erwin Data Governance

Persona-based data governance software

Data Governance 1.0 has failed as a siloed IT program, but a new approach and technology platform has emerged to ensure greater collaboration across the enterprise. erwin DG is a SaaS solution that expands data governance beyond IT, so every organizational stakeholder can discover, understand, govern and socialize data. Such an enterprise data governance experience not only mitigates risk but also improves organizational performance and accelerates growth. Traditional data governance functionality is enhanced through persona-based interfaces and integrated data modeling, enterprise architecture and business process modeling for data impact analysis, a powerful capability to show how changes will impact enterprise operations.

Create an Enterprise Data Governance Experience

Expand data governance beyond IT and traditional data stewards, so all organizational stakeholders are invested in and accountable for data use.

Understand How Data Changes Impact Operations

With data impact analysis, you’ll know where all specific data resides and how changes will impact people, processes and systems before you implement them.

Mitigate Risks and Improve Business Performance

Provide meaning, standards and context so data can be trusted across the enterprise for strategic decision-making, including but not limited to compliance.

With data governance as the guiding principle and technology platform, IT and the business collaborate for peak organizational performance – from compliance to growth. Learn how to make this happen.

Integrated Business Glossary, Data Dictionary and Catalog

Build glossaries of terms in taxonomies with synonyms, acronyms and relationships, publish approved standards and prioritize them. From BI reports to relational database structures, map data in all its forms to the central catalog of data elements to answer the vital question of “where is our data?” Then understand who and what is using your data to ensure adherence to usage standards and rules.

Data Impact Analysis, Not Just Data Lineage

Understand how potential data changes will affect enterprise operations before you make them, reducing the associated risks and costs. With erwin DG, you’ll see real-time impact diagrams that link core data elements to the business glossary and databases that store them, processes that use and transform them, and applications that access and manipulate them to better plan and manage change.

Role-Based, Highly Configurable User Interfaces

erwin DG’s user experience is tailored to individual roles, both IT and business, to provide the needed context to define and streamline their workflows for the most empowered and effective data governance within each role. Create and change roles to meet the unique data governance needs of your organization.

Data Governance Ecosystem with Context

Integrations with data modeling, enterprise architecture and business process modeling break down organizational and technical silos for visibility and control across domains. Through a common metadata repository, the people, processes and systems that manage and protect data are unified through consistent data exchange, understanding and processing to increase quality and trust regardless of role. Data governance becomes everyone’s business, with erwin DG enabling IT and the business to easily collaborate and apply accurate data insights to manage risk and produce value.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do you characterize an enterprise data governance experience, and why is it important?

An enterprise data governance experience is a strategic initiative, not just a siloed IT program. It is characterized by the following not only for compliance/risk mitigation but also operational improvement and growth:

  • Support for any data, anywhere (Any2) – Relational, unstructured, on-premise and cloud-based data assets are coupled with well-documented business rules to ensure standards are followed.
  • Collaboration and organizational empowerment – Business and IT stakeholders have consistent, role-based views of the data relevant to their roles to build trust, ensure alignment and enhance decision-making.
  • Integrated ecosystem – The systems that manage and protect data are unified by a common metadata repository for consistent exchange, understanding and processing.
  • Visibility across all domains – Silos between the business and IT are broken down with a common data vocabulary, so changes to systems, processes and people can be measured quickly to produce the desired organizational outcomes.
  • Regulatory peace of mind – Mitigate a wide range of risks, from GDPR to cybersecurity, to protect customer trust and prevent reputational damage.

What makes erwin DG different from other data governance solutions on the market?

erwin DG expands data governance beyond IT and traditional data stewards, enabling all organizational stakeholders to discover, understand, govern and socialize data assets. It is SaaS, persona-based software that integrates traditional data governance capabilities (business glossary, data dictionary and catalog, lineage mapping, policy authoring) with data modeling (for any data, anywhere), enterprise architecture and business process modeling to produce more strategic value, including data impact analysis to manage change with lower risks and costs.

Does erwin DG come with integrations to erwin’s other data management tools out of the box?

erwin DG creates an enterprise data governance experience to ensure both IT and business users are invested in and accountable for data use. As a stand-alone SaaS solution, it enables all data assets to be discovered, understood, governed and socialized to mitigate risk and realize business results. With the purchase of additional licenses, erwin DG also integrates with erwin DM, erwin EA and erwin BP, it provides even more comprehensive and effective data governance through data impact analysis, a simple and easy way for stakeholders to see all places where specific data resides to determine how changes will impact people, processes and systems before they are implemented.