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The Art of Enterprise Information Architecture: A Systems-Based Approach for Unlocking Business Insight by Martin Oberhofer, Eberhard Hechler, Mario Godinez, Klaus Koenig, Michael Schroeck, Steve Lockwood

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Chapter 11. Master Data Management

Defining data models for key business entities such as customers, products, invoices, or orders is part of the metadata creation and metadata lifecycle management explained in Chapter 10. This chapter builds on what we have discussed about metadata and introduces how to handle master data that represents the second layer in the Enterprise Information Model. Master data appears in many relevant operational business processes, such as order entry and billing.

This chapter shows typical business scenarios that implement Master Data Management (MDM).1 We discuss the inner structure and subcomponents of the MDM component of the EIA Reference Architecture. A Component Interaction Diagram shows the viability of the ...

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