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Select the Best Master Data Management Implementation Styles for Your Needs

Published: 27 July 2018

ID: G00351471

Analyst(s): Simon Walker , Bill O'Kane, Michael Moran


Implementing MDM programs is complex and disruptive, especially without prior knowledge of the differences in MDM implementation styles. Data and analytics leaders can increase their chances of success and reduce disruption by selecting the best mix of styles, technologies and vendors.

Table Of Contents
  • Implementation Styles Give Your MDM Program Flexibility and Adaptability
  • The Characteristics of Each Style Determine Its Disruptive Impact
  • Implementation Decision Points: Understanding the Key MDM Features
    • Authoring Source
    • Persistence/Storage
    • Validation Source
    • Primary Consumer
    • Data Latency
    • Search Complexity/Data Distribution
  • Taking MDM to the Next Level

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