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Data governance solutions

Establish a strong data governance framework for your unique use cases to proactively find, understand, and manage data for proven business outcomes based on trusted data

Find, understand and trust your data

Your organization has access to more data than ever. You’ve been collecting, saving, and analyzing this data to use for everything from more accurate analytics and business reporting, to protecting your company from fraud.

However, many companies don’t know what data they have, where they have it, or what’s been done with it. If your organization struggles to understand its data , that uncertainty can prevent you from fully realizing its value. And now, with ever-expanding data privacy regulations like GDPR, your organization can be exposed to a lot of risk when you don’t have insight into where data lives and how it’s used.

Recent, rapid digital transformation and evolution of the relationship between business and IT have elevated the need for comprehensive data governance solutions that connect data quality, data integration, data catalogs, and metadata management.

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Data governance plays a pivotal role in the successful implementation of data mesh and data fabric architectures, which are designed to manage data across diverse environments effectively.

Both data mesh and data fabric aim to enhance data accessibility, quality, and integration, but they approach data governance differently:

  • Data mesh decentralizes data governance, allowing domain-specific teams to manage their data autonomously, fostering agility and innovation.
  • Data fabric centralizes data governance, ensuring data is harmoniously integrated and consistently governed across the entire organization.

With data mesh, effective data governance is critical. It empowers your domain owners to maintain their data independently while adhering to overarching organizational policies, and ensures that each domain’s data is accurate, compliant, and securely accessible. With this structure, you can:

  • Gain stronger trust in and reliance on the data products generated
  • Power rapid, localized decision-making
  • Increase responsiveness to specific departmental needs – without creating risk around privacy and security of data

With data fabric, data governance provides the framework to ensure that data across your organization is standardized, compliant, and properly managed, regardless of where it resides. This centralized approach to data governance supports:

  • A unified view of accurate and timely data
  • Comprehensive risk and compliance
  • Better decision-making through greater data literacy

Regardless of which architecture is right for you, robust data governance is essential for mitigating risks, ensuring compliance with regulations, and maintaining data quality.

It fosters a culture of data literacy and trust by establishing clear protocols for data usage, privacy, and security. By enhancing visibility and control over your data, governance frameworks within data mesh and data fabric architectures help you make more informed, confident, and effective data-driven decisions across your business.

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Effective data and analytics governance is crucial.

But data governance presents unique challenges, particularly in empowering business users with the tools and understanding necessary to leverage data efficiently and responsibly.

That’s what makes a business-friendly, flexible data governance framework essential. It should enable your business users, in near real time, to:

  • Easily understand metadata for critical data products
  • Associate the policies governing their usage
  • Know the procedures for gaining access

This level of transparency ensures data governance while also fostering a culture of data literacy and compliance across your organization, so you can be sure that your data insights are timely and relevant. It’s no surprise, then, that flexible data governance has become a requirement in modern data architectures like data fabric and data mesh that are deployed to increase trust and agility in data and analytics.

An intuitive user interface or data catalog is also vital for users to quickly identify and understand existing data products within your organization – including technical metadata, data quality, and lineage.

Data catalogs provide a clear, up-to-date inventory of data, which helps you prevent redundancy and accelerate the data discovery process. Then, you can move forward with better, more confident decision-making and greater operational efficiency.

Integrating these elements into a modern governance solution ensures that your data and analytics governance enhances business agility while maintaining compliance.

Empower your users with easy-to-use tools and clear, real-time data insights, so you pave the way for innovative data-driven strategies and solutions that drive business growth and competitive advantage.

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Everyone’s talking about artificial intelligence (AI). And with the rapid expansion of business opportunities created by these solutions, it’s easy to see why, whether you want to harness its power to:

  • Increase internal productivity
  • Attract and retain customers with more personalized experiences
  • Generate new ideas for competitive advantages
  • … and much more

But most organizations are struggling to get their data ready for training models, leading to AI systems that produce skewed outputs and inaccurate recommendations. Not to mention, expanding data privacy regulations bring the added risk of noncompliance fines if you don’t ensure proper data handling.

The success of your AI initiative relies on having comprehensive data governance to avoid common pitfalls and ensure it’s ready to be used in training models.

A robust data governance solution answers critical questions like:

Is this dataset appropriate for my model?

What policies apply to this data?

Does this data contain sensitive PII?

Is the data high quality?

This ensures AI models are trained on accurate, relevant data, leading to higher-quality insights and results.

But achieving robust data governance can be extremely difficult without knowing what data you have, where it’s stored, or how it’s used. And without the right data governance framework, your AI initiative can slow down to a crawl.

Adopting the right data governance framework and capabilities ensures the quick success of your AI initiative, while avoiding common challenges and embracing all of the benefits and competitive advantages that come along with it.

