What is master data management?

Master data management (MDM) provides a comprehensive, trusted view of critical entities across the enterprise with analytical graph-based exploration, agile self-service access, governance and user friendly dashboard capabilities.

IBM's Master Data Management (MDM) solutions enable new ways to explore and exchange data, collaborate and innovate to drive better insights and business results.

Gain access to the unified governance & integration platform offerings via flex point licensing. It supports your rapidly evolving needs by giving you flexible access to offerings included in the platform. Purchase entitlement based on your expected needs. When requirements change, add a product or stop using a product and apply the same flex points to another product within the platform, as long as you stay within total flex points purchased.

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MDM features

Agile self- service access to trusted data

Empower users by providing secure, governed self-service access to trusted data across the enterprise for opportunity-oriented experimentation and collaboration to drive innovation, better insights and business decisions.

Entity insight with analytical MDM

Provision and operationalize MDM data with graph-based exploration of master data, transactional data and Hadoop to drive entity insight and analytics.

Consent management

Capture content to enable governance and adhere to regulatory compliance requirements.

Optimize master data environments

Agile and intuitive dashboards within the stewardship center improve efficiency, help proactively manage data and respond to changes.

See what's new in MDM

IBM Master Data Management Express

Helps you rapidly and easily deploy a master data management solution to leverage trusted data and create a 360-degree view of information- within hours.

IBM Master Data Management on Cloud Managed

Act quickly to help your organization focus on driving greater value from your data through speed, experimentation, and innovation – without worrying about provisioning and maintaining the infrastructure. Get a master data management production environment on cloud that's fully managed by IBM.


IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management

Manages master data for single or multiple domains including customers, suppliers, products, accounts and more.

IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management Collaborative Edition

Provides product information management and collaborative master data management (MDM) capabilities.

IBM Master Data Management Express

 Rapidly and easily deploys a master data management solution to leverage trusted data and create a 360-degree view of information.

IBM Master Data Management on Cloud

Helps businesses gain a trusted view of data in a hybrid computing environment.

IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management Hub

Centrally manage and distribute reference data across the enterprise as a standard.


Trusted data with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management

Learn how IBM MDM provides a single, trusted view of critical business data to users and applications both on premise and on Cloud. Thereby helping reduce costs, minimize risk and improve decision-making.

Continuing the MDM journey

Move from a virtual (registry) architectural style to a physical (transactional) architectural style. Also add source systems and domains while solving new business problems.

Insights into master data management trends for your business

Watch Analyst Andy Hayler's spin on MDM and how adopting an MDM solution provides deeper insights into data and leads to better and more cost effective business processes.

Customer success

London Borough of Camden

London Borough of Camden is reinvesting in innovative social programs by getting a single trusted view of their citizens

Government of Odisha

Learn how the Government of Odisha found a smarter way to fight welfare fraud with IBM Analytics solutions.

Related products

Entity Analytics

Detect non-obvious relationships, resolve entities, and find threats and vulnerabilities that are hiding in your data.

IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog

Apply a standardized approach to discovering your IT assets and define a common business language.

IBM InfoSphere Information Server

Helps create and maintain trusted information to support strategic business initiatives including big data, point-of-impact analytics, master data management, and application consolidation and migration.

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