Selecting a Data Governance Tool

A data governance system helps companies enforce transparent, secure and standardized data handling processes and procedures throughout their business. These tools help organizations implement best practices and governance policies, provide an automated workflow for assessing data quality, and correction, as well as facilitate migration and enable them to track data lineage.

When choosing a governance tool, it’s important to consider how user-friendly it is and how it integrates into an existing ecosystem without disrupting workflows or needing extensive IT support. It’s also worthwhile to look for tools that let organizations automate access control and privacy requirements and maintain a centralized audit trail that is compliant with regulatory compliance obligations.

In addition to providing an integrated interface to manage all governance and data management processes The ideal tool should be able to scale easily to accommodate the company’s growth and changes in the use of data. Other essential aspects to consider are flexible licensing models and low total cost ownership, and robust integrations.

One popular option is one of the most popular options is the SAP Master Data Governance (MDG) tool that is part of the SAP Business Technology Platform. Previously known as Erwin Data Intelligence by Quest Software This tool combines different data catalogs as well as data literacy and governance tools into an integrated suite. It includes built-in data governance policies and a stewardship toolbox as well as roles-based views that allow data to be accessible to different types of users. It has automated functions for harvesting and cataloging metadata, as well as data profiling and mapping data lineage.