Continuing this week's interest in enterprise topics, I spoke with Carl Lehmann, Senior Vice President, Strategy, Advanced Data Exchange about what's going on in ERP (enterprise resource planning) and MDM (master data management.
Companies have invested millions with ERP vendors to bind unique software modules to enable business process flows from across financial, customer relationship and supply chain functions. Even when SOA principles of loose coupling and services come into play there can be serious data integrity issues.
Inaccurate and/or erroneous data entry prohibits the benefits from cross-functional processes flows sought in environments like build-to-order manufacturing for example. Master Data Management (MDM) is the technology approach to solving this pain. … Read more