"Enables non-technical people to directly interact with the BI system."
"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."
"It's very easy to use."
"One of the main features I have found useful is the integration with Azure active directory."
"We've found the solution to be quite flexible."
"The most valuable thing is what it does: data management."
"Some of the features that I have found to be beneficial are the search and uploads functions."
"SAP Master Data Governance integrates well."
"Useful for building master data."
"A good solution for large enterprises."
"The solution is great at standardizing all of our records."
"It would be a better option to have an on-cloud version."
"There are occasions when the solution maintains SD and we get duplications of MDS."
"I do not like using Silverlight and Internet Explorer. The new 2019 version gets rid of that, which is one of the reasons why we are looking to switch."
"The only drawback is that it does not have the matching, merging, and all true MDM components. For these, you have to use another competent called Data Quality Services (DQS). You need to plug it in and use it along with MDS for true MDM. Both of these are integrated together, but you have to do them separately, whereas, in Profisee, there are a couple of screens where you can configure the matching process, create matching rules, and other things, and everything is in one product, which is not the case with MDS. In order to implement a true MDM, you need MDS, DQS, and SSIS. You have to use MDS to store your golden records, DQS to configure and standardize all your rules and matching percentages, and SSIS to load the data to DQS and MDS. At the same time, you also need Melissa Data to clean up your addresses to validate and standardize the addresses. That's the main component of true MDM. It would be good if they can create a true matching component inside MDS and merge MDS and DQS."
"Overall, they just a little bit more flexibility in terms of assigning roles or adding new roles. We have a longer approval process, so we need to break it down into more roles than what is typically available and we need to hard-code it."
"The user interface is not user-friendly."
"The implementation could be easier."
"The solution lacks some flexibility."
"The price can be improved."
"The UI could improve by being more neat and clean. Sometimes users find it difficult to use it."
Master Data Services (MDS) is the SQL Server solution for master data management. Master data management (MDM) describes the efforts made by an organization to discover and define non-transactional lists of data, with the goal of compiling maintainable master lists. An MDM project generally includes an evaluation and restructuring of internal business processes along with the implementation of MDM technology. The result of a successful MDM solution is reliable, centralized data that can be analyzed, resulting in better business decisions.
Your company wants accurate, complete, and trusted supplier data to master your digital business processes and business models. The SAP® Master Data Governance application simplifies the integration of supplier data residing in both SAP and third-party sources. It supports cleansing, standardization, duplicate detection, and best-record calculation. It then lets you synchronize clean and standardized data across cloud and on-premise applications.
Microsoft MDS is ranked 2nd in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 5 reviews while SAP Master Data Governance is ranked 3rd in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 7 reviews. Microsoft MDS is rated 7.6, while SAP Master Data Governance is rated 7.8. The top reviewer of Microsoft MDS writes "MDS 2016 - Primitive but the price is right". On the other hand, the top reviewer of SAP Master Data Governance writes "Flexible with good reporting and a very easy to use GUI". Microsoft MDS is most compared with Informatica MDM, Profisee, Boomi AtomSphere Master Data Hub, TIBCO EBX and IBM InfoSphere MDM, whereas SAP Master Data Governance is most compared with Informatica MDM, Stibo STEP MDM, TIBCO EBX, Informatica PIM and IBM InfoSphere MDM. See our Microsoft MDS vs. SAP Master Data Governance report.
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