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Also I want to build a hub that services both operations and analytical needs. MDM vendors often separate these two, so how do I select which one will fit our requirements?
To your second question, most purpose-built MDM products can serve any kind of "consuming" system, whether it be a homegrown operational billing system or an enterprise data warehouse. The key is to centrally manage the identification and resolution of your master data. Given your requirements I'd be less inclined to engage your data warehouse vendor first and instead look at some of the more general-purpose MDM vendors.
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