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"IBM Master Data Management on Cloud has been valuable because it has helped in the consolidation of services and lots of the cost of administering and centralizing all the management and automation. Additionally, new features are frequently added."

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"In the latest version, I like the outlay of the business roles creation. I like seeing that visualization as you're building it, as opposed to going through metatables or XML mappings. We liked that piece, and it makes it more intuitive for the business.""I like the number of options that are presented with Informatica, fuzzy matching, and your screen.""It has flexibility in extending the data model.""We've used the solution for quite some time, so in our organization, the product is pretty mature.""The data quality component is very good.""New tools are coming out that will enable you to achieve 90 percent of use cases with the out-of-the-box configuration, but I would like to keep Informatica tight here. Otherwise, you need a Java user edit course and other things to do multiple things that you cannot configure out of the box. They have to go through those use cases to do something if those can also be configured rather than coded.""Its data cleansing capabilities are very valuable. The match and merge and the audit trail functionalities are very good.""MDM doesn't require a separate IDQ."

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"The solution is continually being improved by adding features. They should continue to improve the solution in the future."

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"Pre-sales technical support is much better than post-sales technical support.""The solution doesn't directly connect to any of the analytical tools.""The integration could be a bit better. The process is something new.""The biggest pain point for us is the documentation. Typically, you have to go through knowledge forums and knowledge groups to find out about the syntax issues for interfacing with new products. Typically, you've got to deal with someone who has been through the pain before. Their documents are not really up to date with current innovations happening in the industry. As big as they are, you can't really expect it, but that's our pain point.""The advertising makes promises about data analytics that it does not keep.""Their support should be improved. We have had some trouble with their support from time to time. Its scalability should also be improved. I would also like to have a bit more modern and friendly UI for the end-users. There should definitely be a simplified way to configure and set it up.""They have too many diversified products. If you don't know Informatica, it's very confusing and feels very idiotic.""We promote our code changes from a lower to a higher environment, which is highly complex when working with a multi-domain MDM like Informatica. This is the biggest obstacle for Informatica MDM, and I think they should change it because that's very time consuming."

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  • "It's pretty high for us. It's more on the higher side, like low to middle high."
  • "It is expensive. That's probably the biggest drawback. The business has heartache paying the license, but that's mainly because they don't realize what value it brings. The key thing about the MDM solution is that it is in the backend, and no one sees what it is actually doing. You don't know it is a problem until it is not there."
  • "Informatica MDM's pricetag should come down. They have to cut some costs."
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    IBM Master Data Management on Cloud provides a proven master data management (MDM) solution on the IBM SoftLayer global cloud platform. It offers the rich features of an on-premises MDM deployment without the cost, complexity, and risk of managing your own infrastructure.

    Based on IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Advanced Edition, IBM MDM on Cloud is a multi-domain solution that comes preinstalled and ready to run in small, medium, and large server configurations. IBM MDM on Cloud also includes capabilities from IBM Business Process Manager and IBM InfoSphere Information Server.

    IBM MDM on Cloud provides a cost-effective entry point to InfoSphere MDM and a path to easily add new environments. It supports the following use cases:

    • Quickly deploy development or test environments for new InfoSphere MDM projects.
    • Move all or part of your InfoSphere MDM workload to the cloud.
    • Comply with corporate mandates to move to the cloud.
    • Reduce risk and initial cost for new projects and deliver faster return on investment.

    Informatica MDM solution delivers the market-leading foundation on which to build that trusted 360-degree view. Companies around the globe rely on Informatica MDM to give business users easy access to the data that drives their strategic decisions about cutting costs, increasing revenues, improving operations, reducing risk, and capitalizing on opportunities. As the industry’s only true end-to-end MDM solution, it incorporates data integration, data quality, data governance, business process management, and master data management on a single vendor-agnostic platform to ensure faster time-to-value.

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    Sample Customers
    Zions Bancorporation, London Borough of Camden, Government of Odisha, 1-800-Flowers.com, Nordea Bank, Sonoma County, California, Localiza
    UPMC, Citrix
    Top Industries
    Computer Software Company31%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm9%
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Company Size
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    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise79%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise84%

    IBM Master Data Management on Cloud is ranked 4th in Cloud Master Data Management (MDM) Solutions with 1 review while Informatica MDM is ranked 1st in Customer Data Integration with 7 reviews. IBM Master Data Management on Cloud is rated 0.0, while Informatica MDM is rated 8.2. The top reviewer of IBM Master Data Management on Cloud writes "Effective service consolidation, new features frequent added, and beneficial centralized management". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica MDM writes "Helps in visualizing what we're trying to accomplish and has excellent stability and support". IBM Master Data Management on Cloud is most compared with Stibo STEP MDM, IBM InfoSphere MDM, Ataccama ONE Platform, Semarchy xDM and Oracle Product Master Data Management Cloud, whereas Informatica MDM is most compared with Microsoft MDS, IBM InfoSphere MDM, SAP Master Data Governance and Informatica PIM.

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