“The most beautiful definition is only useful if it contributes to accuracy and trust”.
Managing the business semantics is a core activity to enable business alignment and achieve accurate and trusted information but it’s only an enabler for improved quality of information. The actual content of the master and reference objects will determine if the objective was met. The content governance is therefore an equal contributor to the end result. Solving the representation consistency can only be addressed if there is a clear view on the different semantical views of the master data. Properly addressing the functional classifications is another fundamental building block of MDM.
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