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Supporting Business Analytics When Your ERP Is a Spider’s Web of Data Sources

Published: 28 August 2019

ID: G00386676

Analyst(s): Tim Faith , Denise Ganly , Denis Torii


Enterprises struggle to build a single source of truth from multiple data sources within their application portfolios. Application leaders can enhance the accuracy of composite data for business analytics by following these six steps to identify, manage and protect master data.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Define the Business Outcomes Needed
  • Identify the Master Data
  • Create a Master Data Custody Process
  • Select a Suitable MDM Implementation Style
  • Protect Data Privacy
  • Keep Bad Data Out, and Don’t Put Bad Data In

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