I read (and write) a lot about why Master Data Management (MDM) is a core capability you need to succeed in digital transformation.
Over at the Profisee blog there is a post about that, extending the capability to be multidomain MDM. The post is called The Role of Multi-Domain MDM in Digital Transformation.
Also, at the Reltio blog as part of the #ModernDataMasters series, Tony Saldanha, author of the book Why Digital Transformations Fail, explains: “Look at master data in terms of the entire virtual company – the total supply chain including your clients and suppliers – and create an ecosystem to drive standards across that.”
Tony continues: “The investment in master data within ecosystems is going to increase dramatically. People are going to realise that most of the waste that happens is at the seams of large organisations – not having a common language between the accounts payable of one company and the accounts receivable of another company means both companies are wasting resources and money.”
This way of looking at MDM as something that goes beyond each organization and evolves to be ecosystem wide is also called Multienterprise MDM.
In my eyes this is a very important aspect of using MDM within digital transformation. This theme is further examined in the post Why is Your Digital Ecosystem and MDM the Place to Begin in Digital Transformation?