Data Quality Software
Data Quality Software Overview
What is Data Quality Software?
Data quality software is designed to ensure that business data is as reliable as possible. Reliable data is essential if it is to provide a solid basis for effective decision-making.
Data Quality Software Features & Capabilities
Connectivity to multiple data sources
Data profiling and auditing to help find anomalies, hidden relationships between data elements
Seamless integration with Mister Data Management (MDM) systems
Parsing and standardization of data elements according to pre-defined rules
Match and merge capability
Data format and valid address checking
Why Data Quality Matters
This imperative to improve data quality has become more critical with the emergence of big data strategies. Increasing data volumes make the issue of data quality more important than ever.
The goal is for data to be complete such that, for example, all disparate pieces of data for a single customer are linked. Data also needs to be clean with automatic elimination of typos and abbreviation errors.
Data Quality Improvement Strategies
Among the most common strategies for improving data quality are:
Parsing and standardizing data. Data is broken up into multiple structured elements and then each element is standardized according to predefined rules.
Matching and merging data. Data records that look similar are automatically flagged as possible matches, and if they are found to be matches the records are then merged.
Case management. Some data records will be found to be incomplete or erroneous. This problematic data is automatically flagged and placed in a queue where it can be investigated and remediated later.
Address Verification: Checking format and that address represent a real physical location.
Data Quality Benefits
Availability of high-quality data for business intelligence projects and master data management.
Reduced time to implement data governance or compliance audits.
Consolidated views of customers and households enabling more effective cross and upselling.
Provision of research data for fraud detection and planning.
Data Quality Products
SAP Business Objects Data Quality Management embeds data quality functionality into SAP applications.
The V12 Data Platform (formerly called the Launchpad Marketing Cloud) is comprised of a collection of online and offline marketing solutions that is designed to manage existing customer relationships and identify new prospective customers by granting users access to The V12 Group Data Cloud. It...
Oracle Enterprise Data Quality is, as the name would suggest, a data quality offering from Oracle for enterprises.
ReachForce in Austin, Texas offers a suite of data quality products for cleaning and preparing marketing data obtained from lead forms or commonly used marketing platforms, with the goal of maximizing the reliability and sufficiency of aggregated lead data.
IBM InfoSphere Information Analyzer provides a data quality solution featuring assessment, monitoring, and rule design and analysis, from IBM.
IBM InfoSphere QualityStage is a data quality offering from IBM.
SAS DataFlux's capabilities handle data profiling, matching, cleansing and monitoring. Capabilities are available as individual products or as a platform. DataFlux competes with Informatica, Trilliium, Ataccama, and SAP Data Quality Management.
The iWay Parallel Service Manager is a data integration solution from Information Builders.
Spectrum Enterprise OnDemand from Pitney Bowes is a customer data quality offering for validating addresses and enhancing data with geographic information.
Trillium Quality for Big Data supports enterprises using a Big Data framework like Hadoop with data quality functions like data integration, data cleansing, standardization and parsing, with prebuilt process flows that can be configured to meet business needs.
Data Quality Monitor is a data quality offering from German company Uniserv.
Universal Adapter Framework from Information Builders is a data integration solution.
Health Language (a subsidiary of Walters Klower Health since late 2013) offers their eponymous Enterprise Terminology Platform, an enterprise clinical and health content management system.
The Data Quality Explorer from German company Uniserv is a data quality offering.
Data Quality Real-Time Services is a data quality offering from German company Uniserv.
Trillium Software System, now supported by Syncsort since the 2016 acquisition, is a suite of products offering data quality improvement for business intelligence data, and data cleansing tools. It includes the components Trillium Quality for data cleansing and enrichment, Trillium Discovery...
Trillium Cloud developed by Trillium Software, now a Syncsort property since the 2016 acquisition, is an enterprise cloud-based data quality option, available as a subscription service and designed to present a simpler, expert-assisted management solution.
Datactics Data Quality Suite is, as the name suggests, a data quality solution from the UK company Datactics.
i/Lytics Enterprise Data Quality Suite is a data quality offering from Innovative Systems Inc (ISI).
The Data Quality Batch Suite from Uniserv is a data quality offering.
Data Quality Manager is an offering from UK company Datactics, for data quality.
i/Lytics Data Profiler is a data quality offering from Innovative Systems Inc (ISI).