Master data management for Oracle EBusiness Suite and SFDC

Triniti Lean MDM solution is an easier, better, faster, and cheaper alternative to Oracle MDM and other conventional MDM's. Principles of Lean methodology in its product design enables Triniti MDM to be implemented in 80% less time. This will save you 80% on implementation costs! It is very user-friendly with only 2 screens for users to learn and requires fewer resources to support. It does so without compromising on quality by leveraging Triniti's leading edge governance framework. Unlike other MDM's Triniti uses a single framework to manage multiple master data domains such as item and customer. Additionally, it is also pre-integrated to SFDC and Arena PLM ensuring that all data in ERP, PLM and CRM are in synch in real time. No wonder that Triniti was picked by Gartner as a cool vendor for MDM in 2015 as a visionary in application data management. Play the video to know about Triniti Lean MDM solution.

Oracle Master Data Management software - next generation MDM software from Triniti
Next Generation MDM

Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper.
 

If you are an Oracle E-Business user primarily engaged in B2B, you should seriously consider the Triniti MDM solution. Oracle MDM and other conventional MDM solutions require older methodologies to implement. This prevents you from taking advantage of lessons learned from the last 20 years of failures and struggles of large scale implementations. Triniti's MDM solution can be implemented in less than 20% time and cost of what is required to implement those old MDM solutions. So how did Triniti's MDM solution leapfrog them?

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Triniti  is a cool vendor for MDM and is designated as a leader in application data management

Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM, 2015, G.De Simoni, R. Edjlali, S. Judah, B. O'Kane, A. White, 30 March 2015

Disclaimer : Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

The answer will be apparent when you examine the details.

Topic
Triniti MDM
Conventional HUB MDM's
Easier 2 screens for users to master and one of them is an Excel clone! Delivers a familiar and fast learning experience. 10+ screens for users to learn. By not managing all attributes relating to a master data entity, such as a product or a customer, user is forced to maintain it in more than one system. Makes it more difficult.
Faster Implementation Only 4 steps. Install, Configure, Train, Deploy. Just the essentials. More details provided at the bottom of the table. 7 steps at the minimum. Install, Model, Configure, Integrate, Migrate, Train, Deploy.
Cheaper Reduced implementation costs on account of reduced implementation time.  Easier for existing resources to support day to day maintenance on account of leveraging application data model. Longer implementation times. More expensive. Project uncertainty adds risk.  Higher on going costs as specialized resources are required to maintain.
Better
  • Integration
Real time with immediate feedback. No latency for exception management. ETL layer adds latency and potential rework for exception management.
  • Authoring
100%. Eliminates need to enter data in more than one system. Can lock down user access in member applications to eliminate errors. Two or more places to maintain data. Common attributes in the MDM hub, application specific attributes in the application. Introduces possibilities for errors and omissions.
  • User oriented data maintenance
Only two screens. Easier maintenance coupled with strong control. High quality data is generated to be consumed immediately in member applications. Data model oriented data maintenance requires more effort in keeping data accurate. Burdensome for users to be in more than one system.
  • Semantic Consistency
High for ALL attributes. Focus is on not just the record integrity but the integrity of all attributes relating to the master data. This is what ensures that master data is used effectively in downstream transactions. Very effective for B2B customers. High only for shared attributes. HUBS primarily focus on the uniqueness of a record and assuring their integrity. Since there could be inconsistency in the non-governed attributes outside the scope of the HUB MDM, the net effect is the same as not having an MDM. Very ineffective for B2B Customers.
  • Business rules
Validated within member applications in real time. Needs to be maintained both in MDM and member applications to be effectively validated. Once again requiring redundancy and possibility of errors.
  • Extras
  • Mass maintenance tools
  • Reporting Engine with 3600 views
  • Integration Engine
  • Auditing
Not all MDM's come with these tools. Even if they come with built in reports - requires additional development to get them to work.


So how have we eliminated the need, or reduced time and effort to execute these critical steps of a conventional MDM solution? We have used Lean principles. Specifics are detailed below.

