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"Its data cleansing capabilities are very valuable. The match and merge and the audit trail functionalities are 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.""I like the number of options that are presented with Informatica, fuzzy matching, and your screen.""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.""MDM doesn't require a separate IDQ.""We've used the solution for quite some time, so in our organization, the product is pretty mature.""It has flexibility in extending the data model.""The data quality component is very good."

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"The most important features are the mastering of the data and the UI intuitiveness.""The staging and hierarchical features are the most valuable.""A great product enrichment tool."

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"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.""The solution doesn't directly connect to any of the analytical tools.""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.""The integration could be a bit better. The process is something new.""They have too many diversified products. If you don't know Informatica, it's very confusing and feels very idiotic.""The advertising makes promises about data analytics that it does not keep.""Pre-sales technical support is much better than post-sales technical support.""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."

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"Its look and feel needs improvement. It has a lousy look and feel. Informatica PIM is designed specifically for the retail industry. They need to make sure that it is also applicable to all the other industries and verticals.""Database access is highly restricted particularly if you're using the cloud version.""They need more feature flexibility, as it is not fully developed."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "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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  • "We switched to Informatica PIM because it was cheaper than the Oracle solution. It is cheaper initially, but they will bundle it later. This is what happens in the industry."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer: 
    Informatica Cloud MDM is built on a completely redesigned platform, comparing to the older Informatica MDM platform. Currently, cloud MDM offering includes a few business solutions like Reference 360… more »
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    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… more »
    Top Answer: 
    Informatica MDM's pricetag should come down. They have to cut some costs.
    Top Answer: 
    A great product enrichment tool.
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    Licensing costs are a little pricey. For my previous client, as a support contract partner, we were making less money than Informatica was charging them.
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    Database access is highly restricted with PIM. If you're using the cloud version, you probably won't have database access or a view of it. If you're wanting a customized application, you can develop… more »
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    Also Known As
    Siperian, Customer 360
    PIM, Product 360, Heiler
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    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.

    MDM – Product 360 is Informatica’s master data-fueled product information management (PIM) system. It allows business users to more effectively manage and collaborate on product content to fuel all sales channels with consistent, rich, and accurate product data for an informed and engaging customer experience. By delivering clean, consistent, and trusted product data, Product 360 empowers customer engagement and a company’s digital transformation by increasing speed, agility, and time to market.

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    Sample Customers
    UPMC, Citrix
    Puma, Saint Gobain, Unilever
    Top Industries
    Financial Services Firm13%
    Computer Software Company13%
    Energy/Utilities Company13%
    Manufacturing Company13%
    Computer Software Company33%
    Comms Service Provider14%
    Financial Services Firm7%
    Energy/Utilities Company7%
    Computer Software Company35%
    Comms Service Provider16%
    Manufacturing Company7%
    Company Size
    Small Business18%
    Midsize Enterprise4%
    Large Enterprise79%
    Small Business10%
    Midsize Enterprise6%
    Large Enterprise84%
    Midsize Enterprise29%
    Large Enterprise71%
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    Informatica MDM is ranked 1st in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 7 reviews while Informatica PIM is ranked 5th in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 3 reviews. Informatica MDM is rated 8.2, while Informatica PIM is rated 7.0. The top reviewer of Informatica MDM writes "Helps in visualizing what we're trying to accomplish and has excellent stability and support". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Informatica PIM writes "Great product enrichment tool that provides flexibility and can be plugged with any e-commerce site". Informatica MDM is most compared with Microsoft MDS, IBM InfoSphere MDM, SAP Master Data Governance, TIBCO EBX and Stibo STEP MDM, whereas Informatica PIM is most compared with TIBCO EBX, SAP Master Data Governance, Stibo STEP MDM, SAP Hybris PCM and Oracle Product Hub. See our Informatica MDM vs. Informatica PIM report.

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