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Implementing a Successful Master Data Management Solution

Any discussion of Master Data Management automatically includes a discussion of Data Governance. The two go hand in hand. Successful MDM implementations require understanding data ownership, stewardship, and security, as well as determining business rules to be applied to the data. Specific business rules usually include rules for matching and consolidating data items as well […]

End the Fighting (Over Disconnected Planning Models)

I hope no fists are flying at your office over budgeting and forecasting, however conflict is likely to occur. In this case, opinions and facts from different stakeholders can help. At the same time, impactful decisions at organizations that can affect the direction over days, months and years are derived from the better outcomes. The […]

Five Essential Capabilities: Master Data Management

This is part four in our five part series on the essential capabilities of the competitive data-driven enterprise. Businesses have been deploying enterprise data governance (defining what the data should be) and master data management (ensuring the data is as defined) programs for decades. Even if your company doesn’t have a formal master data management […]

Five Essential Capabilities: Automated Machine Learning

This is part three in our five part series on the essential capabilities of the competitive data-driven enterprise. Most business analysts will reach for their favorite data visualization tool when it comes time to perform driver and correlation analysis when in search of a cause. While this technology is essential for communicating with data, and […]

Five Essential Capabilities: Data Wrangling

This is part two in our five part series on the essential capabilities of the competitive data-driven enterprise. For decades, data integration and modeling have been done in either of two likely places: The enterprise ETL or Data Warehouse environment (IT Developers) or Excel (Analysts). Currently the status quo is being challenged in some of […]

Five Essential Capabilities: The Data Catalog

This is part one in our five part series on the essential capabilities of the competitive data-driven enterprise. The most common form of data-enabled business problem solving begins with a hypothesis around business drivers and relationships within the data. Typically, a well tenured business analyst will pull together the data they know about or have […]

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Five Essential Capabilities of the Competitive Data-Driven Enterprise

If your organization is seeking to better manage its information as a corporate asset that is to be valued and capitalized, you’re likely focused on implementing programs that will catalyze measurable business results from mountains of business information that may be the product of the last decade or more of digital transformation initiatives.

3 Things To Do After Adaptive Live 2018

People choose to attend a conference like Adaptive Live for various reasons. This year, some spent four days training, networking and gaining new insights to take on the journey to better planning. My colleagues and I enjoyed the conversations and learned a lot about Adaptive Insights and more importantly, what customers do or need. Every […]