Semarchy Updates MDM Solution to Give Business Users More Control of Their Data

Semarchy has added new capabilities in its xDM platform, a master data management (MDM) that leverages smart algorithms and material design to simplify data stewardship, governance, and integration.

xDM version 4.2 is designed to meet the MDM and data governance demands of global brands, for enterprise-scale production environments.

The new release supports data stewards by generating graphs detailing the relationships between automatically-detected record duplicates for better understanding of fuzzy-matched suggestions, and deeper exploration of these relationships. The updated user interface turns splitting or merging into a simple drag-and-drop exercise, making it even easier for non-technical staff members to use.

Adding to the data survivorship capabilities announced with xDM, control has also become more granular. Users can now define finer survivorship rules for individual fields or groups of fields. Survivorship rules select the most useful data as golden values, maximizing the impact of the MDM consolidation hub. Moreover, user-defined overrides now allow data champions to easily fix anomalies. These features expand multi-domain capabilities, by enabling the MDM system to evolve from pure consolidation to a hybrid model naturally.

In addition, guided data authoring leads users through the steps (called "Steppers") needed for data creation and editing. Authoring automatically adapts to the user's persona, role and privileges. Workflows support approval processes, and provides impact analysis, helping users avoid data wrangling so they can focus on analysis and operational data requirements.

xDM v4.2 supports guided authoring for all types of entities: Basic, ID, and fuzzy-matched. The authoring experience uses the Steppers for data creation, authoring, and override functionality. Following the persona and role-based access controls common to xDM, authoring automatically adapts to the privileges of each user.

Delivering on the company's mission to turn data consumers into data producers, with almost no formal training, xDM now provides a comprehensive and consistent authoring experience that serves business users and data stewards alike.

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