Getting Data Right at the Source

May 2011
Information Management (1521-2912);May/Jun2011, Vol. 21 Issue 3, p36
The article discusses the importance of obtaining the right data at the source. It notes the importance of complete and accurate data to an organization, mentioning that there still exists a lack of effort or ability in terms of gathering and storing quality information in the enterprise resource planning (ERP) system which are also required by other downstream applications. Several problems resulting from the obtaining inappropriate data are given, one is the existence of product transactions that do not concern products. It adds that once a project starts, timelines become tight and downstream integration gets neglected, leading to the rejection of requests to change data from the source to address problems.


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