"I was introduced to the Universal Data Model in 1997 when I was the enterprise data architect at Janus Funds. Len provided his Universal Data Model (UDM) as a solution to help us consolidate data from multiple and disparate databases. The challenge was to separate data from legacy applications and to position it for universal access. The business had grown to a point where a multitude of FoxPro applications/databases had to be replaced with a more optimal set of applications, and the the data moved to an enterprise Oracle platform. The UDM provided the perfect template for doing this.
My next deployment of the UDM was at Cendant Galileao, a large travel..."
Wes Bennett, Enterprise Architect
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