Data governance has, for a long time, been considered the centre of most other data management disciplines. Without proper data governance, your MDM, PIM, Analytics, integration, data quality, data architecture efforts are not going to provide as much value as you hoped. Here at ERP Software Management, we offer data governance services beginning with the advisory stages through to implementation and support.
What is Data Governance?
Data governance is not one practice but a collection including processes such as master data management and product information management. As such a broad practice, there is no one size fits all approach - each company that comes to us has different priorities. At Amplifi, our bespoke services are structured to offer your assistance, right from the initial advisory and implementation stages through to ongoing support as you expand and develop.
Strategy & Advisory
Our advisory service is strategic. We help you understand what you really need from a data governance strategy. We assess your current position and help you discover where you want to be - this allows us to create a bespoke implementation plan. This might include:
High level framework design
Managed Services & Support
After we have created and implemented the framework, we offer ongoing support services.
A data governance framework from ERP Software Management will be entirely unique so our continued support will be able to help you adapt as your business grows, making your data governance framework evolves with your business, not restrict it. This can be in the form of health checks, audits, facilitating data governance boards, support for metadata management tooling, training, and more.
Implementation & Integration
The implementation stage is crucial for the design and delivery of your data governance framework. In our advisory stage, we gain a full understanding of your vision – using our findings, we are able to design a relevant framework tailored to your requirements.
So then, in the implementation stage, we aim to leave you with a functional data governance framework that you can roll out, safe in the knowledge it has been created with your business goals in mind.
Why do you need data governance?
Data Governance is central to most other data management disciplines. But what benefit does it provide when working alongside other data systems?
Data quality –
Data governance and data quality go hand in hand. Data quality is a combination of tooling, people, processes and how individuals interact with data and each other – this is all intrinsic to data governance. Data governance provides a framework for high data quality.
Data governance combines people, process, technology and data into simple frameworks that any organisation can adapt. The simple ingenuity of data governance improves efficiency and ultimately, improves data quality.
Most challenges around data, including manual work and bad communication or siloes, are due to a lack of management of data. A data governance framework will help improve efficiency in your day-to-day work life.
System Implementation –
Data systems are expensive, especially if the data being inputted and used is of poor quality. Strong data governance frameworks provide you with the reassurance that any data systems you invest in, will be as helpful as possible.
Decision making –
By implementing a data governance framework, you can make decisions based on your data systems safe in the knowledge that your tooling and data is of high quality.
Reduce costs, increase revenue -
The old adages of reducing costs and increasing revenue can be tied to successful data governance. When done right, your business efficiency will rocket and you will notice the benefits to the bottom line.