Monday Sep 15, 2008

Shallow dive into Mural


Mural is an Open Source Community which aims to build the Infrastructure for Master Data Management through its various sub-projects which cater to different aspects of the MDM Life Cycle.

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Before going any further let us be clear on what Master Data Management is all about.  Products, Customers, Partners ... forms the fundamental vectors of a Business Entity. Its extremely critical and fundamental for a business to be able to answer queries like

  • How many unique employees work for the Company?
  • Who are the Customers/Partners I am having relationships with and how are they related?
  • Complete visibility into the Products
  • For a Government, it manifests as Citizen services and complete visibility into Citizen information(Single Citizen View)
  • For a HealthCare Network, it manifests as a Single Patient View etc.
  • Master Data Management is a discipline backed by technology, tools and processes to provide answers to such queries. 
In subsequent entries, we will dive deeper into different aspects of MDM, benefits of OpenSource MDM etc.  







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