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In the current data-driven business climate, the benefits of process and process-based strategy are more desirable to organizations than ever. Industry regulations and competition traditionally have driven organizational change, but such “transformation” has rarely been comprehensive or truly transformative. Rather, organizational transformation has come in waves, forcing companies and their IT ecosystems to ride them...

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In modern, data-driven busienss, it’s integral that organizations understand the reasons for bad data and how best to address them. Data has revolutionized how organizations operate, from customer relationships to strategic decision-making and everything in between. And with more emphasis on automation and artificial intelligence, the need for data/digital trust also has risen. Even minor...

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The constantly evolving business landscape means digital and business transformation efforts must be made with continuous improvement in mind. For Southern California Edison (SCE), detailed and comprehensive business process (BP) modeling is the only way to achieve continuous improvement. And because continuous improvement is one of SCE’s key corporate values, the company has chosen to...

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We began a new blog series last week on business process (BP) modeling and its role within the enterprise. This week’s focus is on the connection between business process modeling and standard operating procedures. Specifically, using BP tools to help organizations streamline how they manage their standard operating procedures (SOPs). Standard Operating Procedures: A New...

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To achieve its objectives, an organization must have a complete understanding of its processes. Therefore, business process design and analysis are key to defining how a business operates and ensures employees understand and are accountable for carrying out their responsibilities. Understanding system interactions, business processes and organizational hierarchies creates alignment, with everyone pulling in the...

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A data governance initiative will maximize the security, quality and value of data, all of which build customer trust. Without data, modern business would cease to function. Data helps guide decisions about products and services, makes it easier to identify customers, and serves as the foundation for everything businesses do today. The problem for many organizations...

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Executive business intelligence (BI) reporting can be incomplete, inconsistent and/or inaccurate, becoming a critical concern for the executive management team trying to make informed business decisions. When issues arise, it is up to the IT department to figure out what the problem is, where it occurred, and how to fix it. This is not a trivial...

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Data governance (DG) is one of the fastest growing disciplines, yet when it comes to defining data governance many organizations struggle. Dataversity says DG is “the practices and processes which help to ensure the formal management of data assets within an organization.” These practices and processes can vary, depending on an organization’s needs. Therefore, when...

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There are many factors driving data governance adoption, as revealed in erwin’s State of Data Governance Report. Over the coming weeks, we’ll be exploring them in detail, starting with regulatory compliance. By Michael Pastore Almost every organization views data governance as important, so why don’t they all have it in place? Modern organizations run on...

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The five pillars of data governance readiness should be the starting point for implementing or revamping any DG initiative. In a recent CSO Magazine article, “Why data governance should be corporate policy,” the author states: “Data is like water, and water is a fundamental resource for life, so data is an essential resource for the...

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