Our Approach to Data Standards
Gaining a consensus across a wider stakeholder group can often be a challenge, so our expert team typically start by engaging the Project Leads within your business to define and establish a high level frame of reference, such as adherence to industry standards. Then, our expert consultants with work closely with your internal business process experts to gather the relevant business side information to ensure that all key business processes and scenarios are adequately catered for. We work together to develop and agree upon comprehensive and detailed data standard policies, right down to the details of individual data fields.
Some system review will be needed to ensure that all system configuration and pre-defined values, master data object field data and business process data are factored in. A few weeks into our consulting, we present the outcomes back to the Project Leads and start to think about next steps, after all defining data standards is essential to getting the foundations right. We would invariably be invited to carry out some initial impact assessment and recommendation for potential remediation of legacy data, along with potential tooling and automation options to embed robust data governance practices when going forward. High quality data standards are the building block from which the strategic, business benefits of data can become a reality.