erwin and Mikan Associates Announce Strategic Partnership to Help Organizations Adopt Data Governance Solutions

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Companies join forces to help businesses across key verticals accelerate data-driven business insights and value

"So, when clients ask us if we have a one-stop tool that can help them really do data governance, we now can say a definitive ‘yes’ thanks to erwin," Michael Odongo, Mikan’s CEO and Chief Innovation Officer.

erwin, Inc., the data governance company, and Mikan Associates, the data, analytics, AI solutions and consulting services company, today announced a strategic partnership to help their clients increase speed to business insights through adoption of an agile platform and processes to govern their data assets.

The companies are currently working with several mid-market financial services, healthcare, education and aggregation organizations to modernize the way they govern their data assets.

“Data governance is still lacking and problematic for many organizations, especially in managing their processes and procedures for data privacy and security,” explained Michael Odongo, Mikan’s CEO and Chief Innovation Officer. “Of course, you must govern your data before you can add any sort of privacy layer, which is more critical now than ever before given current world events. So, when clients ask us if we have a one-stop tool that can help them really do data governance, we now can say a definitive ‘yes’ thanks to erwin.”

For example, erwin and Mikan recently worked with a large membership-based insurance arbitration service provider to deploy the erwin Data Intelligence Suite (erwin DI) to easily track the end-to-end status of cases and connect business assets with definitions for prioritized workflows. The client also needed data lineage to view the connections between all relevant data sources and outputs, as well as impact analysis to help manage frequent changes to its multiple data sources. In addition, integration with the firm’s chosen data integration and analytics platforms was also critical.

“Data governance is a business domain, so the users of data governance technology need it to be robust yet intuitive and easy to use, which erwin DI is,” Odongo said. “We and our clients can trust that erwin DI will properly catalog their data assets and help them better understand them so they can measure their business performance and stay competitive. erwin really shines in being business user friendly, helping customers define their data, put it in context and automate the associated governance processes.”

“It is evident we have significant synergies with Mikan in terms of building relationships and trust with customers and conducting the discovery to propose the best solutions for them,” notes David Casillo, erwin’s Chief Revenue Officer who is responsible for global channel sales and alliances. “Similar to erwin, Mikan takes a highly collaborative approach to their engagements and consistently delivers measurable results and value. We are extremely excited to partner with Mikan and look forward to working with them and their clients. Our recent Snowflake integrations also represent additional opportunities to join forces with Mikan in the cloud data warehouse space.”

About erwin, Inc.
As the data governance company, erwin provides enterprise modeling and data intelligence software to help customers discover, understand, govern and socialize their data to mitigate risks and realize results. The erwin EDGE platform facilitates IT and business collaboration in driving actionable insights, agile innovation, risk management and business transformation. We help government agencies, financial institutions, healthcare companies and other enterprises around the world unlock their potential by maximizing the security, quality and value of their data assets.

About Mikan
Mikan provides measurable, impactful data, analytics and AI solutions with unmatched technical expertise, deep industry knowledge and senior consulting experience. We specialize in using data to harness your business story and fast. We take a shoulder-to-shoulder approach on all client engagements and base our success on measurable positive impacts against business objectives. We take pride in our fastest time to value guarantee through our adaptive iterative framework.

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