This is a Ventana Research Note written by Mark Smith from December 14, 2006.

Nearly every business needs master data management (MDM), but many are just beginning to understand why this technology is so important for improving accuracy and consistency of data. In October, Ventana Research completed a primary research program on master data management, surveying more than 500 qualified organizations to identify the maturity of MDM implementations as well as key trends and directions in its use. From the results of this research, including one-on-one interviews with participants, as well as from our own knowledge of master data management, information management in general and data governance, we have derived recommendations for best practices that organizations can use in implementing or evaluating MDM.

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