Empowering business users through greater visibility of their data assets
Despite broad recognition today that data is a strategic asset, many business users are not taking full advantage of their organizations’ data estates because they do not have a complete picture of the data that is available to them and the data governance framework that is in place.
The Data Dictionary addresses this situation by providing a web-based interface that allows users to see what data is available within their organization. The portal includes important data governance metadata, including how the data is defined, where it has come from, who owns it and who has altered it.
The Data Dictionary is a standalone software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution, which complements our Enterprise Data Management (EDM) platform. It uses metadata that already exists in EDM, ensuring a quick deployment for existing clients. A business glossary mapping feature will support the onboarding of data sources from systems outside EDM, creating a view of the data estate across the organization. Out-of-the-box, customizable fields and definitions will also help expedite time to market.