Part of selecting the best master data management (MDM) software solution for your organization is making sure it aligns to business objectives. There a wide variety of great master data management tools out there that focus on a specific use case or niche in the market. However, just because a specific set of capabilities works for one organization does not necessarily mean it will make do for another. The first step in the vendor selection process is to identify those providers whom offer products for your environment specifically. This ensures the best-fit and an excellent launch point for future deployments.
One place to begin your search for the best master data management software solution is G2 Crowd, a technology research site in the mold of Gartner, Inc. that is backed by more than 400,000 user reviews. G2 provides a handy Crowd Grid for data management platforms that positions each vendor in a Magic Quadrant-like visual to provide decision support. This is an excellent starting point to purchasing the right solution and one we definitely recommend. The standings rotate on a rolling basis so check back often if you are in-market. These are the four master data management software tools included in G2’s Crowd Grid that we think you should consider first for any enterprise deployment.
Oracle recently announced that it signed an agreement to acquire BlueKai’s Marketing Cloud solution and combine it with Oracle’s Data Management Platform to personalize marketing programs and customer experience. Oracle’s DMP give companies the ability to build rich user profiles, combining information from first party and third party sources including media, advertising, social, and mobile sources. Oracle was the top dog in this year’s magic Quadrant for Operational Database Management Systems.
Profisee is a master data management solution provider based in Georgia. The vendor’s platform enables organizations to utilize its product without limits on users, records, domains or data sources. Users can deploy Profisee on any applications and devices that are delivered on-prem, in the cloud or via a hybrid model. Key features of the solution include stewardship and governance, event management, and custom applications.
Talend offers an expansive portfolio of data integration and data management tools. The company’s flagship data management product, Talend Data Management Platform, features graphical tools and wizards, and more than 900 pre-built components and connectors to natively connect databases, flat files, and cloud-based applications. An included data mapper and parsing capabilities allow users to map complex EBCDIC files, XML, JSON, and EDI documents. Talend is based in Redwood City, California.
SAP is a multinational software company. The Company develops business software, including e-business and enterprise management software, consults on organizational usage of its applications software, and provides training services. SAP markets its products and services worldwide. Database solutions allow businesses to create, distribute, and maintain complete, accurate master data with SAP’s master data management software.