Common scenarios for using the MDM Workbench include:
Master Data Authoring
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 Kalido 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 Kalido 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.