The Challenges in Data Governance

Mastery of your key business data is key for competitive differentiation and growth, and increasingly critical for the survival of your business. If you find yourself behind the curve, catching up can seem a daunting challenge, but with a systematic approach, the foundation underpinning your data assets can quickly be stabilised along with gaps or legacy data issues, and robust data governance measures can be embedded to ensure you nurture and preserve prized data inventory going forward.

What AG Consultancy Provides

We have an exceptional track record of providing smart solutions to address challenges in data governance for some of the UK’s most high profile Blue Chip clients. Whether or not AG Consultancy has helped you to establish data standards or improve your legacy data, we remain the best placed service to help ensure you can improve your data governance and maintain the quality of your data. Depending upon your individual needs, we can help iron out points of failure and provide the tools that not only enforce compliance, but also improve usability and reduce the need for user training and error correction moving forward.

Our Approach to Data Governance

Here at AG, we leverage the tried and tested methods supplemented by our workforce of some of the most capable and experienced experts in their specialist fields. We provide direct access to a diverse range of specialist tools and internal technical expertise which extends our scope for delivering innovative and effective solutions to timescales at costs which are unheard of when compared to adopting the narrow, traditional approach to data governance. We often advocate the use of our traditional expertise, but in many cases a creative, flexible approach using new technology (RPA automation, AI, ML), is what is needed to open new possibilities within data governance.

Benefits of the AG Solution

  • Better Governance
    Better Governance

    Improve data integrity.

  • Automation

    Automate approval and sign off.

  • Insights

    Full visibility and tracking across data lifecycles.

  • Improve Performance
    Improve Performance

    Measure against agreed business SLAs.

Centrica Storage
Spirit Energy
The Body Shop
Tullow Oil
British Gas
Arm Hammer
Case Studies
AG Smart Solution for Master Data

When this large gas and electricity provider struggled to keep maintenance data up-to-date in SAP, they asked AG for help. Previously, any change requests would be directed to a central IT team who would take up to 8 weeks to action the updates. Errors were also typical due to lack of maintenance knowledge.

AG gave engineers control back over their data. Using Winshuttle, they built a form-based solution that incorporated extensive logic and added features, such as SAP user governance. The forms provided an easy-to-use interface for directly updating SAP in real time and catered for many requirements. This hugely improved lead times and data quality while also allowing IT to focus on value-adding tasks.

Data & Process Governance

AG helped a leading cosmetics company to drastically improve the process in SAP responsible for developing new products and promotions. Eight different departments and  000s of items were involved in a disjointed process that saw each team add master data to SAP without sufficient or correct information. This led to errors and multiple stages of corrections.

AG introduced intelligent forms and workflow allowing each department to easily complete their step of the process thanks to a simpler, user-friendly interface and correct and complete information from the stage before. The result was better process governance, data right first time and a much shorter process.

M&A: Rapid Supplier Payments Migration

When this global leader in specialist pharmaceutical active ingredients was acquired, they engaged AG to ensure that the processing of supplier payments amounting to $100M per month was rapidly moved to the new company while still using the old parent’s SAP ERP. The solution, which met unique integration requirements, synchronised invoice and supplier details between the 2 systems to create payment records that the new company could action. Validation eliminated the risk of payment duplication and ensured that suppliers were paid when invoices were due. The result was a robust solution that was delivered on time and on budget.

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