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Even companies that rely on a single ERP solution for operational systems find that managing master data involves unique challenges. It is rare that the master data required for daily operational needs is sufficient for analysis and planning. In reality, BI requires master data to be managed beyond what is appropriate for an ERP. MDM does not only support hierarchies for BI, but also may be used to manage the integration of multiple data sources. Integration may involve ‘internal’ systems such as CRM or WMS, or ‘external’ partner systems such as those used by distributors or survey companies. Master data solutions may also involve ‘authoring’ to multiple downstream applications, including ERP.
We have experience from multiple MDM implementations supporting BI analysis, planning systems such as Manugistics and APO as well as systems supporting the integration of mission critical operational systems.