Category Archives: CIO

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The Million Dollar Question: Master Data Management – Before or After ERP?

Before proceeding with the answer to this million dollar question, we need to first know what ERP means to a business. This is because the concept of ERP – Enterprise Resource Planning differs from project to project. Some companies consider ERP as a business application strategy – one that merges

Need For MDM

Strengthening your E-BOM with MDM

Manufacturing businesses are bound to stick to tight budgets. They like their component lists to be complete, harmonized, updated and running, at all times. So, in order to keep their bill of materials (BOM) regularly refreshed with an updated list of all the raw materials, sub-assemblies, intermediate assemblies, sub-components, parts

MDM Initiatives

Monetization of MDM initiatives in an ERP Consolidation or ERP Upgrade landscape (cont’d)

Clearly consolidating multiple sources of poor data into one great big honking set of bad data is a real bad idea.  But this happens much more than it should.  It usually happens because certain data domains are perceived as being more challenging than others and left to the end of

Bringing Manufacturing Home

Monetization of MDM initiatives in an ERP Consolidation or ERP Upgrade landscape

Okay – so your CIO is pushing for a systems consolidation to allow better enterprise visibility, accountability, transparency to realize operational efficiency that drives improved financial performance.   Nice phrases that make everyone in the boardroom nod appreciatively.   So show me the money.  Whether the decision to consolidate systems

Monetizing MDM part two – Consolidations

Monetizing MDM part two – Consolidations

Consolidations – either physical or IT Systems – offer a another “Big Way” to monetize Master Data Management.   Physical consolidations – reducing the number of operating locations into fewer, often more streamlined operations, is often done with cost reduction as the primary driver.   Similar Operations consolidation is done

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