Many organizations consider high quality master data as a key strategy for accomplishing corporate objectives. Proper master data management (MDM) is indeed extremely valuable when available to enterprise business processes and analytics, however, master data projects are often politically challenging, architecturally complex, time intensive and expensive.
MDM is a natural extension to data integration and data quality. Open source MDM introduces a new, more accessible approach. It reduces implementation complexity, time to value and cost. In fact, as in many other markets, open source helps organizations overcomes obstacles and realize their goals.
This White Paper provides an explanation of why the time is right for open source MDM, and predicts the effects of open source on the MDM marketplace.