Master Data Ontology Manager


ISO 8000 compliant data models and structures.
Data Cleansing, Harmonization, Validation and Enrichment

The primary function of the PiLog™ Master Data Ontology Manager is to allow users to create and maintain the client corporate Master Data Dictionary, data requirement statements, and classification structures. Managing the corporate Master Data Dictionary is key for the best practice of master data management. Ontology is the Meta data for the creation of new master data.

Each data requirement can be seen as a data entry form to create master data, containing all the data quality rules (masks, regular expressions, data types) to guarantee quality data. Each data requirement is associated with a class and the properties (fields) that are used to describe the class. For example, the material class "bearing" would be described using the properties, interior diameter, outer diameter, and width. The service class "clean floor" would be described using the property, floor material.

Data requirements can be nested to provide complex data structures. Data quality Meta data (masks, data types, regular expressions) can be pre-defined in the data requirement statements. The Meta data is interpreted and enforced by the Item Entry control functionality of MDRM. Multiple data types are available that cover any data domains (accounts, cost centers, customers, addresses, vendors, materials...).

The Data Requirement Manager is integrated with a Master Data Dictionary that contains the terms and definitions; this is sometimes called a company lexicon or vocabulary. The customer dictionary is managed as a subset of the PiLog Registered Ontology and is integrated with open technical dictionaries that contain terms and definitions collected from international and national standards organizations as well as industry consortia. Master Data Dictionary, contains synonyms and translations.

Features

Dictionary Manager

Dictionary Manager Module comprises of 4 different views of dictionaries that are ISO 22745 & ISO 8000 compliant

  • OTD: Open Technical Dictionary that has all the terminology registered by several organizations across the globe, its available in public domain
  • PRO: PiLog Registered Ontology(Dictionary) that have all PiLog clients terminology registered in OTD
  • PPO: PiLog Preferred Ontology, that is developed by industry specialists and highly recommended by PiLog to be used across many industries
  • CPO: Client Preferred Ontology, that has a list of terminology used by the user organization

Data Requirement Manager (Template)

Data Requirement Manager Module comprises of 3 different views of data requirements that are ISO 22745 & ISO 8000 compliant

  • PRO-DR: Search the data requirements (Templates) offered by PiLog for the clients
  • PPO-DR: Search the data requirements (Templates) preferred by PiLog
  • CPO-DR: Client Preferred Ontology, that has a list of terminology used by the user organization

Classification Manager

The PiLog™ MDOM includes a classification manager. This is used to create hierarchical classifications for spend analysis or other reporting requirements. These classifications can be mapped to any classification supported by the OTD such as the UNSPSC, CPV, eCl@ss, GPC, FSC, NSC, and industry classifications.

Translation Manager

Translation Manager has the capability to automatically translate the terminology & the definitions in non-English languages, user has the ability to review and approve the translations proposed by the machine. The views available in this module show the terms that are fully translated or need translation depending on the organization's languages linked.

Ontology Analysis

Ontology Analysis is the module to analyze the similarities & differences between any two organization dictionaries. It has various compare options to analyze the terminology, data requirements, translations in detail. The reports show the differences and similarities between the ontologies of the organizations.

Dictionary Syndication

Dictionary Syndication is the module that allows users to view the status of terms requested to be added to organization ontology. Once the new terminology or data requirements are added to the organization ontology, the same can be downloaded and published to the PiLog-MDRM's Dictionary module for further syndication to the operational master data.

Benefits

  • MDOM software Application allows users to convert their corporate business language into a formal ontology/dictionary
  • MDOM comprises of 4 different views of dictionaries that are ISO 22745 & ISO 8000 compliant.
  • MDOM is used to create hierarchical classifications for spend analysis or other reporting requirements.
  • MDOM has the capability to automatically translate the terminology & the definitions in non-English languages, the user has the ability to review and approve the translations proposed by the machine.
  • MDOM is used to analyze the similarities & differences between any two organization dictionaries. It has various compare options to analyze the terminology, data requirements, translations in detail.
  • MDOM can be implemented as a standalone module or integrated with other PiLog modules or applications.

Architecture