"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."
"We've used the solution for quite some time, so in our organization, the product is pretty mature."
"MDM doesn't require a separate IDQ."
"It has flexibility in extending the data model."
"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."
"The data quality component is very good."
"Their documentation is excellent."
"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."
"Pre-sales technical support is much better than post-sales technical support."
"The advertising makes promises about data analytics that it does not keep."
"The solution doesn't directly connect to any of the analytical tools."
"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."
"They need to make the workflow more enhanced or dynamic in its functionality."
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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.
Semarchy is the Intelligent MDM company. Its xDM platform is an innovation in multi-vector Master Data Management (MDM) that leverages smart algorithms and material design to simplify data stewardship, governance, and integration. It is implemented via an agile and iterative approach that delivers business value almost immediately and scales to meet enterprise complexity.
Informatica MDM is ranked 1st in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 7 reviews while Semarchy xDM is ranked 10th in Master Data Management (MDM) Software with 1 review. Informatica MDM is rated 8.2, while Semarchy xDM is rated 8.0. 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 Semarchy xDM writes "Great user interface, very good documentation, and offers excellent pricing". Informatica MDM is most compared with Microsoft MDS, IBM InfoSphere MDM, SAP Master Data Governance, Informatica PIM and Profisee, whereas Semarchy xDM is most compared with Profisee, TIBCO EBX, Microsoft MDS, SAP Master Data Governance and Reltio Cloud.
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