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Monday, October 21, 2013

2:45 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
Track: Master Data Management: PIM & RDM Track View Track


Neil Bussell, Director, Enterprise Master Data Management, AVON PRODUCTS INC.

Avon, the company for women, is a leading global beauty company, with nearly $11 billion in annual revenue. As one of the world's largest direct sellers, Avon is sold through more than 6 million active independent Avon Sales Representatives. Avon products are available in over 100 countries, and the product line includes color cosmetics, skincare, fragrance, fashion and home products, featuring such well-recognized brand names as Avon Color, ANEW, Skin-So-Soft, Advance Techniques, and mark.

Avon was an early adopter of Master Data Management; in fact, its MDM program is 10 years old! With early entry comes challenges—particularly as technology evolves.

In this session, learn about Avon's Product Master journey and how the company is dealing with an aging MDM platform. Neil Bussell, Director, Enterprise Master Data Management at Avon describes the ongoing challenges (even after 10 years) of keeping the Product Master clean using the approach he describes as “the carrot, the stick and the brick wall.” Also, Neil will discuss the process of getting to the next generation of technology for MDM at Avon. With the low hanging fruit of savings long since been “picked,” Neil and his team have to find creative justifications for the cost of implementing the new platform. Will they be successful?

  • Building sustainable Product Master data governance & data quality processes
  • Dealing with an aging technology platform
  • Making the business case for a technology refresh and Next Generation MDM

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