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MDM’s Single-Version of Persona

MDM’s Single-Version of Persona

0 by / on August 3, 2015, 12:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Process Power, Uncategorized

Putting aside sloppy and incomplete data entry (and yes, I know that’s not a minor detail), why do large companies still have such a high tolerance for mediocre data quality, redundancy and inaccuracy? Or in MDM parlance, why don’t companies move quickly to adopt master data management and create a single-version of truth for customer, product and location – particularly […]

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M&A’s Master Data Problem

M&A’s Master Data Problem

0 by / on May 21, 2015, 12:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Process Power, Uncategorized

The following is the third and final chapter in an abridgement of Software AG’s new white paper “An IT Managers Guide to M&A Planning”.  To view the complete white paper, please click here. Data integration: M&A’s master data problem When it comes to M&A, meeting extraordinary data management challenges can be viewed as the other side of the integration coin, […]

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IT Integration Strategies for M&A

IT Integration Strategies for M&A

0 by / on May 15, 2015, 12:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not, Process Power, Uncategorized

The following is a condensed Chapter from Software AG’s  upcoming white paper “An IT Manager’s Guide to M&A Planning”. There are three key elements that any M&A should focus on: 1. Minimize time-to-integrate acquired companies – This specific measure is very critical to assessing how successfully an M&A is being executed. A key factor that influences this measure is the […]

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An IT Manager’s Guide to M&A Planning – Chapter 1

An IT Manager’s Guide to M&A Planning – Chapter 1

0 by / on May 7, 2015, 12:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not, Process Power, Uncategorized

In advance of its publication, I wanted to excerpt and share three installments of a new Software AG white paper focusing on both Integration and Master Data Management as two key accelerators for M&A. When you consider the 12 month period ending on November 30, 2014, produced (according to FACTSET Flashwire US Monthly, Dec 2014), 11,643 M&A deals in the […]

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Optimize 9.8 Raises The Bar

Optimize 9.8 Raises The Bar

0 by / on April 17, 2015, 11:32 am / in Process Power, Uncategorized

Light the candles, blow up the balloons, and release the doves for a new webMethods release is out of the door. As a Product Manager this is truly an occasion for celebration because we get to talk about all of the cool new things that we released for our products. Of course this does not really change our day-to-day job […]

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For MDM it’s “Trust, Verify – and Collaborate!”

For MDM it’s “Trust, Verify – and Collaborate!”

0 by / on April 17, 2015, 12:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Process Power, Uncategorized

Process-Driven MDM   is a two-prong concept.  As with successful  data governance initiatives,  it advocates  MDM projects should not be solely driven by IT and  not focus only on technical data management criteria.  Unfortunately,  IT initiatives  have a higher rate of failure.  Business can write the check, but if it fails to proactively partner and support MDM,  success is automatically […]

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Everything is normal – until its not

Everything is normal – until its not

0 by / on April 1, 2015, 9:14 am / in Process Power, Uncategorized

I have been doing a lot of thinking about normality recently. It seems that we take the idea of normality for granted. Perhaps it is because of this focus that I have started hearing comments involving normality all around me: “that looks normal”, “this weather is not normal”, “we normally sell more of these”, etc. We use it almost flippantly […]

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Raising MDM’s Bar for Data Enrichment

Raising MDM’s Bar for Data Enrichment

0 by / on March 26, 2015, 12:00 am / in Featured Authors, Integration Insights, Megatrends: What's Hot and What's Not, Process Power, Uncategorized

In my previous blog (Enriching the Universe of Customer Data) I made the following assertion: “Customer MDM is going well beyond its early role of merging multiple versions of customer records in order to create a single-version-of-truth. Of course, data governance is still very much about cleansing, matching and reconciliation. But once having stabilized customer master data, enrichment becomes the […]

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