by Angela Guess
According to a recent article in Infotech Lead, "SAS has announced the availability of its latest SAS Master Data Management (MDM) and SAS Federation Server software that enables organizations gain more insight from their data through better access and management of user data from any source. The latest version of SAS MDM features embedded data quality to ensure clean and accurate data; improved usability to drive business user engagement; and pervasive data governance to improve collaboration between business and IT."
The article continues, "The software helps organizations implement MDM in a phased approach, delivering business value while using existing software to reduce integration costs, SAS said. Invacare, one of the customers of SAS MDM, uses the software to support its global MDM efforts. Before SAS MDM, Invacare found data on identical products duplicated in different ERP systems and classified using different terminology. The resulting confusion led to time-consuming, redundant analysis. With SAS MDM, Invacare is now creating master product and supplier data hubs by integrating disparate product data from 25 ERP systems, said Greg Rossiter, director of Global Business Information and Data Management for Invacare. 'We’re able to perform de-duplication and data classification – and enhance the data around our vast product set'.”
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