I often become involved in an organization’s MDM program when they’ve reached out to InfoTrellis for help with cleaning up after a failed project or initiating attempt number X at achieving what, to some, is a real struggle. There can be a lot of reasons for a Master Data Management implementation failing, and none of them are due to the litany of blame game reasons that can be used in these scenarios. Most failures arise from common problems that people just were not prepared for.
Master Data Management (MDM) is no longer a “fast follower” initiative but is now a generally accepted part of any information management program. Many enterprises have well established MDM programs and many more are at the beginning stages of implementation. In order to be successful with MDM you need continuous insights into that master data itself and how it is being used otherwise it is impossible to truly manage the master data. An MDM dashboard is an effective tool for obtaining these insights.