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Business Intelligence Technology Environment or BITE is my own little tag line and acronym (maybe I should copyright it) to express the host of solutions available in the Business Intelligence application world today. (It could also be used as a verb to describe the plethora of poorly designed solutions… ahh but that is another story.)
Master Data Management (MDM), as a concept, has drawn a great deal of interest from departments heavily invested in several Business Intelligence (BI) and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) applications. MDM promises a utopian management center, a one-stop shop solution for master and metadata of quickly changing BI and EPM systems. Beyond the easier user interface to make numerous changes, MDM, as a purpose built tool, features the ability to create data governance workflows, auditing, and archiving processes. From an information technology (IT) perspective the final idea is that the MDM software will act as a central hub for all application administrators and designated business power users. The tool will seamlessly integrate into a current production process and feed the individual applications based on each systems native format to feed in changes or rebuild structures (think dimension load rules in Essbase).