United States Patent 7,213,037

7,213,037

Master data management system for centrally managing cached data representing core enterprise reference data maintained as locked in true state read only access until completion of manipulation process

Issued:  May 1, 2007

Assignee:  i2 Technologies US, Inc. (Dallas, TX)

Inventors:  Rangadass; Vasudev (Arlington, TX)

Abstract:  In one embodiment, a system is provided for centrally managing core enterprise reference data associated with an enterprise. A centralized master repository contains the core enterprise reference data. An internal services framework coupled to the centralized master repository provides internal services for managing the core enterprise reference data within the centralized master repository, one or more of the internal services having direct access to the core enterprise reference data stored in the centralized master repository for management purposes. An infrastructure services layer coupled to the centralized master repository provides for bulk data transfers of core enterprise reference data between the centralized master repository and one or more external operational systems according to one or more enterprise-level business workflows, the external operational systems being permitted indirect access to the core enterprise reference data stored in the centralized master repository for operational purposes.