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Users compare and give feedback on the best Master Data Management (MDM) Software Tools that they’ve used — based on product reviews, ratings, and comparisons.
#1 Informatica MDM
Informatica MDM was ranked as the #1 Master Data Management (MDM) Software Tool for 2022. PeerSpot users give Informatica MDM an average rating of 8 out of 10.
An Enterprise Architect at a manufacturing company says, “I like the outlay of the business roles creation. I like seeing that visualization as you're building it, as opposed to going through metatables or XML mappings. We liked that piece, and it makes it more intuitive for the business.” He also adds, “Its GUI interface definitely helps visualize what we're trying to accomplish. There is always a disconnect between IT and the business, and it helps in creating the feeds that follow the business process flows with some of the types involved with the business. It is so broad in what it can do.”
Init Z., Enterprise MDM Architect / Solution Arch at an energy/utilities company, mentions, “Its data cleansing capabilities are very valuable. The match and merge and the audit trail functionalities are very useful. Review and approval workflows are widely used by the user community.”
An Enterprise Architect at a mining and metals company expresses, “I think the most valuable part of Informatica is the flexibility in extending the data model. I think that is the biggest benefit. The data quality component is also an important part of it.”
#2 SAP Master Data Governance
SAP Master Data Governance was ranked as the #2 Master Data Management (MDM) Software Tool for 2022. PeerSpot users give SAP Master Data Governance an average rating of 8 out of 10.
A SAP MDG Consultant at a tech services company reports, “The solution's GUI is very good. The entire product is very user-friendly and easy to navigate. Normal users, not SAP experts, are able to get around the solution without too much trouble. The reporting is quite good on the product. We've found the solution to be quite flexible.”
A Data Lead at a comms service provider explains, “The workflows have been a valuable aspect of the solution. The solution is great at standardizing all of our records. It's a pretty simple application.”
PeerSpot user Puneet, Senior Manager at Capgemini, comments on which features he likes most, saying, “Some of the features that I have found to be beneficial are the search and uploads functions. The tool that allows you to find out the life cycle processing time. The ability to see who changed values. The configuration is not difficult technically, it allows many people the ability to use it. It offers a standard security application to be used on a cell phone, this feature is good from a mobility standpoint.”
#3 Microsoft MDS
SAP Master Data Governance was ranked as the #3 Master Data Management (MDM) Software Tool for 2022. PeerSpot users give Microsoft MDS an average rating of 8 out of 10.
Gary M., Data Architect at World Vision, explains that among the top features he finds most valuable are “Ease of use, excel interface, simplicity, soft delete support, sophistication of business rules, price (FREE for sql server enterprise license), hierarchy management, security integration with AD, very fine grained security, easy to build (and extendable) business rules, automatic notification, versioning, and integrated boolean business rules.”
Suman J., Sr. Database Developer at Hill Physicians Medical Group, mentions, "It has a very good feature called Excel plug-in. You just have to install the plug-in, and then it directly connects to the MDS instance where you can maintain and manage your data and publish it right through Excel. You don't need to go to the front end to make any changes. It has easy integration with SQL Server, and you can use SSIS to do the ETLs. It is a part of the Microsoft stack. It works with most of the Microsoft stuff."
Satyam S., Senior Software Developer at a manufacturing company, comments, “The most valuable feature of the solution is Excel because it enables even non-technical people to directly interact with the BI system which is important because most of our people are not from the IT sector. The second important feature is that while we are using Informatica and other SAP tools which are less customizable, MDS increases customization for us and that is very useful. MDS, SQL and SSIS make the solution much more powerful. The main reason we use this solution is because of its customization.
#4 TIBCO EBX
TIBCO EBX was ranked as the #4 Master Data Management (MDM) Software Tool for 2022. PeerSpot users give TIBCO EBX an average rating of 8 out of 10.
A Lead Data Modeler - Enterprise Data Strategies and Services at a financial services firm says, “The data modeling is very good. It creates a GUI interface for you, which are the forms that the stewards would fill out to add or modify data. That works fairly well. I like the features of that, especially with regard to the product key relationships, which result in pull-down lists in the forms. The workflow models are great. We use them a lot. It's text-based and you can basically add different kinds of steps right into the workflow. There are different parameters for each kind of step.”
A Data Architect at a pharma/biotech company mentions, “The product is highly customizable and is extremely flexible. The Data Model view and compare feature is valuable. And, the Workflow, once created, is very stable.”
Davide C., CEO at Daconti, comments, "The most valuable features of TIBCO EBX are that it is a complete tool and everything can be done inside, including data governance. We are able to model everything according to the needs of the company. If the company needs five people to agree to a change in data, they can do it with TIBCO EBX. They can model it with any particular rules. Additionally, there is dynamic data modeling, simple workflows using the GUI that comes from the server."
#5 Stibo STEP MDM
Stibo STEP MDM was ranked as the #5 Master Data Management (MDM) Software Tool for 2022. PeerSpot users give Stibo STEP MDM an average rating of 10 out of 10.
A Portfolio Manager at a wholesaler/distributor states, “The solution is very feature-rich out of the box. It's highly customizable and configurable. The way you can build workflows and business rules is very powerful. It enables us to now have a workflow throughout the organization, where people get their approval on changes that have been made on either one specific product or a class of products, or a group of products.” He also adds, “The business rules are used to improve and manage data quality, and also enable having relations between products. For instance, when they are compatible or when they are sold together heavily, we can use the information for cross-sell and upsell purposes. It's powerful and it's stable.”