your Master Data Management (MDM) System Risk Free.
Having a Master Data
Management system is the first crtical step organizations
to improve the quality ,
accuracy and timeliness of business
information. in order to make better business decisions.
An MDM system will
create company wide
standards for the naming entities and categories and their important
attributes, that your business uses. (See
Definitions and Screen Shots in the side bar opposite to see how
Dimension Manager displays Dimensions, Hierarchies, Entities,
Categories and Attributes.)
Once you have this
company master data
defined and the meanings agreed and standardized in a
centralized location, you get your IT department to use
these standardized definitions for
ALL your corporate systems.
These could be transactional Order Entry, Stock Control and
ERP systems, Reporting & Planning Systems, data warehouses and
Business Intelligence Systems.
An MDM system will prevent the creation of duplicate
it will guarantee the integrity and validity of all you internal
business reporting and operations as well as those of your
suppliers and customers.
Master Data Management
implementations have price tags in the tens of thousands dollars. Often
paying for functionality that is not required.
Manager easily manages
your main business hierarchies, categories and key
your company reporting, data warehouse or business intelligence
Most companies will get a huge benefit by doing this in
straight forward way.
is what Dimension Manager is. A
simple, straight forward, practical way to centrally manage
data and Dimensions for businesses of all types large and
small. In many
cases your business will not require anything more complicated.
your business does require a more
complex solution then we will happily recommend other products
to cover off your
just remember, if you can't get a benefit managing your key Master Data
are unlikely to gain much implementing a more comprehensive
a File Manager like interface to move (drag and drop) categories to the
categories appear in the orphan categories section. These then be
easily moved to the correct parent.
master data integrity.
company business rules and relationships.
user secure access to all dimensions, individual levels categories and
- Integrates directly to the
corporate data-warehouse or reporting system.
a company to manage its products, customers, accounts, calendars and
any other important master data in the one place.
full audit control and rollback functionality.
hierarchies with thousands of categories and attributes.
Manager can be automated to flag new categories coming from company
transactional systems. (Accounting, Order Entry etc)
attribute information; text, date, numeric or coded list data for any
data base structure . Your IT department can create its own
database views and
scripts to support
your other business applications.
stable application so clients log very few incidents.
a companywide standard on naming and defining important key entities
and categories. This is critical to the success of all business
reporting, data warehousing and business intelligence projects.
users to quickly create alternate reporting structures not found in
order entry and accounting systems. Save on costly modifications to
the time spent by short staffed IT & BI departments in
resolving hierarchy issues. Pushes responsibility for master data and
hierarchies back to the business where it belongs.
integrity of hierarchy data. Ensures accuracy of Company reports and
reduces Cube (Business Intelligence databases) build times.
structure and master data for with the company reporting system or
data-warehouse. Including Cognos, SAP BW, MS Analysis Services and
Companies Can Benefit From Using MDM's Dimension Manager.
Manager can manage an
unlimited number of hierarchies and entities with thousands
of categories. It can
support hundreds of attributes for those categories.
Dimension Manager is ideally suited to mid
size companies( 50 to 500 employees) that need
to manage all their important hierarchies, entities and
reportng categories. If each category has less than 20
attributes then Dimension
can easily manage this problem, and your company will gain significant
Manager does not
have a formal workflow function which is often needed when
managing more than 40 attributes per category, so
is important then
Manager may not be the correct solution.
use Dimension Manager to
manage Charts of Accounts, Cost Centre Structures, Customer Structures,
Structures, Special Business Calendars. In fact, any business data that
formally defined and managed by key business users.
Dimension Manager has been used by consumer products
,beverage, financial services, retail and
pharmaceutical companies. Some companies use Dimension Manager to
manage all their master data, while others only manage selected data.
For example one company uses Dimension Manager to manage Product
Hierarchies and Account hierarchies and attributes. It uses a
dedicated CRM system to manage its customer information.
Here are two ways you can get master data management
into your business.
your Company Master Data Management system for $5000 Risk Free.
Risk free price includes :
Years Experience in Master Data Implementations. Dimension Manager was
written in 2000 before the term Master Data
Management was in common use.
