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Gartner Peer Insights ‘Lessons Learned’: Implementing Master Data Management Solutions

Published: 27 May 2020

ID: G00414594

Analyst(s): Peer Contributors


MDM solutions comprise the processes, policies, governance, tools and standards that define and manage the critical data of an organization to provide a single reference point. Data and analytics leaders can learn from their peers’ implementation experience shared on Gartner Peer Insights.

Table Of Contents


Peer Lessons Learned

  • Lesson 1: Invest Time in Understanding Your Business Vision and Build Use Cases to Support Vendor Selection
  • Lesson 2: Assess the Capabilities of Different Vendors and Conduct POCs to Find a Suitable MDM Solution
  • Lesson 3: Cleanse, Model and Govern the Master Data Before Implementing the MDM Solution
  • Lesson 4: Plan Out the Implementation Strategy; Start Small and Work With a Well-Informed Implementation Partner
  • Lesson 5: Involve Internal Resources in the Early Stages of MDM Implementation; Get End-User and Stakeholder Buy-In
  • Methodology

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