We have submitted several posts about the importance of data quality. Ensuring that your data is accurate, organized and accessible enables better analysis, strategic decisions and tactical actions.
Recently we attended Gartner’s Webinar called “Best Practices To Ensure BI Success Through High-Quality Data.” Ted Friedman, Gartner VP Distinguished Analyst, did an excellent job in articulating the benefits of data quality initiatives, along with providing ideas for building organizational commitment for data quality.
A great deal of data quality discussion today focuses on how large organizations can organize to improve their data quality. We know that smaller organizations have the same issues. Disorganized and inaccurate data can impede proper analysis and hamper effective action steps for any organization. Small and midsized businesses (SMBs) need to recognize how important data quality is to them. As such, it is important for those organizations to properly scale their data quality programs to their needs.
SMBs need to commit to Data Quality. Data quality programs can be managed in SMBs with practical tools like Microsoft Access, Excel, and SQL Server, along with a practical data integration tool like SingleVision®.