Here’s a quick excerpt from my latest “MDM Insights” column in DM Review.
I recently attended a three-day training class on one of the leading data quality products. It got me thinking about the symbiotic relationship between master data management (MDM) and data quality.
MDM without a robust approach to data quality can be dangerous. We’ve all heard the IT cliché “garbage in, garbage out.” But that is very true of building an MDM hub solution. You’re literally at the mercy of the worst data entry person in the company as you gather information from any number of source systems to feed into your new hub. If you don’t have a strong filter for what goes into the hub, both during the initial load and during day-to-day operation, you’ll quickly be fielding complaints from businesspeople around the company on the quality of the information coming out of your hub.
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