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Master Data Management — No Headlong Rush to the Cloud

Published: 04 November 2015

ID: G00289621

Analyst(s): Adam Ronthal , Michael Moran


Despite growing rates of cloud adoption in data management, analytics and enterprise applications, those for cloud-based MDM have lagged. With cloud-based options for MDM increasingly coming to market, MDM program leaders should be aware of the resultant differing decision criteria before selection.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • While SaaS MDM is increasingly becoming available, the primary choice axis for end-user organizations is either lower cost of entry into MDM solutions or robust customization/configurability
  • Cloud-based MDM enables flexibility but at higher cost in the long run, meaning information and MDM program leaders will need to develop TCO models for any prospective cloud-based MDM solutions

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