Nexer (former Sigma IT) has extensive experience of implementing and working with different IT systems in many different countries, companies and industries. Our experiences make us the perfect partner on your digital journey. Handling master data, i.e. business-critical data, has always been a challenge, and today the need has increased and evolved due to the growing number of business users and stakeholders. The influx of business data in company systems has also increased, which is both a challenge and an opportunity. That’s why it is important to have an MDM strategy. The first thing we can help you with is assessing where you stand today. We can then recommend the next step, or support you in implementing a solution.
Nexer's MDM Maturity Assessment is the first step on your path to a strong and sustainable master data strategy. It provides a visual overview to communicate strengths and challenges. It is a model and a tool that evaluates your current level of MDM maturity, in order to set a vision or to measure the effect of a data management initiative.
With the help of our MDM Maturity Assessment, you get a current status report and a visual overview of your strengths and weaknesses in different MDM related areas as they look today. After that, we can draw up a vision for what you want to achieve and use it to measure effect and development.
We have many years of experience of running workshops with companies, in order to identify and analyze business processes and data models, as well as consult in data management projects and pre-studies. When you feel ready to source a system, we are happy to match your needs and wishes with a platform recommendation or propose a solution that can provide you with value.
Our methods are based on many years of experience in consulting and implementing MDM and PIM in various industries. We are convinced that in order to create the best possible solution, we must first understand and define the relevant business processes together with the customer. We do this first, before we start implementing anything.
Through our extensive experience of implementation, configuration and integration projects, we have identified some key success factors.
I Be ready to start the project as soon as possible. Make sure you have contracts and other governing documents in place, resources on board, and your goals formulated and accessible.
II Agree on a project methodology and model that all parties are comfortable with, and experienced in. Although we recommend an agile, iterative approach, do not choose it unless everyone involved understands it, or if it does not match your internal project monitoring.
III Define your strategies as soon as possible. How to handle changes in the organization, how to communicate, migrate data, integrate systems and perform testing.
IV Introductory workshops on overall requirements (Epics, high level User Stories in a Backlog) should cover the entire project scope, and not just the first phase.
V If you have chosen an agile project methodology, do not write a User Story/Use Case that requires more development than can be accommodated within a sprint - rather split it up into smaller parts.
VI The project should include continuous transfer of knowledge, so that internal administrators, support and users can manage the system as soon as possible after you go live.
At Nexer, we have extensive experience of MDM, and can help you set up a successful strategy for your data. We implement and create integrations with the systems needed. We believe that good Master Data Management comes from a combination of organization, technology, systems and processes. Whether you are curious about MDM, looking for an expert partner in master data management to analyze or give you advice on your digital journey, or an MDM project - we put your business first and working with us means a promising future!
Since 2011, we have been collaborating with Stibo Systems as an exclusive, local Enterprise partner in the Nordic region. Stibo Systems' Enterprise Platform (STEP) is sustainable and scalable for your future business needs, with the flexibility to expand into other master data domains. It is designed to solve business problems, not IT problems. The solution puts focus on data quality and functionality for efficient administration, workflow management and automation, and has built-in support for data analysis and BI using AI and ML.
Sigma IT is now Nexer – the tech company of the future. With digital expertise in strategy, technology and communication we create the future, today. Bringing our customers along for the ride.