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Universal Data Model Repository

Universal Data Model® Repository

Jump Start your data model by taking advantage of re-using and then customizing our library of thousands of entities and attributes

Universal Data Models provide re-usable data model templates covering both common and industry models, developed by renowned author and modeling expert Len Silverston. These time-proven templates have been continuously improved during the last 25 years and implemented by hundreds of companies, providing them with a complete set of data models that ensure quality, reduce development time, and facilitate standardization of existing data models and definitions.

Key Benefits
  • Achieve high-quality models

  • Reduce time and cost significantly

  • Improve consistency and standardization

Achieve High-Quality Models

The Universal Data Models (UDMs) were developed by a team of experienced data modelers, led by Len Silverston. The templates have been refined based on hundreds of implementations and are laid out for easy navigation, including full attributes and detailed definitions for every attribute. They make sophisticated data models more accessible to small and medium-sized businesses that previously had to forego them due to budget or IT constraints. The models are available for nine different subject areas as a complete and integrated corporate model, and eight comprehensive industry-specific modeling areas.

Reduce Cost and Time Significantly

The UDMs provide common and industry models, reducing development time and ensuring quality. The templates arm users with a powerful set of data models and data warehouse designs that jump-start database development projects. They include proven models for common business functions such as ordering and managing products, handling shipments, invoicing, accounting and budgeting, managing human resources, contact management, and project management. By re-using proven constructs, data modelers and designers can reduce data model development and maintenance time and save hundreds or even thousands of hours of time, as well as improve the quality of existing data models. Users can save even more time with the industry-specific extensions for Healthcare; Telecommunications; Manufacturing; Banking, Investments, & Financial Services; Insurance; Professional Services; and Travel.

Improve Quality, Consistency,
and Standardization

The Universal Data Models enable users to be consistent with other organizations and improve quality assurance by referencing hundreds of integrated, “best practice” models. UDM customers can refer to a standard, proven source for models that are easily able to handle conflicting opinions regarding data modeling. All of the models contain a full set of entities, relationships, attributes, and detailed definitions. The models are also a great resource for enterprise data modeling, master data management, data warehouse, data governance, data quality, metadata, data dictionary standardization, and any effort where data models can help.

Industries and Subject Areas Available

Industry-Specific Models Available
  • Banking, Investments, & Financial Services

  • Health Care

  • Insurance

  • Manufacturing

  • Professional Services

  • Telecommunications

  • Hospitality/Travel

  • Education and Training

  • Energy/Utilities

Common/Standard Subject Data Areas Applicable for all Organizations

People & Organizations
  • Product

  • Orders & Agreements

  • Shipments & Deliveries

  • Work Effort & Project Management

  • Invoice & Time Billing

  • Accounting & Budgeting

  • Human Resources

  • Web and e-Commerce

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