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Key Capabilities of MDM for Anything, and Wrap-up (MDM Summer Series Part 11)

August 29, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we’ve gone across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data. Then, we looked at the key capabilities that are needed in MDM platform to address each of these use cases. In this last post of the series, we address the key capabilites needed for MDM for Anything, which is about dealing with the things that you are producing and/or the things that you using to produce them, for things that don’t fit to the four other facets of product master data described in this series.

MDM for anything refers to all the master data about product and things that are very specific to an industry, a use case, an enterprise… As this is specific, you would have to define on a case by case basis what is needed from your MDM solution, in terms of modeling, data quality, data accessibility, data stewardship, master data services... In any case, the flexibility of the solutions will key. By flexibility, I mean that the MDM solution should allow designing very specific data models, to connect easily to any source of data and eventually to applications in real time. 

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Key Capabilities of MDM for Product Information Management (MDM Summer Series Part 10)

August 27, 2014 - 04:06 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we’ve gone across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data. Now we are looking at the key capabilities that are needed in MDM platform to address each of these use cases. In this post, we address the MDM for Product Information Management, which is about managing the customer facing side of build to stock products.

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Key Capabilities of MDM for Regulated Products (MDM Summer Series Part 9)

August 25, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we’ve gone across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data. Now we are looking at the key capabilities that are needed in MDM platform to address each of these use cases. In this post, we address the MDM for Regulated Products, which is about using MDM to support compliance to regulations related to products or facilitate data exchange related to products between business partners.

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Key Capabilities of MDM for Lean Managed Services (MDM Summer Series Part 8)

August 21, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we’ve gone across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data. Now we are looking at the key capabilities that are needed in MDM platform to address each of these use cases. In this post, we address the MDM for lean managed services , which is about creating and orchestrating a standardized and unified infrastructure from a heterogeneous landscape of legacy assets.

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Key Capabilities of MDM for Material Data (MDM Summer Series Part 7)

August 18, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we’ve gone across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data. Now we are looking at the key capabilities that are needed in MDM platform to address each of these use cases. In this post, we address the MDM for Material Data.

As we will further discover through this post, strong data integration and data cleansing capabilities will be needed, together with the ability to model and maintain a uniform semantic view of the data across multiple models inherited from legacy applications and/or commercial off the shelf software. Standardization capabilities are important too, so that product can be easily browsed and searchable and product data can be electronically shared between business partners or regulation authorities when applicable. Strong stewardship capabilities will be needed as well.

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MDM for Anything (MDM Summer Series Part 6)

August 14, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we go across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data.

After reviewing all the other use cases, there is what I call MDM for “anything”.  This is in fact not a real facet, because the only common point of the product data that goes in this category is that they don’t belong to the aforementioned categories.

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Product Information Management (MDM Summer Series Part 5)

August 11, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we go across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data. In this post, we focus on the Product Information Management use case.

Product Information Management (PIM) is the most popular use case of MDM for Product Data. For companies that distribute off-the-shelf products, this has become a must, especially where those products are distributed across multiple channels. This is probably why this use case drives so much attention from solution vendors, even if it applicable only in some industries.

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MDM for Regulated Products (MDM Summer Series Part 4)

August 7, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we go across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data.

In this fourth part of the series, we focus on MDM for Regulated Products. This use case happens when products must comply with government or industry regulations.  This mandates to adhere to standard codifications and to exchange information beyond the enterprise walls to provide control and traceability on how products are sourced, tested, manufactured, packaged, documented, transported or promoted.

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MDM for Lean Managed Services (MDM Summer Series Part 3)

August 4, 2014 - 04:30 - Jean-Michel Franco

In this “summer series” of posts dedicated to Master Data Management for Product Data, we go across what we identified as the five most frequent use cases of MDM for product data.

This post focuses on MDM for Lean Managed Services,  a use case that we are seeing in companies that operate an infrastructure composed of a large number of equipment. For example, this can be a facility manager that operates a set of devices to deliver IT or network capabilities to its customers; or a utility provider that manages a networked grid; or a provider of Maintenance, Repair and Operations related services. Sometimes also referred as MDM for asset data, this use case is also sometimes refered as MDM for asset dataalso applies for enterprises that are providing support and services for their product line.

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#BigDataWithTalend: Customer Service Analysis with Hadoop

August 1, 2014 - 03:14 - Yves de Montcheuil

We asked Hadoop Summit attendees to share their big data story.

In this short sequence, Therian Webb of ClickFox provides insight on customer service data analysis.

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