Rapidly develop custom MDM applications

Easily integrate with on-premises and cloud-based operational systems

The Kalido MDM Workbench is an MDM API toolkit that enables developers to create custom business-model-driven MDM web applications for managing master and reference data throughout the enterprise.

The workbench provides developer access to a Kalido MDM hub and allows them to manage master data within a custom-built web application. Custom web applications can facilitate process forms and flow to maximize efficiency across the organization. The workbench also provides a handy collection of pre-built objects to accelerate web development around common master data management tasks.

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.

Learn more about how Kalido MDM supports common use cases:


Kalido MDM Cited a Strong Performer by Forrester

Kalido MDM Workbench wins 2016 Gold Stevie Award

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.