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?
Cool Vendors in Information Governance and MDM, 2015, G.De Simoni, R. Edjlali, S. Judah, B. O'Kane, A. White, 30 March 2015
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The answer will be apparent when you examine the details.
|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.|
||Real time with immediate feedback. No latency for exception management.||ETL layer adds latency and potential rework for exception management.|
||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.|
||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.|
||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.|
||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.|
||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.
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!
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.
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.
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 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.