Master Data Management

Unified Data Management: A Collaboration of Data Disciplines and Business Strategies

Provided by SAP

Category Master Data Management

Type White Paper

Length 31

Publish Date April 01 2010

Date posted June 07 2010


In most organizations today, data and other information are managed in isolated silos by independent teams using various data management tools for data integration, quality, profiling, federation, meta- and master data management, and so on. However, there's a trend toward universal data management (UDM), a practice that holistically coordinates teams and integrates tools, to assure cross-system data standards and architectures, cross-team design and development synergies, and high levels of data integrity, quality, and lineage. But universal data management isn't purely a technical affair. Its ultimate goal is to achieve strategic, data-driven business objectives, like fully informed operational excellence and business intelligence, plus related goals in governance, compliance, business transformation, and business integration. In fact, the challenge of UDM is to balance its two important goals - uniting multiple data management practices and aligning these with business goals that depend on data for success.

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