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Master Data Management

Datasource Consulting delivers best-in-class solutions to help your organization better integrate, increase confidence, and improve the management of your organization’s most valuable data.

Why MDM?

Master Data Management identifies the most critical information within an organization, master data, and creates a single view of the data to drive business decisions.

A truly robust MDM program considers Data Quality, Data Integration, and Data Governance. Datasource’s combined experience in all of these areas allows us to deliver broad solutions incorporating each aspect of Enterprise Data Management (EDM).

Where to start?

Before committing your resources and budget to an MDM initiative, start with an assessment. A Datasource Master Data Management Assessment evaluates your program’s current state and defines a path a to a more ideal future state. The resulting roadmap outlines short-term and long-term steps to turn your vision into a reality. All assessment outputs are provided in clear business terms, tailored to your organization’s needs and priorities.

Master Data Management Assessment outputs include:

  • Current State Analysis: May include consolidated interview results, documentation of MDM needs and alignment with business objectives, documentation of MDM’s place in relation to tandem enterprise efforts, a technology inventory and analysis, process findings, and current state data and integration architecture

  • Future State Vision: May include the definition of success based on business value and needs, technology recommendations, MDM architecture recommendations, and MDM strategy as well as recommended implementation approach, reference data approach, and organizational recommendations

  • Gap Analysis: Identifies the delta between current state and desired future state vision

  • Roadmap: Includes a value/cost matrix (business use cases that a technical MDM solution can support) and project identification, including duration, roles, cost, and prioritization

  • Presentation: Presented to your organization’s MDM stakeholders detailing all of the findings, recommendations, results, and roadmap

Implementing Master Data Management?

The Datasource Master Data Management Methodology includes the creation of a centralized information hub that avoids traditional point-to-point integration of applications.

We start by leveraging the assessment results, which provide our team with an overall understanding of the current state environment, the desired future state vision, and the implementation recommendations. This enables the team to hit the ground running.

During the requirements and analysis phase, we leverage information gained from the Assessment and work closely with the client to develop business and technical requirements, pertinent models, and the overall architectural design.

Then we deliver in iterations, using an Agile approach for faster delivery of the highest value solutions. The iterations consist of Design, Develop, and Test cycles. Several iterations may become a release, which is then deployed to production.

Datasource works hand-in-hand with your business to ensure knowledge transfer and continuous support throughout the duration of the project.

Meet the experts: Schedule a call with one of our competency leads.