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erwin Data Literacy

erwin Data Literacy by Quest includes business glossary management and self-service data discovery tools. The software enables data stewards and owners to curate, associate and govern data assets so all stakeholders can find data relevant to their roles and understand it within a business context. erwin makes collaboration, analysis and decision-making easier within IT and data governance teams and across the enterprise up to the C-level. These days we’re all data people, so data communities that shine a light on high-quality, available data and the guardrails for its use, especially for business users, promotes organizational data literacy, fluency and knowledge. Used in tandem with erwin Data Catalog by Quest, erwin Data Literacy provides a clear picture of the organization’s data universe, including semantic, business and technical elements.
erwin Data Literacy

erwin named a leader in the Gartner 2020 Magic Quadrant
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Benefits of erwin Data Literacy Software

Data access, literacy and knowledge leads to sound decision-making and that’s key to data governance and any other data-driven effort. erwin Data Literacy helps ensure data assets are used strategically and that users spend more time using it to improve operations and the bottom line, as opposed to searching for what they need and not being able to find it or synthesize it. Curated internal and external datasets for a range of content authors double business benefits and ensure effective management and monetization of data assets in the long-term if they are linked to broader data governance, data quality and metadata management initiatives. Benefits are:

Data visibility & governance

Visualize and navigate any data from anywhere within a business-centric data asset framework that provides organizational alignment and robust, sustainable data governance.

Data context & enrichment

Put data in business context and enable stakeholders to share best practices and build communities by tagging/commenting on data assets, enriching the metadata.

Data stewardship

Give data governance teams the program visibility needed and supporting toolset to move data governance initiatives forward.

Enterprise collaboration & empowerment

Break down IT and business silos to provide broad access to approved organizational information.

Greater productivity

Reduce the time it takes to find data assets and therefore reliance on technical resources, plus streamline workflows for faster analysis and decision-making.

Accountability & regulatory peace of mind

Create an integrated ecosystem of people, processes and technology to manage and protect data, mitigating a wide range of data-related risks and improving compliance.

Effective change management

Better manage change with the ability to identify data linkages, implications and impacts across the enterprise.

Data literacy, fluency & knowledge

Enhance stakeholder discovery and understanding of and trust in data assets to underpin analysis leading to actionable insights.

Business user socialization & collaboration

Capture organizational data knowledge through community data asset ratings and business asset communication between business users, data owners and data stewards.

erwin Data Literacy Suite components

The user experience of erwin DL is highly configurable and tailored to individual roles that can be created and changed to suit your organization’s needs and processes. The erwin DL suite includes these two components:

Business Glossary Manager
Business User Portal
Business Glossary Manager

Business Glossary Manager

Gives data assets business context, including terminology definitions, classifications, policies and rules, to ensure business visibility, understanding and alignment. Streamlines data governance workflows, lower governance costs, reduces data discovery and analysis cycles, and dramatically accelerates the time to meaningful insights.

Why erwin for data literacy?

Data literacy is founded on enriched business glossaries and socializing data so all stakeholders can view and understand it within the context of their roles. erwin Data Literacy allows both IT and business users to discover the data available to them and understand what it means in common, standardized terms. The product automates common data curation processes, such as name matching, categorization and association, to optimize governance of the data pipeline. With erwin, your organization can build glossaries of terms in taxonomies with descriptions, synonyms, acronyms and their associations to data policies, rules and other critical governance artifacts. Other unique advantages are:

Flexible metamodel

Create different types of business assets and custom attributes for the full range of semantic associations between all business and technical asset types.

erwin Data Literacy dashboard

View data stewardship progress in managing business assets through a single, bird’s eye view, then drill down to the detail behind key metrics to keep data governance moving forward.

Interactive mind mapping

View, drill down and filter data elements and their associations to physical, logical and data governance metadata.

Intelligent data lineage & impact analysis

See and understand data’s journey across the enterprise with lineage maps, viewed column by column or field by field, and better manage change with real-time impact diagrams.

Sensitive data discovery

Use AI to speed identifying and tagging sensitive data elements to accelerate compliance and reduce data-related risk. Or bulk classify assets through data lineage and mind maps.

Empowered user interface

Easily change views, rate assets and create to-do lists and requests. Elastic search and AI capabilities make it easy to find and understand relevant data assets in context, in seconds.

erwin Data Catalog integration

Automate the creation and maintenance of a detailed metadata landscape to synchronize data literacy and governance initiatives, with integration to erwin Data Catalog.

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Data literacy: The key to data governance & intelligence

By combining erwin Data Literacy with erwin Data Catalog, you not only establish a robust and sustainable data governance framework but also increase enterprise data intelligence to make all employees who work with data more efficient, effective and collaborative. Even small changes in these areas can improve productivity, analytics and business outcomes, according to IDC. So with the two products combined as the erwin Data Intelligence Suite by Quest, there’s greater enterprise awareness of and access to available data assets, guidance on their use, and guardrails to ensure data policies and best practices are followed. The ability to discover, understand, govern and socialize data assets with erwin Data Intelligence leads to faster analysis and meaningful insights to guide decisions.

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Data literacy is fundamental to data governance, data quality and metadata management. Augment erwin Data Catalog capabilities with erwin Data Literacy to ensure both your IT and business stakeholders have data literacy and intelligence.

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