Modeling:

Data Modeling is an important function that consumes significant time of the requirements and analysis phase of the project. Triniti MDM eliminates the need to model data, by reusing the data model of the underlying applications that consume master data such as ERP(Oracle EBS) or the CRM(SFDC). As we argue in the whitepaper MDM and ADM - a language analogy, there is no value to master data unless it is used in applications. These member application vendors have spent millions of dollars to define extensible data models (They just forgot to provide the governance and usability features!). Why reinvent the wheel? Leveraging them not only makes it actionable immedidately, it eliminates the need to model and save you time and money!

Integration:

Since master data has to be integrated to the applications that use them, there is need to develop the integration layer with conventional MDM's. Triniti MDM eliminates this need by providing out of the box integration to the applications.

Data Migration:

HUB style MDM solutions (which most conventional MDM's are) provide value only when they are the sources of truth. This inherently requires you to have data migration as part of your implementation plan. Triniti MDM once again defies convention and obliterates the need to have data migration by synchronizing data from member applications automatically.

Training:

The easiest way to reduce training costs is reduce the required training. By making the user interface simple it requires less time to plan, execute and train users with Triniti MDM solution. Just 2 screens!  Our customers on board resources within a day!

Triniti Product Information Management (PIM)

Triniti's Master Data Management software for product data in Oracle Ebusiness suite allows users to build the entire supply chain bill, including Items from a single user interface. In repeated observation, we have seen it improve productivity by 6 times and reduce errors 100% compared to maintaining all product related information in Oracle directly or the Oracle MDM. You can create Bills of material, alternate bills, substitutes, co-products in multiple organizations without having to go to multiple screens. T-P-M supports all types of sourcing that are natively supported in Oracle EBusiness suite. Unlike other MDM’s, with T-P-M you can also maintain all other entities including Items, item attributes, item categories, routings, all descriptive flexfields on the same screen.

T-P-M leverages Triniti’s industry leading application data framework to create reusable supply chain templates to simplify metadata management. Play the video to know about Triniti Product Modeler.

Next Generation MDM
Next Generation PIM

Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Gain 80% productivity improvements and 100%  accuracy using the Triniti Product Modeler (TPM).

As an Oracle ERP user, you labor through multiple screens to create a basic supply chain. After all that laboring, your confidence of data accuracy is still low.

As a result, you may experience some of the following symptoms of poor data quality:

  • Inaccurate Oracle ASCP Plans

  • Untrustworthy Business Intelligence (BI) reports

  • Operation reports massaged manually in Excel

  • Items shipped to the wrong destinations

  • Customer invoices with errors

  • Excessive credit and debit memos

  • Large manual Journal entries in General Ledger

  • Inability to automatically perform 3-way match for supplier invoice payments

Read Triniti Master Data Management reviews on G2 Crowd

Triniti  is a cool vendor for MDM and is designated as a leader in application data management

Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM, 2015, G.De Simoni, R. Edjlali, S. Judah, B. O'Kane, A. White, 30 March 2015

Disclaimer : Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Oracle Cloud Platform Ready TPM software supports Oracle Cloud Platform

Most likely, you use Alerts and reports to validate accuracy and completeness of data.  You are probably used to this daily routine and assume it is part of using Oracle.  It does not have to be. They lead to inefficiency and constant firefighting. This is costing you time and money daily and you probably do not even know it.

Solution

You can use TPM, a tool designed and validated by end-users. Thanks to TPM, they spend more time on operations than worrying about data.  With it you can create the complete supply chain data in one screen including:

  • Multi-org Item (attributes, descriptive flexfields, categories and catalogs)

  • BOM (Bill of materials) 

  • SR (sourcing rules including assignment sets)

  • Set default values for some attributes to eliminate user errors 

  • Routings, Resources, and all the associated attributes

  • Have the right users create the data by using workflow

TPM can be configured to your specific industry.

The screen shot below illustrates a semiconductor supply chain bill of material with multi-segment flexfield. It provides complete supply chain visibility.  You can view and edit on the same screen.  You can set rules for setting values in the fields.  These rules enforce policies and ensure governance.

