As your company implements 21st-century architecture with agility to accommodate future projects, you will likely need to combine many different data elements to form a highly accessible and scalable architecture. The architecture you implement needs to accommodate customer, product, location, employee, and vendor information. Rapid integration of this information becomes crucial in maintaing agility; the longer the integration takes, the slower the organization responds to events.
It is important in today’s fast moving world that system architecture is not made up of various products pieced together—which require individual and specialized implementation—but rather one succinct system that can handle all different types of data. This allows organizations to further highlight data’s contextual relevancy and historical significance. Without system integration, your systems will continue to function below true potential.
As business needs expand to numerous feeds of information—which are delivered directly to consumers—staging area deployment that combines product, vendor, and customer information will become unnecessary. This highly accessible staging area is now built into the architecture of TIBCO Master Data Management (MDM). This will make future expansion and higher throughput needs virtually painless.
The importance of multi-domain capability should not be taken lightly. In order to respond to a customer’s needs, you will need to combine the information from: the individual customer; other customers who are in the sphere of influence (friends and family); employees at the stores or call operations centers; location of employees and customer; store location; available products; vendors of those products and sub-assembly products so that you can match up vendor offerings; and information about those products.
Avoid Staging Systems Combine Data Quickly
What we have learned from retailers, manufacturers, and consumer product goods companies across the globe is that they need to combine this information quickly in a highly scaleable architecture. If you do not use a single MDM system to manage all types of data, you will end up creating several staging systems that create a time consuming and difficult architecture to maintain. It is far more effective to combine all of this data into a single MDM system that is designed to hold multiple data types.
Make sure your Master Data Management is working for your organization.