The retail company originally operated with a distributed data management system. Data from 17 source systems was pushed to a centralized database that served as their international customer repository, and was then cleansed on a monthly basis by a 3rd party company. During the cleansing operation, certain matching rules were applied before data was reentered to the repository. However, data history was erased in this process, and it became impossible for the retailer to measure the relevance of matched data.
The company therefore aimed to overcome these limitations by implementing a fully integrated MDM solution that would funnel data from their 17 source systems to their data repository, and perform data cleansing and matching while preserving data history.
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