Business Intelligence Network Announces Release of Master Data Management Research

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Data quality, data profiling and data integration identified as pillars of master data management solutions.

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The research report and accompanying case studies provide invaluable information for all organizations as they work on master data management solutions.

The Business Intelligence Network™ announces the release of its latest research study: Data Profiling, Data Integration and Data Quality: The Pillars of Master Data Management. Conducted by industry expert David Loshin, this extensive research report discusses why successful MDM solutions require quality integration of master data from across the enterprise, relying on:

  •     Inventory and identification of candidate master data objects
  •     Resolution of semantics, hierarchies and relationships for master entities
  •     Seamless standardized information extraction, sharing and delivery
  •     A migration process for consolidating the “best records” for the master repository
  •     A service-oriented approach for accessing the consolidated master directory
  •     Managing enterprise data integration using a data governance framework

Sponsoring companies and the customers that were interviewed for the research are:

Sponsor: Business Objects
Customer: Sterling Commerce

Sponsor: DataFlux
Customer: Intrawest

Sponsor: Identity Systems
Customer: A Worldwide Property, Casualty and Specialty Insurance Company

Sponsor: Initiate Systems
Customer: Sutter Health

Sponsor: Pervasive
Customer: Olmsted Medical Center

Sponsor: Silver Creek Systems
Customer: Avnet Electronics Marketing

Sponsor: Siperian
Customer: LexisNexis

Each customer’s approach and strategy for data profiling, data quality and/or data integration is discussed in the research report as the approach relates to a particular aspect of master data management.

“We are pleased to announce the completion and availability of this extensive research,” says Ron Powell, Cofounder and Editorial Director of the Business Intelligence Network. “The research report and accompanying case studies provide invaluable information for all organizations as they work on master data management solutions.”

The full report and an on-demand web seminar discussing the report are available for immediate viewing at the Business Intelligence Network’s research site:

About Business Intelligence Network™
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