With data being the new gold of the digital transformation era, the cost impact of data quality is becoming more and more relevant. In today’s world data is used for decision making across the entire organization.

By leveraging an enterprise solution - SAP Information Steward - and applying the lean methodology Six Sigma, we can offer companies clear evidence of their data quality, the economic impact their business is suffering from quality issues and, even more important, the right tools to minimize this cost. 

WHAT IS SAP Information Steward?

SAP Information Steward is an information management tool that combines data profiling, data lineage, and metadata management to gain continuous insight into the integrity of your enterprise data model.

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SAP Information Steward allows to understand how the quality of your data impacts your business processes to enhance operational, analytical, and data governance initiatives.

  • On-premise deployment

  • Improved transparency into data origin and lineage

  • Ability to consolidate, integrate, and audit metadata


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INTEGRATING LEGACY SYSTEMS INTO YOUR ENTERPRISE DATA MODELING AND STEWARDING PROCESSES WITH SAP INFORMATION STEWARD

In this article we’re going to explore the benefits of connecting two SAP® tools, SAP® PowerDesigner and SAP® Information Steward on a test environment performed at Clariba.

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DATA IS THE NEW GOLD – HAVE YOU MEASURED THE IMPACT OF BAD DATA IN YOUR ORGANISATION? HERE’S HOW…

This article will show you how: By leveraging an enterprise solution, SAP Information Steward and applying a lean methodology Six Sigma, we can offer companies clear evidence of their data quality, the economic impact their business is suffering from quality issues and, even more important, the right tools to minimize this cost.


Key Benefits

Maximize your visibility into data quality metrics

Gain a better understanding of data quality across your data management landscape. Access and analyze metrics by using intuitive dashboards and scorecards.

Enhance data governance with consistent processes

Improve enterprise information management initiatives by supporting analysts, data stewards, and IT experts with consistent validation rules and guidelines.

Lower IT costs and complexity with one solution

Discover, assess, define, monitor, and improve the quality of your enterprise data assets with data profiling and metadata management – all with one solution.


Key Capabilities

Information governance

Facilitate collaboration among data analysts, data stewards, and IT experts to substantially improve your enterprise information management initiatives and overall data integrity.

Monitoring of data quality

Get a complete view of data quality reports by using dashboards and
scorecards. Narrow the profiling results to a specific data set to better understand business impacts of poor data. 

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Data-related cost savings

Forecast the potential savings of improved data quality by running what-if analyses. Then, use this information to secure funding and support for your data quality initiatives.

Data profiling

Support governance processes that define data ownership in accordance with business needs, roles, and policies. Find error hot spots where controls should be refined and adjusted.

Metadata management

Enhance operational, analytical, and data governance initiatives by automating the collection of technical and business metadata for your applications repository and dictionary.

Cleansing package builder

Empower experts to develop custom data-cleansing solutions for any domain to identify and address upstream causes of data issues and reduce the cost of downstream cleanup.

Data lineage

Help ensure your information is accurate and trustworthy by evaluating the merits of changes in your data structures and sources to lower risk and improve data quality.


Value propositions

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Empower Business Users

Bridge gap between business and IT with collaborative solution for driving information management initiatives

Govern Enterprise Information

Enable effective data governance with the industry’s first combined data profiling, metadata management, and data quality monitoring solution

Improve Information Transparency

Give instant visibility into data quality levels and origins with end-to-end impact analysis and data lineage


Target Personas for Information Steward

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Data Steward

  • Supports Data Governance initiatives, operational and analytical business processes

  • Monitors and manages data quality scorecard

  • Analyzes Scorecard and its impact on downstream processes Collaborates to create business glossary

  • Creates and approves rules for data cleansing, de-duplication and data quality validation

  • Oversees the data remediation and enrichment activities

Data Analyst/IT

  • Perform data profiling to understand structure, content of the data assets Collaborate on defining and reviewing data quality scorecards

  • Define validation rules to assess data quality and apply to different key data domains

  • Create Cleansing Packages to capture parsing and standardization rules

  • Analyze Metadata of different operational and analytical systems for impact/lineage relationship between them

IT Administrator

  • Maintain Information Steward landscape

  • Creates projects and connections Manages user security

  • Configures IS application

  • Manages IS tasks and utilities


Summary

Data is the lifeline of business today. It’s critical that you not only proactively manage data quality to eliminate the risk to your operations and analytics, but also look for opportunities to create organizational information excellence and discipline. SAP® Information Steward software can help empower your business to understand, assess, and improve the trustworthiness of information to transform it into a strategic asset.

 
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