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Untangling M&A with Financial MDM

Business Insider ran with this rather provocatively entitled article: Salesforce Just Disclosed A Really Odd Thing: It Doesn’t Really Know Where Its Revenue Comes From.

It turns out that the US Security and Exchange commission has been working with salesforce.com to understand how they came up with the growth numbers in their filings. The results can be summed up in this rather surprising admission:

“.. we [salesforce.com] respectfully note that we currently do not have financial...

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Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders selects Orchestra Networks multidomain Master Data Management Software

Paris, March 19, 2014 — Orchestra Networks, a leading multidomain Master and Reference Data Management (MDM/RDM) solution provider, today announced that Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders has selected its EBX5 software to support its Master Data coordination function for the whole mouvement.

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders delivers emergency aid to people affected by armed conflict, epidemics, natural disasters and exclusion from...

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The need for sophisticated master data management in HR

Appirio, the global cloud consultancy perhaps most well-known for their 600,000 member topcodercommunity and crowdsourcing platform, had some interesting predictions for Human Resources in 2014 on their Cloud Powered Business Blog (part 1part 2part 3). While many of their predictions address the consumerization of IT, the impact of millennials, and the globalization of talent– one of their more interesting (well to us, a master data management vendor) was their comment on the...

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That Forrester Master Data Management (MDM) Wave was just a slice of the market

Yesterday, Forrester Research delivered a webinar on the most recent MDM wave for multi-platform vendors, (The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management Solutions, Q1 2014).

It’s worth noting that Michele Goetz, Forrester’s lead MDM analyst, opened the webinar stating, again, that this wave covers only a slice of the MDM market, specifically, what Forrester calling the “multi-platform” vendors, or MDM suites (multiple products for MDM).

This wave is just the beginning, in...

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Four Tips for successful MDM from Amadeus’ Jean-Michel Collomb

Greetings from the Gartner Enterprise Information and Master Data Management conference in London!

One of the best reasons to attend a show such as Gartner is the case studies. We were honored that Jean-Michel Collomb from Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, chose to deliver a talk on how Amadeus is using EBX5, our software, for MDM across major business lines.

(Here’s a quick picture of Jean-Michel starting his talk)

The MDM...

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EBX5 version 5.4.2 is now generally available

Update adds data authoring, business rule/validation and data federation improvements

We’re pleased to announce that version 5.4.2 of EBX5 is now available for download for customers currently on maintenance.

EBX5 is Orchestra Networks’ comprehensive, business-focused, multidomain master and reference data management software. This release adds several usability improvements to authoring, business rules/validations, and history/auditing. 

Notable improvements include:

  • User Interface...
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Big Data + Bad reference data = Bad Forecasts

A couple of days ago I caught an article in the Wall Street Journal entitled: “Corporate Economists Are Hot Again.” The article described how large companies are expanding their internal economic analysis units to

“… digest huge amounts of data … to determine opportunities and risks for companies’ business units, not just in the U.S. but around the world.”

At first glance I thought this was going to be another article on the importance of data scientists, but then this...

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