Rapidly develop custom MDM applications

Easily integrate with on-premises and cloud-based operational systems

The Magnitude MDM Workbench is an MDM API toolkit that enables developers to create custom business-model-driven MDM web applications for managing master and reference data throughout the enterprise.

The workbench provides developer access to a Magnitude MDM hub and allows them to manage master data within a custom-built web application. Custom web applications can facilitate process forms and flow to maximize efficiency across the organization. The workbench also provides a handy collection of pre-built objects to accelerate web development around common master data management tasks.

iphone depicting mdm workbench app

Common scenarios for using the MDM Workbench include:

Master Data Authoring

Magnitude MDM Workbench is the ideal platform to begin creating a centralized MDM authoring process where data stewards can efficiently enter and validate key master data for the organization. The MDM Workbench enables custom applications to apply business rules on the front-end at the point of authoring and then push the data out to cloud-based or on-premises systems.

Validation can be any combination of custom business rules managed within the Magnitude MDM hub, duplicate prevention or validating against the downstream systems. All validations can be done up-front while the data stewards are actively working the data, instead of discovering issues days or weeks later after poor quality data has already been published to multiple operational systems. This saves the time, effort and expense of correcting bad or incomplete data later.

A good scenario example of using the MDM Workbench is Centralized Master Data Authoring.

Unit of Work-based Processing

With the MDM Workbench, web developers can create forms based on stewardship tasks by combining multiple categories of master data on a single page.  End users can quickly enter/edit parents, children, and related reference data a single step. The concept also applies in managing subjects across consuming systems. For example, an organization might take advantage of multiple cloud-based systems to manage HR functions. Employees may be on-boarded by the process in one system, assigned to a training program in a different system, and receive a performance review from a third system. With a Magnitude MDM application created in the MDM Workbench, a single form can add a new employee, enroll them into the learning management system and create an entry in the human capital management with the new job description.

Mobile Device Support

Increasingly, people are working from mobile devices. With the MDM Workbench, developers have the ability to accommodate custom MDM applications from smaller devices such as smartphones, by creating screens that work specifically for device operating systems and browsers, as well as accommodate touch interfaces to ensure drop-down menus work correctly, etc. This capability extends master data stewardship participation to a wider audience and allows for mobile users to be productive players in the process.

Common uses of the Magnitude MDM solution include:

  • Reference Data Management – integrate and harmonize external and internal reference data – such as industry codes, entity identifiers, country codes, units of measure and conversion rates – used to categorize information across systems.
  • Hierarchy Management – visually manage and browse multiple different views of data for different uses across systems, easily handling re-organizations.
  • Data Harmonization – combine multiple data sources into an integrated, unambiguous entity “golden copy” record that can be used by consuming systems to feed a business process.
  • Central Master Data Authoring – create a centralized master data authoring system to create new records, apply custom business rules and then publish to consuming operational systems.
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