Create Once, Publish Everywhere

Often, it is desirable to create new customer, product, supplier, employee, etc. master records in a “neutral” application, rather than directly in an operational system. The reason for this is to capture all the desired attributes, rather than the subset that are required in a given system. This allows you to publish relevant data to consuming systems, and still deliver a single view of clean master data that covers all its attributes.

Additionally, centralized master data authoring capability requires a specialized interface for creating new master data records. Customers will need a very flexible system that can accommodate every master data domain, and also deliver an interface that supports a mobile workforce who call on suppliers and customers.

Kalido MDM supports the ability to create a centralized master data authoring system to create new records, apply custom business rules and then publish to consuming operational systems. We offer the Kalido MDM Workbench that enables administrators to design and deliver a custom web-based and mobile-compatible interfaces relevant for the newly authored data.

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Master Data Authoring

Key Centralized Authoring Capabilities and Benefits

Centralized authoring is the gateway to manage the essential master data required to run day-to-day operations. Authoring efficiencies require fully customizable components and processes: business models, business rules, workflow and forms. Kalido MDM has all capabilities essential to operational MDM with the advantage of wrapping governance and workflow around a business process and model that matches your business and makes sense in your environment.

Customizable User Interface

In addition to the model-driven user interface, the Kalido MDM Workbench also supplies a fully-customizable UI. Each path provides the level of configuration required to match your company’s language requirements, process and data flow. To further enable authoring efficiencies, HTML developers can easily access the functionality and power of the Kalido MDM engine through the MDM Workbench to create complete customized forms.

Operational Application Integration

Kalido MDM can easily integrate with on-premises ERP systems such as SAP and with cloud-based systems such as through our web services API.


A powerful and robust workflow enables both efficiency and proper governance of the business process of creating new master data records. Kalido MDM’s embedded workflow capability manages events, workflow states and state transitions, and provides the flexibility to customize approval and authorization workflows depending on the rigor required for different master data sets.

Robust, Multi-Domain Modeling

Kalido MDM business models easily support any combination of complex structures across multiple domains. Its 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. Re-use makes for a quick, efficient and cost-effective path to adding new domains, data sources, objects, attributes and associations.

Customizable Validation and Consistency Checks

Business rules are configured and applied through the Kalido MDM business model and validation rules. Invalid data is held in a separate “working context” for validation, while valid data can either proceed though a workflow approval & authorization process or be published to the “master context” for downstream application consumption.

Design & Build Automation

Kalido business information models drive the physical layer through the MDM engine and deliver the right amount of automation, governance and control over the database objects and corresponding authoring and load processes. With a combination of a well-designed and robust business model, component reuse and model-driven automation, adding new domains can be quick and efficient, delivering key business value in a short amount of time.

Duplicate Checking and Prevention

Kalido MDM can manage duplicate prevention when creating new master data records in two ways. The first method is through the use of multiple identifiers. Kalido business 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.

Secondly, architects have the option of using a combination of direct and fuzzy matching rules created through the Kalido MDM’s matching capability to search for any existing entities within the master data or source data repositories. Matching rules can be quickly configured and tested then integrated into the authoring process to determine if a subject already exists at the time of entry.

Required Governance

A robust, customizable MDM workflow provides just the right amount of control over the business process of centrally authoring master data.  Complete audit history captures what changes were made by whom and at what time. Model-based security controls which users and 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.

Learn more about how Kalido MDM supports common use cases:


Kalido MDM Cited a Strong Performer by Forrester

Success Stories

Learn how our customers are using Kalido MDM to deliver higher quality master and reference data for operational and analytical systems.

Daymon Worldwide
Post Office
Imperial Brands
Leading Mortgage Bank
Independent Health
Smith & Associates
Virgin Media

Forrester Wave

Forrester Wave: Master Data Management

Delivering clean, accurate, and consistent master data
is critical for efficient business processes.

But it isn’t enough to simply get clean data – you need to keep it clean, too. And the best way to keep data clean is to proactively engage the people who know the most about the data in the process.

Forrester, a leading independent technology and market research company, has cited Kalido MDM as a “Strong Performer” in The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management Solutions, Q1 2016. According to the Forrester Wave report author, Senior Analyst Michele Goetz, “The Kalido MDM tool makes master data management (MDM) easy for data stewards and subject matter experts (SME).”

Read the report and learn more about the 12 MDM providers that matter most and how they stack up.