Master Data Management

Master data management (MDM) is a category of software infrastructure that operationalizes the acquisition, distribution, and management of core data entities, including customers, products, and suppliers. As enterprises grapple with service-oriented architecture (SOA) demands, they increasingly recognize the need to manage master data, such as customer, product, supplier, location, and employee data, outside of the core applications that use it. Doing so offers the promise of enabling existing applications to work off the same master data, reducing data quality and redundancy concerns and improving the support of instance consolidation, supplier collaboration, Lean Manufacturing, eCommerce, and business intelligence initiatives.

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  • Master Data Management
  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:2014 Technology Imperatives For US Healthcare Insurers

    US Healthcare Payers Are Rocked By A Regulatory Tsunami

    The healthcare payer market is being disrupted by new laws and regulations — especially the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In response to the new regulations, the health insurance industry is...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management Solutions, Q1 2014

    How The Top Five MDM Vendors Stack Up For Multiplatform

    The ability to keep pace with trends like big data, open data, sophisticated analytics, and the de-compartmentalization of data silos and processes, distinguishes leading master data management (MDM)...

    • Downloads: 614
  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Market Overview: Master Data Management, Q2 2013

    A Critical Component For Data Agility

    The increasingly complex task of managing data requires new master data management (MDM) capabilities. While the first MDM implementations focused on a single domain — such as customer data...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Craft Your Future State BI Reference Architecture

    Road Map: The Business Intelligence Playbook

    In the face of rising data volume and complexity and increased need for self-service, enterprises need an effective business intelligence (BI) reference architecture to utilize BI as a key corporate...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Embrace Future Trends To Deliver HRM Business Impact

    Future Look: The Human Resource Management Playbook

    This report outlines the future outlook for application development and delivery (AD&D) professionals working with human resources executives on their applications and business process optimization...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Updated 2012: BI Service Provider Short-Listing Tool

    Create a shortlist using our tool to find the right set of providers based on your technology requirements, industry, project size, and geographic scope.Eliminate or add partners based on factors...

    • Downloads: 156
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:The Secret To Better Customer Service: High Data Quality

    Business process professionals supporting customer service operations understand the need for data but do little to take responsibility for its quality. Data management professionals, on the other...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Employee Master Data Management Trends

    These data charts detail the results of the August 2011 Global Employee Master Data Management Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 70
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Manage Master Data About Your People

    Organizations Face Challenges With The Proliferation Of Employee Data

    Although the notion of a global system of record for employee information is widely accepted, many organizations are unable to achieve this goal. The majority of organizations maintain complex and...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends In Aligning Business Process And Master Data Management Initiatives

    These data charts present the results of Forrester's 2011 Process Data Management Online Survey.

    • Downloads: 122
  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Master Data Management: Customer Maturity Takes A Great Leap Forward

    Inquiry Spotlight On Master Data Management, Q1 2010 to Q2 2011

    Master data management (MDM), the business capability charged with finally delivering that elusive single trusted view of critical enterprise data, is far from being a mature, commoditized competency...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Meanings Matter: The Semantic Web Enriches Data Management And Fuels Processes

    Semantics is just a fancy word for what things truly mean. Historically, semantics has been the realm of geeky information management specialists. But for business process pros, process integration...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Data Governance Must Bridge Business Process, Policy, Architecture, And Value

    Business process and data management professionals recognize the business need for effective data governance and the value it can deliver. Yet data governance remains an immature and poorly...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Industry-Specific Master Data Management Trends

    This set of data charts, taken from the November 2010 Global master Data Management Online Survey, analyzes data from 134 MDM-savvy IT professionals in five distinct industries-- healthcare; the...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Trends 2011: It's Time For The Business To Own Master Data Management Strategies

    Business process professionals recognize master data management (MDM) as a critical enabler to deliver optimized business processes and trusted business insights. But ownership of MDM remains in the...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Master Data Management Deployment Trends

    This set of data charts summarizes deployment trends gleaned from Forrester’s November 2010 Global Master Data Management Online Survey.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Current State Of MDM Maturity

    This set of data charts summarizes maturity trends gleaned from Forrester’s November 2010 Global Master Data Management Online Survey.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Master Data Management Adoption Trends

    This set of data charts presents findings from Forrester's November 2010 Global Master Data Management Online Survey related to MDM adoption trends.

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Avoid Process Data Headaches: Align Business Process And Data Governance Initiatives

    Today, enterprises swim in an endless ocean of business data used to power mission-critical business processes, executive decisions, corporate policies, and business rules. Many organizations kick...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:The Top 15 Technology Trends EA Should Watch: 2011 To 2013

    An Empowered Report: High-Impact Technologies That You Should Track

    Forrester began summarizing technology trends last year to help enterprise architects create their organizations' technology watch lists. For this year's list of top trends, we've used the same...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Forrester TechRadar™: Enterprise Data Integration, Q1 2010

    Data Integration Technologies Evolve To Address New Challenges

    Today, enterprises face increasing data integration challenges, largely because of growing data volumes, data protection issues, data migration complexities, the need for real-time information,...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Enterprise Architecture Must Lead Enterprise Metadata Management Strategies

    IT organizations already recognize metadata management as crucial for structured data quality but increasingly look to leverage metadata to improve the quality of business and IT processes. Despite...

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  • For Enterprise Architecture Professionals

    Report:Topic Overview: Information Architecture

    Information architecture (IA) is a cornerstone of enterprise architecture (EA), but 43% of the architects we surveyed either have not yet addressed this domain or have only begun to implement what...

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  • For Application Development & Delivery Professionals

    Report:Assessing MDM Vendor Preferences Based On ERP And CRM App Usage

    This set of data charts will leverage the findings from the August 2009 Global Master Data Management/Data Quality Online Survey.

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  • For CIO Professionals

    Report:CIOs: Develop A Technology Watch List

    The Top 15 Technology Trends To Watch

    As IT executives set out their strategies and plan for 2010 and beyond, they must determine what the top technology trends are for their business and gauge IT's ability to support the next phase of...

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