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One version of the truth: one version of the facts!

Forget About Truth: Give Me the Facts!

In a recent post, Vipul Aroh, made the argument that ‘truth’ and data quality were incompatible and supported the Thomas Redman view that seeking one version of the truth in data was a ‘one lie strategy’.  If this were true, then Data Quality would be a completely flawed approach that ought to be abandoned immediately!  Now, although people’s obsession with digital data is flawed […]

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MDM Master Data Management

Customer and Supplier are NOT Master Data Entities!

This post was prompted when I received some feedback after I ran a webinar on MDM.  The feedback highlights some of the structures and thinking surrounding some MDM ‘solutions’ that, contrary to what they are sold as doing, actually contribute to MDM fragmentation. Have a read of the feedback and my response and let me […]

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Fogville - where things are always a little hazy!

Fogville Analysts Are Not Lost in the Mists, They are Exploring Complexity!

To the ordinary business or data analyst, stumbling about in a misty landscape would seem to be a situation from which they would want to extract themselves as soon as they possibly could. But that is the ordinary analyst. To the analysts of Fogville, wandering through mist and haze does not suggest being lost in […]

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The Data Compass helps enterprises plot a save passage to Data Quality.

The Universal Data Compass

Fuzzy thinking is spreading like a fog across the landscapes of data management and data quality.  Instead of extracting themselves from this fog, many data analysts actually convince themselves that, far from being lost in the mists and haze, they are actually finding enlightenment in a new and unexplored world of complexity.  Few ever emerge […]

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IMM world audience spans 5,ooo towns and cities in 181 countries.

IMM Audience Now in 5,000 Towns & Cities in 181 Countries

IMM the Integrated Modeling Method can truly be said to be global with an audience in nearly every country in the world, as shown by the map below from our website Google analytics. You can help us to grow our audience still further by: Sharing this page with colleagues and friends by clicking on one […]

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Business and data definitions give direction to an enterprise.

160 Pragmatic, High Quality Definitions for Business and Data Analysts

Quality Practice Begins with Quality Definitions Sadly, in the worlds of business and data analysis and modeling good definitions are hard to find, bad definitions abound and misunderstanding and misuse of even the most fundamental terms is commonplace. I am a perfectionist. I am passionate about quality and want to deliver it to my clients […]

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How SCV Causes Fragmented MDM

It’s ironic that a major activity, whose advocates claim will bring integration to Master Data Management (MDM), is actually a major driver of MDM fragmentation in enterprises. Sadly, in the case of Single Customer View (SCV) this is the case and, when you look closely at it, fragmentation is inevitable. Wrong Place, Wrong Direction Single […]

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MDM Seven Fatal Errors & How to Avoid Them!

The business practice referred to as Master Data Management (MDM) is plagued with Seven Fatal Errors that prevent enterprises from achieving any real success in this area, no matter how much effort or money is thrown at the problem. What are these Fatal Errors? Calling it MDM! Looking in existing data for Master Entities. Using […]

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Seven Fatal Errors in MDM and How to Avoid Them

[This  post was originally written as an article for Hub Designs Magazine in November 2012.] Errors that Kill MDM The business practice referred to as “Master Data Management” or “MDM” is plagued with Seven Fatal Errors that prevent enterprises from achieving success, no matter how much money or effort is thrown at the problem. What are […]

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Multi-Dimensional MDM Online Course – Now Enrolling.

Module 2 of Multi-Dimensional MDM online course from the IMM Academy is now live.  This module covers the most widely misunderstood of all of the Master Entities. Which one is that? Rumpelstiltskin!! It’s a bit like Rumpelstiltskin in the fairy tale. Some call it Customer, some Supplier, some Employee, some Guarantor, and so on, ad infinitum […]

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