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Frequently Asked Questions

1. What domains/subject areas does webMethods OneData master?
While OneData can master any domain/subject area, our customers have primarily used OneData to master customer data, product data, reference data, metadata and hierarchy subject areas as well as multiple domains.

2. What architectural styles does OneData support?
OneData supports centralized, consolidated, hybrid, co-existent and central deployment architectural styles out-of-the-box.

3. Does OneData support both operational and analytical (data warehousing and business intelligence) use cases?
Yes, it does. 

4. What data models can OneData use or import?
You can create/edit a data model with OneData, or you can import any data model.

5. Can the data in OneData be exported for use by other systems, such as business intelligence systems?
Yes, it can. The OneData database is non-proprietary, and the data is easily exported in various industry standard formats for use by other systems.

6. What about metadata and the ISO 11179 ISO standard?
OneData is the only MDM solution that supports a metadata registry component with support for the ISO 11179 standard out-of-the-box and can even extend it.

7. What types of hierarchies does OneData manage?
OneData supports leveled, alternate and ragged hierarchies, including those that are self-recursive and network-recursive.

8. I’ve heard that OneData supports many architectural styles, many data domains and operational and analytical use cases all in the same instance! Is this really true?
Yes.

9. What is the typical implementation time?
Usually it’s just a matter of weeks, because OneData typically requires only configuration changes instead of coding. Therefore, it can be implemented much more quickly than other MDM solutions.

10. What is the user interface like? Is it strictly for data architects and managers?
OneData’s user interface can be easily configured to support the requirements of data stewards and architects. It also can be simplified to meet the reporting and query demands of business users.