TPM structure with properties



Master Data Management (MDM) and Application Data Management (ADM)


TPM represents a new class of products called ADM which focus on bringing MDM features of governance and stewardship to specific applications. TPM is an ADM for Oracle E Business Suite master data. 
 

Customers, small and large have validated it.

  Customer Longevity

Summary

Customers who use TPM

  • Report 80% productivity gains 

  • Do not have poor supply chain data issues that plague most Oracle ERP customers

  • Do not need any other MDM solution for product data  

  • Spend significantly less than those who have pure play MDM solutions or Oracle PDH


TPM can manage just the EBS relevant data for Oracle Product Data Hub (PDH or other MDM) customers   For others, TPM can be your exhaustive Product data hub solution (Sony Semiconductor case study).

 

Triniti Customer Data Management (CDM)

If you are an Oracle eBusiness Suite customer and are having problems with managing customer data because of usability issues and lack of governance, then Triniti Customer Data Management is ideal solution for you. Play the video to see how it solves these issues.

Triniti Customer Data Management manages customer data in Oracle EBusiness suite and Salesforce.com by seamlessly integrating the two applications. Play the video to see how it manages customer data.

Next Generation MDM
Next Generation CDM

Easier, Better, Faster, Cheaper.

Achieve 75% productivity improvements and 100%  accuracy using the Customer Data Management (CDM).

As an Oracle ERP user, you labor through multiple screens to create Party, Customer Accounts, Customer Sites, Contacts. After all that laboring, your confidence of data accuracy is still low.

The Oracle Trading Community Architecture (TCA), is a very powerful data model to describe a customer.  However, the user interface is very complicated.  It also lacks governance.

Many Oracle EBusiness suite customers also use SalesForce.com (SFDC) to manage their sales funnel, requiring at least two systems to have a record of a customer account.  

You may not have integrated them to have a single source of truth.

As a result, you may experience some of the following symptoms of poor data quality:

  • Inaccurate transactional performance
  • Lost Revenue
  • Error data
  • Inconsistent data across shared systems
  • Increased operating costs
  • Poor Customer Service
  • Upset customers getting redundant messages or solicitation offers from multiple channels.
Read Triniti Master Data Management reviews on G2 Crowd

Triniti  is a cool vendor for MDM and is designated as a leader in application data management

Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM, 2015, G.De Simoni, R. Edjlali, S. Judah, B. O'Kane, A. White, 30 March 2015

Disclaimer : Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

Oracle Cloud Platform Ready CDM software supports Oracle Cloud Platform

Most likely, you use Alerts and reports to validate accuracy and completeness of data.  You are probably used to this daily routine and assume it is part of using Oracle.  It does not have to be. They lead to inefficiency and constant firefighting. This is costing you time and money daily and you probably do not even know it.

Solution

You can use CDM, a tool designed and validated by end-users. Thanks to CDM, they spend more time on operations than worrying about data.  With it, you can perform various operations to create & maintain customer data in Oracle eBusiness Suite.

CDM addresses the following business needs:

  • Create customer with less effort, less time and more effectively and efficiently with a single screen.

  • User Interface more intuitive and less confusing than Oracle EBS and Oracle customer data hub(CDH).

  • Representation of a customer in a hierarchical and intuitive way ensuring ALL data is captured accurately.

  • To check the integrity of an existing customer record  by querying all data with in a single screen by

  • Dynamic filtering conditions by location, operation unit, contacts, etc.,

  • It costs significantly less to own, implement, train and support Triniti CDM than Oracle CDH and other conventional HUBs.

 


The screen shot below illustrates Customer Hierarchy. You can view and edit within the same screen.  You can set rules for setting values in the fields.  These rules enforce policies and ensure governance.

Customer hierarchy with properties


The screen shot below illustrates Site Locations in Google Maps. You can view existing site locations or add new site locations, activate and inactivate site locations from this screen.

Oracle CDM Software for customer sites with Google Maps - Triniti



Master Data Management (MDM) and Application Data Management (ADM)


CDM represents a new class of products called ADM which focus on bringing MDM features of governance and stewardship to specific applications. CDM is an ADM for Oracle E Business Suite master data. 
 

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