Best practices for evaluating data quality tools

Date: August 22, 2010
Pages: 17
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Publisher: Ovum
Report type: Strategic Report
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Best practices for evaluating data quality tools
Data quality might not be getting as much airtime these days as exciting, cutting-edge technologies such as cloud computing or virtualization. However, that does not mean that its importance has diminished in corporate IT. Data quality has already proved its value in strengthening ERP, CRM, and BI investments, supporting business initiatives such as post-merger and acquisition management, customer integration (single view of the customer), and driving effective customer communications and more informed decision-making. Hence, companies can ill afford to leave the quality of their data to chance, particularly in still-tough economic times. Having accurate, consistent, and up-to-date information is now a business imperative rather than a luxury. However, companies should not underestimate the effort involved. Getting data quality – or in fact any data integration initiative – right is a difficult and complex endeavor. Yet the benefits are certainly worth the effort. Implemented correctly, it not only gives organizations the agility to better ride out the current recession, but also raises its competitiveness when the economy recovers. Admittedly, a large part of the challenge relates to people, process, and data governance, which are separate issues. This paper focuses on the other part of the equation – making sure the organization chooses the right data quality tool for the job. There are many automated data quality software solutions on the market, but not all are built equal. Since the investment in data quality can run into millions of dollars and is an ongoing process, organizations need to be sure they are opting for the best technology available on the market for their needs.

SUMMARY

Impact
Ovum view

SPENDING QUALITY TIME WITH YOUR DATA

What is “quality” data?
Quality, or lack thereof, is a rising problem
Evolution of data quality – from tools to suites

OVUM’S EVALUATION FRAMEWORK

Key evaluation dimensions
Core cleansing capabilities
Core data cleansing
Identity resolution
Key questions to ask your data quality vendor/tool
Realtime data cleansing
Key questions to ask of your data quality vendor/tool
Data profiling
Key questions to ask of your data quality vendor/tool
Rules management
Key questions to ask of your data quality vendor/tool
Integration
Key questions to ask of your data quality vendor/tool
Management and administration
Key questions to ask of your data quality vendor/tool
Data governance
Key questions to ask of your data quality vendor/tool

STANDARD ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Generic evaluation dimensions
Maturity
Generic questions to ask your data quality vendor/tool
Scalability
Generic questions to ask your data quality vendor/tool
Innovation
Generic questions to ask your data quality vendor/tool
Enterprise fit
Generic questions to ask your data quality vendor/tool

APPENDIX

Further reading
Methodology

LIST OF TABLES

Table 1: Data quality-specific evaluation dimensions
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