Enhancements to Content Director Solution Increase Flexibility and Agility of Industry’s First Cloud-Based MDM Solution for Lower TCO, Greater Customer Collaboration
ATLANTA, GA – May 1, 2013
Liaison Technologies, a global provider of secure cloud-based integration and data management services and solutions, today introduced several new capabilities to its cloud-based Content Director 12.0 solution, including expanded multi-domain master data management (MDM) that goes beyond traditional MDM to harmonize and manage a wide array of structured and semi-structured data types, including supplier, customer, product, and clinical data, in the cloud. Additional capabilities including data stewardship functionality, a cloud file system, and a thin client user interface (UI), allow organizations to meet the growing challenges associated with managing and leveraging Big Data to drive critical business outcomes. The latest enhancements to Content Director lay the foundation for Liaison’s Customer Collaboration Model, enabling greater engagement and hybridization between customers and iPaaS managed services.
“Organizations implementing MDM are no longer willing to create their own data models, data integration services or data management user interfaces. Many enterprises now require ‘industrial strength’ collateral in these areas from MDM software and services vendors,” said Bill O’Kane, Research Director at Gartner, in a report released November 28, 2012, titled Predicts 2013: The Nexus of Forces Boosts Information Governance and MDM.
Layered on the company’s managed integration platform, Content Director 12.0 is the industry’s first comprehensive cloud-based MDM management solution. New capabilities in Content Director include:
- Comprehensive Data Harmonization: Going beyond existing models for multi-domain MDM, Liaison’s cloud-based data harmonization and management solution enables organizations to master multiple data domains containing a wide array of unstructured and semi-structured data sources. This approach drives business goals, enabling organizations to better manage relationships with partners, customers, and suppliers. By offering enterprise stakeholders critical information on the origin of data – including who, what, where, and when – multi-domain MDM allows businesses to develop and support best practices around key business processes, driving down costs and improving top-line revenue.
- Data Stewardship: Enhanced functionality including data profiling and metadata management. This feature is designed to ensure consistent use of data management resources and lower costs associated with migration across diverse on-premise and cloud-based systems.
- Cloud File System (CFS): Easy to use data storage and access platform that allows individuals and departments to securely connect to critical information resources remotely via a computer or mobile device.
- Thin Client User Interface (UI): The revamped UI enables centralized management and deployment for ease and efficiency of IT operations.
“While MDM has traditionally been handled using on-premise software solutions, the challenge of building out and maintaining these systems has grown evermore daunting. These hurdles will be further magnified as the volume, velocity and complexity of data continue to increase,” said Robert Fox, Vice President, Application Development at Liaison. “Built with the customer collaboration in mind, Liaison’s Content Director offers a full suite of expanded cloud-based MDM capabilities designed to give organizations the functionality they expect from on-premise software solutions, while offering the scale and flexibility to meet dynamic business needs.”
Designed using REpresentational State Transfer (REST) based service architecture, Content Director 12.0 lays the foundation for future data profiling and data warehousing enhancements. For more information on Content Director 12.0, please visit: http://liaison.com/products/manage/enterprise-content-director
Liaison Technologies is a global data management and integration company. It provides innovative solutions to integrate, transform, harmonize, manage and secure critical business data on-premise or in the cloud. With a comprehensive array of business-to-business and application-to-application integration and data transformation services, as well as on-premise and cloud-based data security solutions, Liaison’s practitioners implement data management infrastructures adapted to each client’s specific business requirements. Headquartered in Atlanta, Liaison has offices in the Netherlands, Finland, Sweden and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit liaison.opentext.com.
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