The January/February 2011 issue of Information Management magazine is out, and my column is titled “Data Modeling: The Lingua Franca of a Successful MDM Effort”.
Here’s a brief excerpt from the article:
There are two types of master data management platforms available today: those with prebuilt data models developed by the software vendor and those that are model-driven, where the implementing company constructs the data model based on its requirements. In the second scenario, project team members from business and IT work together to create data definitions and business rules; this process defines the MDM data model.
One could debate the merits of which is better.
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