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Sample of Prebuilt Data Models published by the MDM Alliance Group
Excerpt of our prebuilt data models about the Party and Party Relationship management
A specific Party (either Organization or Person) is registered once whatever its roles and relationships with other Parties. This is a vitally important point to avoid duplication of data, siloed databases and finally siloed MDM.
As already stated in other MAG's publications, the required data model for MDM implementation doesn't stem from a specific modeling approach dedicated to the MDM objective. The Asset and Party mechanism presented here is a core business pattern for setting up sustainable data architecture. This business pattern relies on a 'centred role approach' rather that a 'centred actor approach'.
From a physical point of view, even if transactional databases could keep duplications for existing IT reasons (several customer databases, isolated employee database...) the 'centred actor approach' would not be the right choice in the MDM field.
Indeed, as the MDM relies on a new database dedicated to ref/master data, it is an opportunity to set up a unified and sustainable modeling immediately. With help from this database all ref/master data governance features will be available in a relevant way: feeding and querying data, permission management, approval processes, version management, etc. Obviously, if existing transactional systems are not able to work with this MDM database, it will be possible to push and synchronize these ref/master data into existing databases with the right data formats.
To find out more about the MAG's prebuilt data models, please go to the download section. Many business concepts are defined as Address, Contact, Skill, Position, Pay Term...