South Harwich, MA (PRWEB) May 28, 2014
As enterprises grapple with data quality issues costing their businesses millions of dollars each year, BackOffice Associates, the worldwide leader in information governance and data migration solutions, today offered five tips for achieving business-relevant data—an often ignored but critical step in ensuring proper data quality. The company also released an infographic titled, “How Data Quality Impacts Business Process” to illustrate the financial, business process and security stakes of getting data quality right.
INFOGRAPHIC: How Data Quality Impacts Business Process
To help enterprises maximize the value and unlock the power of their data, BackOffice Associates emphasizes that accuracy is not synonymous with relevancy. While accuracy reflects data that satisfies field requirements such as entering a business address, relevancy refers to confirming that the information is correct and appropriate for business use. BackOffice Associates offers the following top five tips for establishing business-relevant data:
1) Comprehensively assess the state of your entire organization’s data quality and how/whether your data supports your desired business outcomes
2) Determine the work and processes required to achieve data readiness and relevance
3) Establish a data quality program that captures and reflects activity, recommends steps for action and illustrates the impact on your data quality
4) Develop a remediation plan that addresses your organization’s desired business outcomes
5) Maintain an ongoing information governance program that continuously monitors and remediates data across the entire organization to maintain relevancy
“Research across the industry has confirmed that more than half of enterprises have both suffered losses or other problems due to poor data quality, but they have also seen significant gains such as up to a 50 percent reduction in corporate IT budgets and up to a 40 percent reduction in operating costs with a data quality initiative in place,” said Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy Officer, BackOffice Associates. “There is no better time for enterprises to take a hard look at their data management and migration programs and determine whether their data is truly business-ready. This means going beyond assessing the accuracy of data and determining whether it is truly relevant.”
Sample highlights of BackOffice Associates’ infographic include:
About BackOffice Associates
BackOffice Associates is a worldwide leader in information governance and data migration solutions, focusing on helping customers manage one of their most critical assets – data. The company's range of products, built on a revolutionary platform, address the needs of business users seeking to unlock the value of their data assets. BackOffice Associates' products and services enable organizations to accelerate growth, gain actionable visibility and reduce risks. Founded in 1996, BackOffice Associates has an unparalleled track record of success in the most complex data environments across a variety of industries. Customers include many Fortune 1000 companies including Eli Lilly, Kraft and Graybar. BackOffice Associates is a global corporation headquartered in Massachusetts with additional offices in the US, Australia, Canada, Dubai, India, Singapore and the UK. To learn more, please visit http://www.boaweb.com.