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360-degree view of your data

Does your company suffer from poor data quality (duplicates, incomplete data records)? Does the search for materials fail due to missing system? Are there no clear rules on who is allowed to create and maintain data records? Is there a lack of processes for cross-departmental data creation and maintenance? If you answer “yes” to at least one of these questions, you should take a closer look at your master data.

In our MDM Excellence Workshop 360 Degree, we provide you with an overview of the potential of your master data from its creation in engineering/maintenance to its end-of-life status. In this workshop, you will learn how to use a modern MDM (master data management) to generate sustainably high data quality, which then has a positive effect on the efficiency of your processes and ensures cost savings throughout the company.

Your challenges! Our solutions!

Many companies face similar challenges in optimizing the data quality of their material and product master data. Which ones are you facing?

Challenge 1:

Shadow systems

There is an Excel workbook, or an Access application – employees often use their own tools to search for and maintain their material master data. The tool may help individuals complete their work, but it is the source of data inconsistency and that may cause losses of information.

Solution 1:

Golden record 

Provide your employees with a tool that combines all relevant information into a single point of truth and is directly linked to your ERP system. If your employee simply finds his material via your ERP system, he will not retain any shadow systems. This way, you will create transparency in all departments while reducing administrative efforts.

Challenge 2:

Data error

Different employees have different views of designations for materials or for entering master data. This results in individual designations, spelling errors both in the material short texts and in the units of measurement and quantity, in materials, etc. Furthermore, duplicates are created in the system.

Solution 2:

Data processes

Defined workflows and processes speed up the entry of new materials while also ensuring the desired quality. Modern MDM solutions such as product databases can also create your data in the system with exact designations and information.

Challenge 3:

Insufficient classification

Insufficient material groups or missing data structures impede strategic initiatives for maintenance, warehouse, purchasing, leading to poor processes. This can cause high costs all along the supply chain.

Solution 3:

Standardized class structure

Standardized classification systems such as ECLASS, ETIM, UNSPSC provide you with a uniform structure. Classification provides a common basis for your processes and turns data into information. This way, procurement, marketing, sales and corporate management benefit equally.

The goal of our MDM Excellence Workshops 360 Degree

Together, we will build a cross-departmental understanding of the MDM challenges ahead.

Based on the status quo (ACTUAL analysis), we will develop, together with you, strategies, goals and specific measures for your master data management project considering your goals and our experience.

Workshop content

  • 360-degree data analysis
  • Identification of duplicates based on textual similarities
  • Establishment of a standardized classification such as ECLASS, ETIM, UNSPSC etc. or a self-classification
  • Optimization of data quality through enrichment of product information from manufacturer catalogs
  • Data governance: Clear rules for processes and organization
  • Process analysis: From creation of data to end-of-life status
  • Creation and modification of materials made easy
  • Best practice examples
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Workshop process

Workshop target group

Department heads, managers and experts from the following fields:

  • Management
  • Purchasing
  • Maintenance
  • Master data management
  • IT
  • Sales
  • Engineering
  • Service

To ensure the workshop character, we recommend a participants’ level between 3 and 15 employees from your company.

Your Benefits

Do you need specialist knowledge and insights into MDM?

Use direct consultations with our experts on site in our workshop.

Would you like to learn how other companies successfully implement their MDM project?

We will compare your actual situation using best practice approaches and will show you our success stories.

Do you suspect many errors, identical parts and inconsistencies in the systems in your material master?

We will determine your current status, analyze your material master data and related processes. You will also get initial duplicate results based on textual similarities.

Do you and your colleagues have different challenges and goals when it comes to optimal data quality?

Together, we will create a uniform MDM project understanding among all workshop participants, for example, by developing the future target state in teamwork.

Do you need specific proposed solutions for your MDM project?

We will bundle and channel insights from our workshop. This will provide you with detailed and specific recommendations for action that will support you in implementing your MDM project.

Do you need a short and concise decision template for your management?

You will receive a management summary with all relevant information and important decision parameters.

Do you want to know how much time and how many resources your MDM project will take?

We will specify your project scope, create a project profile and a detailed roadmap with milestones.

Would you like to know if and how an investment in MDM pays off?

We will identify potential savings as well as the return on investment (ROI) that you can achieve by invensting in your MDM project.

Do you want a fair and transparent cost transfer?

We will provide you with your individual and non-binding offer according to your requirements.

8-12% fewer new parts in the system
20 min. less searching on average
up to 95% less manual effort

Free initial consultation

Are you still unsure whether our MDM Excellence Workshop is right for you? No problem!

We would like to invite you to our free one-hour consultation! Together, we will find out which of our offers meets your requirements.

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In our product flyer, you will find detailed information on all our MDM Excellence workshops at a glance.

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