Open Cloud MDM Alliance – OCMA

Establishing the first 'Open Industry Standard for Master Data Management (MDM)'

The imperative for an Open Master Data Management (MDM) standard is clear and pressing.

Without such a standard, enterprises and companies worldwide will navigate an increasingly complex maze of fragmented data systems, encountering growing inefficiencies and data inconsistencies. This escalating complexity inevitably leads to rising tech debts and substantial operational challenges.

Organizations face a dilemma: Either grapple with these escalating problems or turn to costly, vendor-specific MDM and Data Mesh solutions that can compromise flexibility and scalability.

OCMA solves this dilemma by advocating for a third option:

An open-source MDM standard solution that ensures consistency, integration, scalability, and operational excellence – all based on an interoperable MDM ecosystem that fosters mutual benefits and a paradigm shift in the data management practices of the 'traditional' software industry.

About OCMA

OCMA, a pioneering alliance of customer-centric software vendors and innovative organizations, is redefining Master Data Management (MDM) globally. It addresses the complexities of fragmented master data that businesses worldwide encounter.

Shifting from expensive, vendor-specific models, OCMA aims to standardize and simplify data management practices across industries, thereby boosting business efficiency and decision-making.

OCMA's mission is the creation of the first 'Open Industry Standard for Master Data Management (MDM)'. This novel approach integrates a 'Hub' for centralizing and customizing master data with a 'Dock' for seamless external system integration, ensuring consistency, scalability, and excellence in data management.

Thus, OCMA introduces HubDock — a partnership-driven, benefit-rich ecosystem for all involved parties.

About HubDock

HubDock, serving as the legal entity representing the ecosystem and maintaining the platform, plays a vital role in the Open Cloud MDM Alliance (OCMA). It leads the 'Open Cloud MDM' open-source project, exemplifying OCMA's 'Hub and Dock' methodology.

This ecosystem flourishes through stakeholder collaboration, leading to the creation of advanced, scalable tools that are well-suited for a variety of business environments.

For companies, HubDock offers enhanced control and independence in data management, optimizing resource utilization. It ensures data sovereignty and facilitates operational excellence, playing a crucial role in advancing Industry 4.0 and digital transformation initiatives.

For software vendors and developers, HubDock presents opportunities to tap into new customer segments and outpace competitors, thus expanding their market presence. It enables reduced R&D expenses through collaborative innovation and accelerates time-to-market for new products, enhancing their competitive position in the industry.


  1. Gain Influence & Flexibility: Shape the solutions you need for your tomorrow's requirements and release vendor shackles.
  2. Standardization and Cost Efficiency: Streamlines processes, reducing complexity and costs.
  3. Market Expansion and Collaboration: Opens new markets and fosters community-driven MDM development.
  4. Enhanced Data Quality and Risk Reduction: Improves data governance and mitigates management risks.
  5. Innovation through Diversity: Harnesses varied expertise for innovative, effective solutions.
  6. Unified Integration and Efficiency: Ensures seamless integration, reliable data and boosts operational efficiency.

Today's Challenges for Companies:

  1. Fragmented Data Systems: Organizations grapple with disjointed systems for managing master data, leading to inconsistencies and difficulties in integration across various systems.
  2. Operational Complexity and Costs: The lack of standardization necessitates expensive custom integration solutions, inflating costs and operational complexities.
  3. Data Quality and Decision-Making Issues: Fragmented MDM systems compromise data quality, affecting strategic decisions.
  4. Compliance and Vendor Lock-In: Diverse data management practices complicate compliance efforts and often result in dependency on specific software vendors.
  5. Barriers to Innovation and Scalability: The absence of a standard impedes effective innovation and scaling of MDM systems.
  6. Interoperability Issues: Non-standardized MDM systems create challenges in ensuring interoperability, impeding efficient data sharing and integration.

Consequences of the Absence of a Unified MDM Approach

This fragmentation in data landscapes, born from the absence of a unified MDM approach, is a major impediment to efficient business operations. It leads to the proliferation of custom solutions for data integration, which not only adds layers of complexity but also imposes significant financial burdens on organizations.

As the digital age propels businesses towards growth and evolution, the need for seamless data integration and effective management becomes more pronounced. The absence of an Open MDM standard severely restricts this progress, making it challenging for organizations to align with the rapidly changing market demands and technological innovations.

The lack of a standardized MDM protocol not only curbs innovation but also poses a risk of unsustainable operational costs and inefficiencies. The establishment of an Open MDM standard is vital for ensuring a cohesive, efficient, and cost-effective approach to master data management. This approach is essential in the modern business world, which is increasingly driven by data.

OCMA's Objectives:

  1. Seamless Interoperability: Facilitate efficient data exchange across diverse IT systems and applications.
  2. Data Quality and Governance: Uphold high data quality standards and effective governance frameworks.
  3. Scalable and Flexible Solutions: Develop scalable solutions adaptable to varying business needs.
  4. Community-Driven Innovation: Encourage collaborative development for continuous improvement in MDM.
  5. AI-Enhanced Data Management: Implement AI for advanced analytics and automated processes.
  6. Real-Time Data Synchronization: Ensure consistent and up-to-date data across all systems.

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Own your data and bring legacy systems into the fold, seamlessly integrating them with modern applications. Tailor innovative solutions to your needs, reduce dependency on vendors, and boost operational efficiency.


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