Informatica MDM

Informatica MDM

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Informatica MDM is an enterprise master data management solution that competes directly with IBM's InfoSphere and Oracle's Siebel UCM product. The product has about 200 licensed users. Informatica MDM is a multidomain solution with flexibility to support any master data domain and…

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What is Informatica MDM?

Informatica MDM is an enterprise master data management solution that competes directly with IBM's InfoSphere and Oracle's Siebel UCM product. The product has about 200 licensed users. Informatica MDM is a multidomain solution with flexibility to support any master data domain and relationship—whether on-premises, in the cloud, or both.

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What is Informatica MDM?

Informatica MDM is an enterprise master data management solution that competes directly with IBM's InfoSphere and Oracle's Siebel UCM product. The product has about 200 licensed users. Informatica MDM is a multidomain solution with flexibility to support any master data domain and relationship—whether on-premises, in the cloud, or both.

Who uses Informatica MDM?

The most common users of Informatica MDM are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Information Technology & Services industry.

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Score 8 out of 10
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We have been using Informatica MDM services for more than 5 years for master data management of the product information. We have been mostly using this tool across the organization. It helps us to create master data management repository. In general, we receive data from various vendors and Informatica is the market leader in collaborating with most of the tools available in the market.
  • Fuzzy matching in built features are excellent.
  • Data workflow creation process is smooth.
  • Creating child parent relation using UI is excellent.
  • More features may be included while data processing.
  • While loading data into and pre-validation, in built process can be improved.
  • The field creation process can be optimized, as in the peer tools it looks very simple.
Informatica MDM is extensively used in projects for master data management. In order to maintain a single version of data while collecting from the vendors, there may be a chance of getting duplicate records. in order to eradicate these errors, Informatica MDM plays a major role to deduplicate the data in the UI version.
Veronica Derrick | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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This easy stable Cloud multiple data management platform offers high capability tools which simplifies various Cloud operations management and transportation of multiple big data easy and very securely via Informatica MDM Cloud functionalities. Its setting of the platform interface and effective analytics on multiple data from other websites and the data planning capability is excellent.
  • Data mining tools.
  • Easy data transfer.
  • Powerful business data management tool.
  • Its interface configuration for new Engineers.
  • Importing large amount of data.
  • Creating reports from multiple big data from other tools can be more easier.
Informatica MDM features have extreme power over large data extraction and its data integration functionality are effective and powerful data analytics tools and the overall data quality management using Informatica MDM is effective and profitable. The development project easy management and Applications performance monitoring with Informatica MDM is excellent.
Score 6 out of 10
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In our organization, it's mainly used for keeping a single point of truth for user data--that is, customer details and such. The "first" storage of this data can be anywhere, as in, most applications that store user data have their own database. Informatica MDM functions as a spider in this web of data, fetching, combining, and cleaning all this data before pumping it into its "single point of truth" database.
  • It has exceptional functionality for customizing and combining data, like filtering and unifying. This is important if multiple sources can contain data from single customers.
  • It has a very advanced flow editor where you can add logic and rules in a clean flow-like environment.
  • It can connect to almost any datasource, with unlimited scheduling options.
  • As far as I can see it exclusively uses the concept of "point to point" connectivity for fetching data. What this means is that Informatica MDM must have "knowledge" of all other systems, and keeps a direct connection to these systems. This is bad practice in environments that would benefit more from a microservice architecture. In those cases, it's especially bad, because not only does this break the SOA architecture, but it also "promotes" the idea of "point to point" connections among developers. The "point to point" mentality is the single most important danger to any SOA environment.
  • It's very hard to use! The learning curve is really steep. Also, it's really boring by design: having to open a large application, learning all of its intricate details, maintaining all connections and scheduled data load moments means you need developers that are seriously devoted to this application. This means those developers are kept from working in the field they know best and caused them to become developers in the first place, which is Oracle/Database developing. This makes it hard to find employees willing to perform this function.
If your environment is clean and well organized, but at the same time has many application domains with their own data sources, Informatica MDM can be a really good factor in maintaining "single points of truth" for all this data. However, the more application domains you have, the less "clean" your environment becomes. If your application domain landscape consists of multiple technologies (C#, Oracle, JAVA, web-based, windows services, console apps, third-party tools, etc), your environment becomes a real nightmare to maintain unless you implement a service-oriented approach. And this is where Informatica MDM fails completely since it promotes a "point to point" scenario.
At least this is my experience. It could be that Informatica MDM supports a service-oriented approach, but I have not seen this. I could be that the developers in my organization who have expert Informatica MDM knowledge are just more "point to point" oriented. But even if that is the case, it's a valid argument against Informatica MDM, since it's already hard enough to find developers who are dedicated to this product, it becomes impossible to find SOA oriented developers.
I'm not sure since I never used support. My colleagues never had any issues with it, therefore my rating would be an 8 with a certain range of uncertainty.
Brian Randolph | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Informatica MDM is used by our organization to synchronize data between our legacy customer relation management system and our new customer data management system, Salesforce, as we did our initial implementation of Salesforce. We sourced data from the legacy system, used the tool to identify the best version of the truth for our customers and to cleanse associated addresses. We then published the master data to Salesforce. We also used the tool to keep the systems in synch. When changes occurred in one system the data would flow into our master data management hub, and based on the trust and validation rules, the master data would be updated. All CRM systems were updated with the master data.
  • Allows you to implement detailed business rules to apply to your data.
  • Works well with any ETL tool, but especially well with Informatica PowerCenter.
  • Provides a browser based interface to facilitate ease of use.
  • Mapping within the tool can be difficult. But that is slated for upgrade with the next version.
  • Many detailed screens for the developer interface. This makes it hard to find options sometimes.
  • Address validation sometimes leads to incorrect results. This is my biggest issue with the product.
I think Informatica Master Data Management is well suited for identifying the best version of the truth for master data. It provides a means to easily set trust and validation of multiple source systems to fine tune the resultant master data. It is by far a leader in the master data management space.