Business process management delivers local agility, while master data management ensures horizontal consistency. The combined approach is BPR 2.0

Traditional Business Process Re-engineering (BPR) attempted to impose end-to-end processes across entire organizations. These did not always achieve data consistency, and had the disadvantage of limiting agility, both at organizational level and within individual business units and functions.

BPR 2.0 resolves the tension between consistency and agility. It provides enterprise-wide data consistency through Master Data Management, and allows local agility via Business Process Management.