Should you be an ECCMA Member?

ECCMA is a not for profit membership association, it is owned by its members and it invests on their behalf in the development of tools and standards that members can use to improve the value of their master data. ECCMA employees and consultants are seasoned experts in the field of data modelling, enterprise architecture, data governance, master data management, data cleansing, cataloguing and classification. If you are trying to improve the value of your master data then you [...]

By | 2017-12-15T07:21:07+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Where is the money in quality master data?

The low hanging fruit is duplicate identification. Duplicate records in the vendor, customer or material (item) master can lead to unnecessary cost and risk. Different spelling of vendor or customer names leads to lost opportunities to reduce cost or increase sales (as well as many potential legal issues) but duplication in the material master or worse missing material master records that result in maverick purchasing, is a widespread problem that represents the greatest opportunity to reduce cost quickly. [...]

By | 2017-12-15T07:34:26+00:00 December 5th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

What is an eSTS?

An eSTS (ECCMA Standard Technical Specification) is a specification in a standard format which complies with ISO 22745 part 40 where properties have been described using the eOTD (ECCMA Open Technical Dictionary) as the ISO 22745 part 10 Open Technical Dictionary. Creating an eSTS does not require changing your existing technical specifications in any way or form, but only converts them from its syntax version to an XML version. This makes your product specification: • Portable • Exchangeable [...]

By | 2017-12-07T11:56:06+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments

Master Data cleansing is dead

Master Data cleansing is dead. The publication of ISO 8000-115 is the final nail in the coffin and while there are still pockets of resistance, it is as futile as the resistance of night soil collectors to indoor plumbing. Data cleansing is as its name implies a tedious and dirty business. You start with a description created by engineering, maintenance or procurement and you try to figure out what the item really is. In theory at least, the item [...]

By | 2017-12-05T12:06:49+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Blogs|0 Comments