Neue BerufsbilderSubject Matter Expert (engl)
A subject matter expert (SME) or domain expert is a person who is an expert in a particular area or topic within the business.
Since modern master data management solutions are very flexible and may be configured in thousands of ways to meet specific business requirements, a subject matter expert is needed to guide and eventually set up hierarchies, definitions and rules in the master data hub. It is also common that a subject matter expert acts a data steward for a master data management solution, thus executing active data stewardship.
Scientific information and scientific graphic design need subject matter expertise. The individual who understands a business process or area well enough to answer questions from people in other groups who are trying to help. SME is most commonly used to describe the people who explain the current process to design and then answer their questions to develop a story board and to streamline the process.
A subject matter expert should have current and thorough knowledge of the job's requirements, but should also provide multiple points-of-view regarding the criticality of the tasks and competencies.