Why your business needs a data catalogue
Your business like many others, is probably striving for increased data value in the form of better insights, increased automation, digitised business models, artificial intelligence or even entirely new data products.
To achieve these data-driven outcomes, you need to control how data moves into, through, and around your business. But it’s impossible to achieve that control if you can’t see or understand the data flows in your business.
Our data catalogue accelerator
What your business needs, is a data catalogue. But it can be hard to get a data catalogue started if your technology budget is limited, or if your data people are already overwhelmed.
The key is to get your data catalogue started with a prototype, which rapidly and inexpensively provides you with the essential ‘data stock-take’ you need to take control of your data flows, but in a way that uses the tools you already have and isn’t prohibitively expensive, time-consuming, or complex.
How the data catalogue accelerator works
We gather knowledge and information from your IT and business data SMEs, to consolidate everything your business knows (or thinks it knows) about your data landscape. We merge that intel with query-based facts about what data exists in which systems, then we analyse all that to produce clear, compelling visuals about what data your business has, where it is, how it got there, and where it goes.
We’re the big picture specialists for making the complex, simple.
- We’ll eliminate any confusion about what data your business has, and how your data flows through your business.
- You’ll have the analysis and presentation materials to communicate a clear and credible view of your business’s data landscape.
- You’ll have the compelling content required to bring everyone together in support of your plans for improving your business’s data operations.
- You’ll quickly build the initial momentum required to not only unlock some data ‘quick wins’, but also create a prototype data catalogue which can be evolved into a more sophisticated capability when the time is right.
Why use our data catalogue accelerator?
It’s much faster
Initial outputs can be delivered in as little as just two weeks.
It’s less expensive
By using common tools that your business is already familiar with, there’s no requirement for additional software or training.
It’s highly effective
Through accurate and engaging visual analysis, people at all levels see and understand how data flows through your business, and embrace changes necessary to ‘re-wire’ parts of your data landscape and achieve your business’s data goals.
It’s completely scalable
The content and format of your prototype data catalogue can be easily transposed into any specialised data cataloguing platform, if and when your business is ready.
Previous data catalogue accelerator clients
What you get from our data catalogue accelerator
- A library of visual analysis including conceptual data models, data lineage diagrams, and data flow diagrams.
- A prototype data catalogue, documented as an inventory of data subjects, standards and metadata.
- New knowledge and skills transferred to your team members, so that they can continue to develop your prototype data catalogue.
- Confusion replaced by clarity – a clear view of your business’s entire data landscape.
- People sharing productive conversations about your business’s data, because they can see what data there is, where it is, and where it came from.
- Business projects no longer held up by difficult questions about how to safely make changes to data flows.
- Data architecture becomes common business knowledge, rather than just a specialist IT subject.
- Perpetual access to your own private client portal.