Master data (class) attribute

Master data (class) attribute: The characteristics that describe an item of master data, such as the name, form of incorporation and address of a supplier. Companies must determine which attributes of a master data class should be managed by central master data management and which should remain under the local responsibility of the organizational units. This will be oriented on the company-wide use of the attribute as well as a cost-benefit estimate.

Source: Otto, Boris; Österle, Hubert: Corporate Data Quality: Prerequsite for Successful Business Models, 2015 (


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