects need to understand the characteristics of the various implementation styles in order to determine which style (or styles) best fulfills their MDM requirements.

Table Of Contents

Summary of Findings


  • The Four MDM Implementation Styles
  • Tools and Components for the Four MDM Implementation Styles
  • How Do the MDM Implementation Styles Differ From One Another?
  • How Do MDM Components Function Within Each Implementation Style?
    • Development and Governance Tools and Utilities
    • Master Data Definitions
    • Data Quality Processes
    • MDM Services Management and Managed Communications Infrastructure
    • MDM Utility Services



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