Here is a list of features in Kalido MDM that are not only essential to the harmonization use-case but also play a significant role in other operational master data management use cases.
Sophisticated Multi-Domain Modeling
Kalido MDM business information models easily support any combination of complex structures across multiple domains – customer/party, product/thing, financial data, location data, etc. Kalido MDM’s visual modeling capability coupled with a top-down, business-centric approach enables both IT and the business to collaborate in building sensible and effective master data processes. Reuse makes for a quick, efficient and cost-effective path to adding new domains, data sources, objects, attributes, and associations.
Kalido business information models can manage multiple identifiers for each subject. An identifier can be either primary or alternate, optional or mandatory. Model-driven validation quickly flags any duplicates based any of the available keys. Then, similar to any other business rule validation errors in Kalido MDM, these duplicates are not rejected as part of the load but rather moved into a working context for subsequent mediation and resolution.
Kalido business information models design and build the physical layer through the MDM engine and deliver the right amount of automation, governance, and control over the database objects and corresponding load processes. With a combination of a well-designed and robust business model, component reuse and model-driven automation, adding a new source system can be quick and efficient, rapidly delivering business value.
Internal and external data sources can vary significantly in terms of grain, unique identifiers, and overall quality. Using a combination of direct and fuzzy matching rules, data stewards can quickly configure, test and deploy matching rules. Matching scores determine whether source records are automatically associated to a target, rejected or sent to an inbox for manual review.
A robust, customizable MDM workflow provides just the right amount of control over the business process of harmonization. Complete audit history captures what changes were made by whom and at what time. Model-based security controls which users can view, add or update categories or subjects. In addition, data subjects are managed in either working or published context to provide absolute control over which data can be made publicly available.
Any changes to models, subjects, attributes, and associations are captured across time. With this functionality, you can quickly retrieve any subject based on current state or how it existed at any point in time, providing an audit trail for compliance requirements.
Harmonization helps the business leverage disparate bits of information to provide greater perspective on master data subjects such as customer, account, location, etc. Harmonization coupled with an effective business model also provides the supporting context for all related records to broaden that perspective even more.