What is master data management?

Master data management (MDM) is a comprehensive method to define and manage an organization’s critical data. It provides a single, trusted view of data across the enterprise, agile self-service access, analytical graph-based exploration, governance and user-friendly dashboard.

IBM Master Data Management solutions establish a single trusted 360-degree view of data and enable users through self-service analytics to deliver insights.

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

Improve efficiency and more proactively manage data and respond to changes, using the agile and intuitive dashboards within the stewardship center.

IBM Master Data Management Express

More rapidly and more 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

Focus on driving greater value from your data through speed, experimentation and innovation — without worrying about provisioning and maintaining the infrastructure. Get an MDM production environment on cloud that's fully managed by IBM.

GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)

Accelerate your personal data discovery and protection journey with the help of 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 MDM capabilities

IBM Master Data Management Express

Rapidly and easily deploys an MDM solution to leverage trusted data and create a 360-degree view of information

IBM Master Data Management on Cloud

Helps your business gain a trusted view of data in a hybrid computing environment

IBM InfoSphere MDM Reference Data Management Hub

Centrally manages and distributes reference data across the enterprise as a standard


Trusted data with IBM InfoSphere Master Data Management

Learn how IBM InfoSphere® Master Data Management provides a single, trusted view of critical business data to users and applications on premises and on the cloud, thereby helping reduce costs, minimize risk and improve decision-making.

Continuing the MDM journey

Discover how to move from a virtual (that is, registry) to a physical (that is, transactional) architectural style, and how to 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 learn how adopting an MDM solution provides deeper insights into data and leads to better and more cost-effective business processes.

Enabling information-driven insights

Empower every data user and line-of-business leader with high-value, 360-degree views of trusted data to drive business insights and intelligence.

Client success

Zions Bancorporation

Zions Bancorporation seized control of incentive compensation management with a cloud-based IBM solution, enabling a detailed audit trail, defined workflows, reporting and dashboards.

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

The Government of Odisha found a smarter way to fight welfare fraud and deliver the right benefits to the citizens who need them the most with IBM Analytics solutions.

Related products

IBM Entity Analytics

Detect non-obvious relationships, resolve entities and find threats and vulnerabilities that are hiding in your data — with IBM Entity Analytics.

IBM InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog

Apply a standardized approach to discovering your IT assets and define a common business language — with the InfoSphere Information Governance Catalog.

IBM InfoSphere Information Server

Create and maintain trusted information to support strategic business initiatives like big data, point-of-impact analytics, MDM, and application consolidation and migration.

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