Entity Group listed in the Gartner 2018 Market Guide for MDM ESPs

by Kate Tickner on 27th March 2018

KENT, UK – 26th March 2018 – Entity Group, is pleased to have been included in Gartner’s March 2018 Market Guide for MDM External Service Providers. The report, which encompasses some of the MDM suppliers globally, states that External Service Providers (ESPs) “provide substantial value in helping organizations develop strong foundations for their digital strategies”.

According to the report, “The scope and complexity of MDM programs, coupled with the high level of cooperation needed between IT and the business, provide ample incentive for organizations to seek assistance from ESPs.” We feel that this aligns with Entity Group’s thinking in their “Collaboration Corridor,” a concept that highlights the need to keep shared data initiatives in a zone which has the business and IT communities working in concert as part of its overall advice on data governance and MDM strategy.

“Our ultimate goal is to move to a position where we trust all of the master data we have. ….. The work we did with Entity Group means that we can now immediately apply the pilot findings to at least four out of our seven data domains as well as our reference data via the same practical approach. Then we can modify the approach to deal with our transactional data”

Lisa Bozek, Head of IT, Climate-KIC

Information management strategy and implementation are often neglected because they are seen as the “plumbing” of any digital transformation or business initiative. BI and Analytics can be seen as the more exciting parts of a project but their business value will depend on getting the data foundations right. Entity Group are passionate about, and expert in, advising and helping deliver data management strategy for their clients– that vital “plumbing”.

Entity Group’s own Data Delta method– which helps to bridge the gap between the data an organization has, and the information the business needs, is the foundation of all our work in the data management space. Our book, “Crossing the Data Delta”, describes the the method in detail. It is available as a free download from our website and we invite you to read it and contact us for assistance with your data management and MDM initiatives.

“When we met Entity Group their Data Delta book caught my eye. It shows that they have a huge amount of experience and not just theoretical knowledge”.

Bert Schaapsmeerders, Enterprise Architect, Portbase.

Our experienced team can also set MDM in the context of your broader data management requirements with a road map that is achievable via a series of “quick wins”.

“We considered many third-party providers in the areas of data security, governance and related fields. We liked Entity’s approach – the simplicity of the Data Delta “thin slice” message brought us into their way of developing data management practically and progressively.”

Adrian McGarry, Group IT Director, Licensed Trade Charity

Entity Group has delivered more than 400 projects in 15 countries. We have a wealth of industry expertise covering financial services, insurance, public sector, healthcare, , pharmaceutical, retail, hospitality automotive, education, transport and media.

Entity Group provides both strategy and implementation expertise. Why not invite us in to provide the right assistance so you can get on and do the exciting stuff successfully? Contact us today.



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About Entity Group

With outstanding pedigree in MDM and Information Management strategy and implementations globally, Entity Group is one of Europe’s leading Enterprise Information Management specialists, assisting clients with strategic consultancy, analysis, solution implementation, Big Data, data modelling, integration, MDM and analytics. Entity’s data management expertise, developed over 25 years of exemplary service delivery within the information management domain, is often called upon to solve highly challenging business data issues – for enterprise clients and on behalf of global IT services companies and software vendors. For more information, visit entity2016.wpengine.com


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Kate Tickner

Marketing Manager, Entity Group