Dimension Manager Enterprise Unlimited User License that runs
on MS Sql Server. Value $5000. (Sql Server Database not included)
- 5 Days
consulting free to implement Reporting structures fully Integrated with
your business Intelligence or Data Warehouse or Reporting Solution.
$6000 Allow 1 to 2 days for each structure..
Staff Training Value $2000
Training Value $1000
total of $US14,000 products and services for $US5000.
Remote Installation. We don't need to visit your company. We install
and configure solution over the internet using logmein.com
and a phone.
Remote Response to any Issues. Next day guaranteed.
Money Back Guarantee and Risk Free Implementation. If Dimension Manager
does not do what you thought it would do you don't pay a cent. We use
escrow.com to manage payments so funds are only released to
us on your approval..
Get Dimension Manager Installed and Integrated for
by Asking us to Implement your New Business
If your company does not have a Business Intelligence
and you would like a risk free way to implement one,
to implement one for you, When you purchase our
Intelligence solutions you will get to use Dimension
Enterprise for one year for free.
We have been implementing Business Intelligence systems
years so we know that Master Data Management is key
success of any Business Intelligence System.
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MDM's Dimension Manager.
Business's rely more and more on sophisticated reporting
and analytical tools. These sizable investments value can be
significantly reduced unless
company master data and structure data (report category rollups) are
Examples of master data 'Dimensions'
- Brands and Products and Product Attribute size,
color, Type etc
- GL Charts of accounts and account roll ups.
- Customers, Territories and Sales People.
- Cost Centers and Locations
- Business Calendars
An Example of Hierarchies within a
Dimension are Business Calendars:
- 544 weeks per Quarter ,
- 445 Weeks per Quarter,
- Accounting Years and Months Days for Financial Year
or Calendar Year
- Year to Date March YTD, September YTD.
An example of Entities are:
- Product Category (Roll up or Total Level)
- Product (Roll up or Total Level)
- SKU (Base or Leaf Level)
- Account (Base or Leaf Level),
- Account Level 3, (Rollup or
Total Level )
- Location (Base of Leaf Level)
- City (Rollup or Total Level)
An Example of Categories are:
- Whole Foods (Product Category)
- Basmati Rice (Product)
- Basmati White Rice 1 lb or 500 g (Sku)
- 6004 Print Advertising Expenses (Account)
- 600 Advertising Expenses (Account Level 3)
- La Jola CA, Birmingham UK (City or Total
An Example of Attributes are:
- Size - 1 lb or 500gm (Attribute of SKU)
- Color- White (Attribute of SKU )
- Dangerous Goods Classification None -
(Attribute of Product)
- Account Type (Asset, Liability ,Income ,Expense)
(Attribute of Account)
Having different sources for product, customer and
financial master data can cause incorrect totals on company
reports and can lead to poor business decisions.
The following examples highlight the importance of
managing and maintaining company master and hierarchy data.
- Brands can have different lists of products between
departments. That is, the Logistics' Brand X is different from Sales'
Brand X. What happens when the two departments discuss the sales
forecast? When Sales say we need 10,000 units of Brand X. Logistics
could potentially source the wrong products.
- Often financial reports need to be structured
differently when reporting to head office. These extra account
groupings are often created using Excel "lookups" which is prone to
inaccuracy and lots of manual checking. Dimension Manager can be used
to create many alternate account groupings for different target
audiences. These alternate hierarchies are then loaded into the company
reporting systems to generate the required information. The company
does not have to modify its existing accounting system to do this.
- Sales Territories are always being restructured. This
makes reporting and managing them difficult. A central place to manage
customer information and sales areas makes it easy for the reporting
systems to restate targets and actual sales by territory. Dimension
Manager can easily map different customers to sales regions and export
this information to the company reporting system. If you don't have a
CRM system this can be an easy way to maintain key customer information.
- Products and Customers with incorrect parent
categories can lead the company reports to double count or give
incorrect report information. How would this problem impact your
- What is the implication for your business if you tell
customers and suppliers incorrect information about your products? What
happens if your products have incorrect units per case, dangerous goods
classification or weight information?
Dimension Manager Screen Shots.