Published : Nov 14, 2018
NOT ON THE CURRENT EDITION
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Hold Proceed with caution
Master data management (MDM) is a classic example of the enterprise "silver bullet" solution: it promises to solve an apparently related class of problems in one go. Through creating a centralized single point of change, coordination, test and deployment, MDM solutions negatively impact an organization's ability to respond to business change. Implementations tend to be long and complex, as organizations try to capture and map all "master" data into the MDM while integrating the MDM solution into all consuming or producing systems.