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Informatica MDM vs. Informatica PIM
May 2022
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"Informatica MDM stands out as a tool that can give you the flexibility needed for doing channel-specific data quality or business validation.""It has been leading the market with hierarchy management and all the different match concepts and algorithms. They're very robust.""MDM is very stable - it can handle millions of hits daily and still run 24/7.""In the latest version, 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.""The most valuable features of Informatica MDM are its reliability, match functions, and integration capabilities. The out-of-box functionality of deduplication and built-in data models ensure faster implementation.""I like the number of options that are presented with Informatica, fuzzy matching, and your screen.""MDM doesn't require a separate IDQ.""Its data cleansing capabilities are very valuable. The match and merge and the audit trail functionalities are very good."

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"The staging and hierarchical features are the most valuable.""A great product enrichment tool."

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"The integration could be a bit better. The process is something new.""We promote our code changes from a lower to a higher environment, which is highly complex when working with a multi-domain MDM like Informatica. This is the biggest obstacle for Informatica MDM, and I think they should change it because that's very time consuming.""The solution doesn't directly connect to any of the analytical tools.""Informatica MDM could improve the interdependency with integration. The solution sometimes becomes a bit difficult to change considering a lot of interdependency with the integration. There can be some improvement in the workflows and they can introduce more artificial intelligence.""They have too many diversified products. If you don't know Informatica, it's very confusing and feels very idiotic.""The advertising makes promises about data analytics that it does not keep.""Pre-sales technical support is much better than post-sales technical support.""The biggest pain point for us is the documentation. Typically, you have to go through knowledge forums and knowledge groups to find out about the syntax issues for interfacing with new products. Typically, you've got to deal with someone who has been through the pain before. Their documents are not really up to date with current innovations happening in the industry. As big as they are, you can't really expect it, but that's our pain point."

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"Its look and feel needs improvement. It has a lousy look and feel. Informatica PIM is designed specifically for the retail industry. They need to make sure that it is also applicable to all the other industries and verticals.""Database access is highly restricted particularly if you're using the cloud version."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "It's pretty high for us. It's more on the higher side, like low to middle high."
  • "It is expensive. That's probably the biggest drawback. The business has heartache paying the license, but that's mainly because they don't realize what value it brings. The key thing about the MDM solution is that it is in the backend, and no one sees what it is actually doing. You don't know it is a problem until it is not there."
  • "Informatica MDM's pricetag should come down. They have to cut some costs."
  • "There is no doubt that it is very expensive, but the brand value comes at a cost. Other MDM solutions in the market that haven't proven themselves like Informatica are also pretty expensive. We need to understand that MDM itself is very expensive to implement. So, Informatica is also pretty expensive. I would rate it a two out of five for being pretty expensive."
  • "It's offers value for money. They're more competitive with respect to pricing and offerings."
  • "Informatica MDM recently changed its pricing model. It's usage-based but I don't have much insight into the current pricing."
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  • "We switched to Informatica PIM because it was cheaper than the Oracle solution. It is cheaper initially, but they will bundle it later. This is what happens in the industry."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Informatica Cloud MDM is built on a completely redesigned platform, comparing to the older Informatica MDM platform. Currently, cloud MDM offering includes a few business solutions like Reference 360… more »
    Top Answer:Informatica MDM stands out as a tool that can give you the flexibility needed for doing channel-specific data quality or business validation.
    Top Answer:Informatica MDM recently changed its pricing model. It's usage-based but I don't have much insight into the current pricing.
    Top Answer:Licensing costs are a little pricey. For my previous client, as a support contract partner, we were making less money than Informatica was charging them.
    Top Answer:Database access is highly restricted with PIM. If you're using the cloud version, you probably won't have database access or a view of it. If you're wanting a customized application, you can develop… more »
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    Also Known As
    Siperian, Customer 360
    PIM, Product 360, Heiler
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    Informatica MDM solution delivers the market-leading foundation on which to build that trusted 360-degree view. Companies around the globe rely on Informatica MDM to give business users easy access to the data that drives their strategic decisions about cutting costs, increasing revenues, improving operations, reducing risk, and capitalizing on opportunities. As the industry’s only true end-to-end MDM solution, it incorporates data integration, data quality, data governance, business process management, and master data management on a single vendor-agnostic platform to ensure faster time-to-value.

    MDM – Product 360 is Informatica’s master data-fueled product information management (PIM) system. It allows business users to more effectively manage and collaborate on product content to fuel all sales channels with consistent, rich, and accurate product data for an informed and engaging customer experience. By delivering clean, consistent, and trusted product data, Product 360 empowers customer engagement and a company’s digital transformation by increasing speed, agility, and time to market.

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    Sample Customers
    UPMC, Citrix
    Puma, Saint Gobain, Unilever
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm18%
    Computer Software Company18%
    Energy/Utilities Company12%
    Manufacturing Company12%
    Computer Software Company29%
    Comms Service Provider12%
    Financial Services Firm8%
    Energy/Utilities Company8%
    Computer Software Company30%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Manufacturing Company9%
    Company Size
    Small Business15%
    Midsize Enterprise3%
    Large Enterprise82%
    Small Business13%
    Midsize Enterprise13%
    Large Enterprise74%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise71%
    Small Business14%
    Midsize Enterprise17%
    Large Enterprise69%
    Buyer's Guide
    Informatica MDM vs. Informatica PIM
    May 2022
    Find out what your peers are saying about Informatica MDM vs. Informatica PIM and other solutions. Updated: May 2022.
    608,713 professionals have used our research since 2012.

    Informatica MDM is ranked 1st in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 13 reviews while Informatica PIM is ranked 7th in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 2 reviews. Informatica MDM is rated 8.2, while Informatica PIM is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Informatica MDM writes "A mature product that comes with a handy Provisioning tool and can be used for data deduplication purposes in any industry". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PIM writes "Great product enrichment tool that provides flexibility and can be plugged with any e-commerce site". Informatica MDM is most compared with SAP Master Data Governance, Microsoft MDS, TIBCO EBX, IBM InfoSphere MDM and Reltio Cloud, whereas Informatica PIM is most compared with SAP Hybris PCM, TIBCO EBX, Stibo STEP MDM, SAP Master Data Governance and Oracle Product Hub. See our Informatica MDM vs. Informatica PIM report.

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