The nation’s 180-year-old postal service invests in data governance software to improve data literacy, data confidence, data quality and ensure regulatory compliance
MELVILLE, N.Y., September 4, 2019 — erwin, Inc., the data governance company, today announced that New Zealand (NZ) Post is deploying erwin Data Intelligence (DI) to improve data literacy, data confidence, data quality and ensure regulatory compliance. NZ Post, headquartered in Wellington, is the country’s postal service that has been delivering parcels, packages and mail for businesses and consumers for almost 200 years
With the erwin DI Suite, the organization can rationalize more than 600 applications to better manage and govern its data pipeline. This includes understanding what data it has, where it’s located, how it moves and transforms, and usage by different departments, as well as identifying any sensitivities and irregularities.
‘Doing the right thing with data’ is a key driver for NZ Post’s data governance initiative. Data legislation, like the New Zealand Privacy Act as well as the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is shaping the way that NZ Post interacts with data, including looking at new data management and governance tools.
“If you don’t know what and where your data is, you can’t manage it,” explains Desire Ellams, Data Governance Manager for NZ Post. “Our business is evolving; the volume of parcels is growing, and the Data & Analytics team need to stay ahead of our competition by shifting to modern digital and data platforms. To do this we need to be more flexible and adaptable, which requires increased access to fast, trusted data coupled with intelligent usage from a single point of truth.”
NZ Post has been an erwin Data Modeler customer for several years, and that played a role in the addition of the company’s data governance platform. “We selected the erwin data intelligence software because of its comprehensive metadata management capabilities and its ability to seamlessly integrate definitions from multiple solutions including business glossaries, data models and multiple sources, providing us data lineage and impact analysis across the business,” says Duane Evans-Parker, NZ Post’s Data and Analytics Domain Manager.
erwin is the only software provider with a complete, metadata-driven approach to data governance. The DI suite combines the capabilities of erwin Data Catalog with erwin Data Literacy to fuel an automated, real-time, high-quality data pipeline enabling customers to discover, understand, govern and socialize their data assets.
“We’re thrilled long-term data modeling customers such as NZ Post are now addressing the entire data management and governance lifecycle,” says Adam Famularo, erwin’s CEO. “erwin DI provides an accurate and current picture of the metadata landscape by automating data harvesting, cataloging, lineage and impact analysis so organizations have the necessary insights to improve and accelerate decision-making.”