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A business-friendly approach to data governance is imperative to engage all users and accommodate diverse business use cases spanning analytics, operational improvements, and compliance requirements. To increase adoption and collaboration, business and technical data users across your organization need to have a common, agreed-upon, and documented understanding of which data is most important, what it’s called, and where it’s used.

Modern data governance solutions jumpstart this alignment with an intuitive and easily understood framework – or metamodel – that mirrors your business model to increase familiarity and facilitate adoption. It’s also important to be able to search with everyday language with semantic tagging to easily find similar and related assets.

Best-in-class data governance solutions provide dynamic diagrams that help users quickly visualize the lifecycle of your data and critical relationships with other systems and processes. Business-friendly data lineage, impact analysis, and process maps help deliver even greater context around your data assets.

Automation is the final key to increasing data literacy and delivering solutions that are truly business-friendly. Your data governance solution should be able to quickly crawl, profile, and score complex metadata. Accelerators to automate metadata ingestion should also be natively available to keep your data catalog fresh and current. Look for easily configurable workflows to document data requests and enable collaboration to build a truly data-driven culture within your company.

Learn about the top 4 priorities for building a data governance program that consistently delivers business value to your team.

Proving the value of your data governance program should be approached both as an ongoing strategic practice and embedded in your chosen data governance solution. Without metrics of how your governance initiative is impacting your business goals, your program is at risk of losing sponsorship and funding.

To accelerate new governance programs, you’ll want to fortify existing data governance programs through proven ROI. To reinforce confidence in the value of governance initiatives, you must identify, connect, and measure data assets linked with:

  • Business Goals, objectives, KPI’s and metrics
  • Critical business processes and operational performance
  • Transformational, compliance or analytical initiatives

Look for a data governance solution that enables you to create personalized dashboards that bring visibility into the governance and quality measurements of critical data assets that matter to each user. With dashboards, users can track and document the impact of governance on their business goals and outcomes.

A value-based approach highlights that data governance is not just another ‘have to do’, but a critical strategic program with measurable outcomes.

Check out this case study that explores how Keurig Green Mountain implemented an enterprise data governance solution to realize their strategic vision and build a scalable framework for long-term success.

Data quality and data governance share a ‘symbiotic relationship’ . The common goal of many data governance programs is to increase visibility around the quality of data for better business outcomes.

Data governance needs appropriate data quality tools not only to clean raw data, but also to illustrate data errors and issues, help compile the best standards, and monitor data quality against policies for critical data elements over time. Increasingly, machine learning capabilities can optimize data quality best practices by identifying trends and patterns.

Your data governance solution should be compatible with industry-leading data quality solutions to bring visibility to data quality scores on key assets… and promote engagement with the right teams to pro-actively troubleshoot or optimize standards and best practices with a documented workflow.

Precisely Data Integrity Data Governance service: A more holistic framework

Many data governance programs fail. Why? Two reasons: Business teams find them too complex or time-consuming, and/or they lack real, documented business value. Precisely delivers a more holistic framework that fills both of those gaps and more.

The Data Governance service was designed for business first, so that business and technical teams can collaborate through a single solution to increase data literacy throughout your organization. With our flexible metamodel, automated connectors, and semantic tagging, consumers can easily locate and understand the assets critical to their goals.

Dynamic visualizations like our unique 3D data lineage – that visually connect data lineage, impact analysis and processes – and personalized dashboards, enable users to view metrics and more easily understand the journey of the data that is most critical to their needs.

The Precisely Data Integrity Data Governance service links metrics to your critical data assets associated with your most important goals, processes, and initiatives to document true business value. Critical to our value-based approach, Precisely brings years of deep Strategic Services expertise in data governance and data quality to partner with you and help you define, implement, and measure your data initiatives. Precisely is committed to delivering not just solutions, but measurable outcomes.

Precisely offers industry-leading data quality solutions that can be leveraged with the Data Governance service.

Precisely (Infogix) was acknowledged in The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Solutions, Q3 2021 as a ‘top choice for clients looking for a well-rounded data governance solution with solid data quality capabilities and data strategy consulting services’. Partnering with Precisely on your data governance or data catalog initiative is more than just buying a tool – it’s investing in a proven model to help you achieve your business goals.

Ashland Inc.

Many of today’s large modern enterprises rely on successful mergers, acquisitions and divestitures as a significant part of their growth strategy, and Ashland Inc. is no exception. Their people, processes and systems are constantly moving and changing, which has made it increasingly challenging to remain innovative and agile in their quest for digital transformation.

“We had a lot of well documented business rules, but they were in a format that was consumable by the master data team, only. They were full of acronyms and ‘techy’ terms and lacked context around the business reason to have the rule”

Gred Hill, Global Master Data Manager
Ashland Inc.