31 Ratings
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Score 7.5 out of 100
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Score 6.3 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Informatica Data Quality

We used Informatica Data Quality to measure the "Data Quality Score" of internal and external reports at my company. Business users set up data profiling and prepared detailed analysis documents for business analysts. and developers developed Data Quality Mapplets for other IT teams to import their Informatica Power Center repositories. Results are stored in a centralized data quality space and then reported and summarized to related business users in detailed ways.At the end of each project, we are now able to place a "Data Quality Score" watermark score on each report involved.
Gurcan Orhan | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

In data conversion scenarios, the tool can be used for data profiling, data quality and data verification jobs. However, implementation depends on what implementation strategy or approach the company is adopting. In real-time scenarios, the tool can be used for generating data profiling and data quality reports as well. Business rules for data quality checks can be built into the tool and can be assigned to end or business users.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Data Quality

Informatica Data Quality
9.3
SAP Information Steward
Data source connectivity
Informatica Data Quality
10.0
SAP Information Steward
Data profiling
Informatica Data Quality
9.0
SAP Information Steward
Master data management (MDM) integration
Informatica Data Quality
10.0
SAP Information Steward
Data element standardization
Informatica Data Quality
9.0
SAP Information Steward
Match and merge
Informatica Data Quality
10.0
SAP Information Steward
Address verification
Informatica Data Quality
8.0
SAP Information Steward

Pros

Informatica Data Quality

  • The matching algorithms in IDQ are very powerful if you understand the different types that they offer (e.g., Hamming Distance, Jaro, Bigram, etc..). We had to play around with it to see which best suit our own needs of identifying and eliminating duplicate customers. Setting up the whole process (e.g., creating the KeyGenerator Transformation, setting up the matching threshold, etc..) can be somewhat time consuming and a challenge if you don't first standardize your data.
  • The integration with PowerCenter is great if you have both. You can either import your mappings directly to PowerCenter or to an XML file. The only downside is that some of the transformations are unique to IDQ, so you are not really able to edit them once in PowerCenter.
  • The standardizer transformation was key in helping us standardize our customer data (e.g., names, addresses, etc..). It was helpful due to having create a reference table containing the standardized value and the associated unstandardized values. What was great was that if you used Informatica Analyst, a business analyst could login and correct any of the values.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

  • Easy to build and deploy.
  • Support various formats for data imports.
  • Easy to operate for business users.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Informatica Data Quality

  • Several partnerships diminishing the value of technologies
  • Unable to get list of objects from Repository (like sources & targets) that don't have any dependency
  • Scheduling: The built-in scheduling tool has many constraints such as handling Unix/VB scripts etc. Most enterprises use third party tools for this.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

  • More real-time integration scenarios needed.
  • Needs more generic standard content for metadata management.
  • The user interface can be more intuitive based on AI.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Informatica Data Quality

Informatica Data Quality 6.6
Based on 14 answers
As pointed out earlier, due all the robust features IDQ has, our use f the product is successful and stable. IDQ is being used in multiple sources (from CRM application and in batch mode). As this is an iterative process, we are looking to improve our system efficiency using IDQ.
Satish Yasumreddy | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

Informatica Data Quality

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

SAP Information Steward

SAP Information Steward 4.5
Based on 1 answer
I believe many features from SAP Information Steward are available in other SAP products as well hence it is more confusing for business or customers to do the right selection. Moreover SAP strategy is not very clear for this particular product hence often we are confused while exploring more related scenarios
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Informatica Data Quality

IDQ is used by a department at my organisation to ensure and enhance the data quality.
The usage was started with address standardization and now it had been brought to altogether a next level of quality check where it fixes duplicates, junk characters, standardize the names, streets, product descriptions.
In the past we had issues mainly with duplicate customers and products and this were affecting the sales projection and estimates.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

SAP DS is more for data conversion. However, it can be used for data profiling as well.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Informatica Data Quality

  • Integration with tools like PowerCenter helped faster delivery of product, and at the same time conversion
  • Reduce overall project cost due to bad data , bad quality, exceptions identified nearing go-live and post production
  • Employee efficiency is increased exponentially due to more automated, customized tool
Tinu Rajat | TrustRadius Reviewer

SAP Information Steward

  • Leveraged this tool during conversion for data profiling. It was helpful to identify erroneous records before performing load in the data system.
  • We have an MDG system. It would be helpful to have a real-time integration between SAP IS and SAP MDG to trigger MDG change requests.
  • We use it more to manage the data quality aspects of the organisation. Very friendly with business users and can address a business case based on user needs.
Rajesh Chavan | TrustRadius Reviewer

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Pricing Details

Informatica Data Quality

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

SAP Information Steward

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
Optional

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Informatica Data Quality
9.0
SAP Information Steward
5.5

Likelihood to Renew

Informatica Data Quality
6.6
SAP Information Steward

Reliability and Availability

Informatica Data Quality
10.0
SAP Information Steward

Support Rating

Informatica Data Quality
SAP Information Steward
4.5

Online Training

Informatica Data Quality
10.0
SAP Information Steward

Implementation Rating

Informatica Data Quality
10.0
SAP Information Steward

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