Master Data Management
Calibrate, map, and classify data into one company standard
Integrating many different data sources can be a challenge. They often use different names or codes for the same item. For example: A customer name is spelled differently in your CRM than your ERP system which results in duplicates in your management reports.
One way to overcome this is to maintain mapping tables in Excel, however this quickly becomes unscalable and unwieldly. You also encounter multiple unclear versions and undiscovered mistakes.
Our Master Data Management tool lets you maintain mapping to and from any system with a simple drag and drop interface. It’s a central place to store all mappings.
It allows you to map the data of different systems at any level and define hierarchical structures in your data that can be used for aggregations in your data warehouse. This is where you organize your company standard for all data, and how it translates to local variations.
Easy to maintain and scale
No need to force one coding standard over your entire IT landscape – this will not work in the long run. Using a starting architecture, all code variants are mapped to your company standard using 1-1 mappings, 1-N mappings, or N-1 mappings. This keeps it simple to maintain and makes it easy to scale up at any time.
Get notified, stay in control
Thanks to the close integration with your data lake, unknown codes are flagged. Authorized users within your organization will receive a notification and, via a drag and drop interface, new mappings can be set-up or conflicts resolved.
In this way, your organization has full governance to classify your data, without having to rely on your IT department to make the changes.
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One single source of truth
When your organization has many applications in use, you need a central organization structure. The Master Data Management (MDM) tool fulfills this role and serves as a translator between all your applications.
It collects all incoming data from your systems for the same object and makes the codes uniform. Then, with the MDM being the new single source of truth, all your systems will ‘speak the same language’.
Our MDM tool can be used to map codes from any domain – be it products, customers, offices, alert codes, finance chart of accounts, or any other function. For each domain, you can set up a unique hierarchy and define systems that need to be mapped.
A different purpose with the same user interface.
Accessible to your external applications
All your carefully defined mappings and hierarchies are made available via rest-API’s for any other authorized application. With proper credentials the API also allows for distributed maintenance of code lists of all your applications.
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The Cohelion Data Platform : Data Integration • Master Data Management • Data Quality & Management • Data Warehouse