By pursuing data cleansing in your organization, you can:
- Improve data quality and have a clear operational and long term insight into your business.
- Decrease reporting discrepancies and discover new opportunities for your business.
- Discover and fix source system problems, thus increasing operational efficiencies.
Data cleansing is the process of profiling and defining the rules and processes required to ensure the highest quality data possible. Data quality is a critical component in Information Technology because it not only improves reporting and analysis, but acts as a magnifying lens to any problems that may not be apparent within the data's source system.
Data cleansing can be applied to various areas in information systems. Source systems that are being connected together can benefit from Master Data Management where a centralized warehouse and integration process can clean the data before distributing it to the various underlying systems. Reporting and analytics benefit from cleansing efforts by allowing a business to have deeper understanding into the business logic and rules that created the data.
A Business Intelligence program must have some form of data cleansing to be truly successful. Situations like data duplication, source inaccuracies (misspellings, transposed numbers, incorrect data, etc.), and bad business logic can easily be missed without the proper processes and rules in place. Using dirty data can wreak havoc on predictive analytics as well.
Datamensional has the expertise needed to ensure that your Business Intelligence program will have the highest quality data possible - contact us today to learn about our data cleansing solution package.