snippet from an illustration on MDM

How to explain Master Data Management

Technically difficult to explain topics benefit from clear visual explanations. We recently undertook a wide-ranging series of topical illustrations to help implement an SAP software upgrade. Here’s one from the series, with definition, sketch, and final file.

Master data management (MDM) is a comprehensive method of enabling an enterprise to link all of its critical data to one file, called a master file, that provides a common point of reference. When properly done, MDM streamlines data sharing among personnel and departments.

sketch of master data

Master Data supports a number of functions, such as good business intelligence

Master data supports Business Intelligence through executive decision making, analysis, and informed employees