Who We Are

The data governance company

Data is everywhere. And every day, industry and government are challenged to ride this data tidal wave. They have to manage both the massive risks and opportunities that come with high-volume, high-velocity and high-variety information assets that power their processes, technologies and ultimately their people.

Like any corporate asset, data must be inventoried, cataloged, protected and made accessible in context for:

  • Operational efficiency
  • Revenue growth
  • Compliance, privacy and security
  • Increased customer satisfaction
  • Improved decision-making

But how? That’s where we come in.

At erwin, data is our business. It’s all we do. It’s all we’ve ever done. Given this expertise and our customers’ needs, we’re focused on data governance as the guiding principle and underlying technology to mitigate risk and realize peak business performance.

The Evolution – From Data Modeling to Data Governance

For more than 30 years, erwin Data Modeler (DM) has been the first choice of CDOs, CIOs, data architects and other IT professionals. Government agencies and the most discerning financial institutions, retailers and healthcare companies around the world have depended on us to power their mission-critical applications.

But we’ve evolved. Our proven track record and the opportunity to become a preeminent player in the data space led Parallax Capital Partners to purchase erwin and establish it as a private, stand-alone company in March 2016. Since then, we’ve acquired enterprise architecture company Corso, business process modeling/management company Casewise, data harvesting technology and data governance consulting services company A&P Consulting, and metadata management and data governance company AnalytiX DS.

These acquisitions, along with significant investment in R&D, have culminated in the industry’s only unified software platform centered around data governance with integrations to enterprise architecture, business process modeling, data modeling and data mapping. The persona-based erwin EDGE platform creates an “enterprise data governance experience” that facilitates collaboration between both IT and the business to discover, understand and unlock the value of data both at rest and in motion.

Data scientist, data steward, ETL developer, enterprise architect, business analyst, compliance officer, CDO, CEO – whatever the role, we’re all “data people” with more opportunities than ever before to impact our organizations. And from our perspective, data governance drives everything.

So we are erwin, the data governance company. And we’re the only software provider that owns every critical piece of the data management and data governance lifecycle, so enterprises can automate and accelerate the speed to accurate and actionable business insights.

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Getting the Hard Stuff Right

While questions of cybersecurity and regulatory pressures, such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), have elevated its profile, data governance encompasses more than just risk management. It’s also about understanding critical enterprise data within a business context, tracking its physical existence and lineage, and maximizing its security, quality and value.

erwin’s approach to data governance enables organizations to get a handle on how they handle their data. With the broadest set of metadata connectors and automated code generation, sensitive data discovery, data mapping and cataloging tools, the erwin EDGE Platform simplifies the total data management and data governance lifecycle. This single, integrated solution makes it possible to gather business intelligence, conduct IT audits, ensure regulatory compliance and accomplish any other organizational objective by fueling an automated, high-quality and real-time data pipeline.

At a high level, the erwin EDGE provides:

  • Support for any data, anywhere (Any2) enabling relational, unstructured, on-premise and cloud-based data assets and data movement specifications to be coupled with well-documented business rules to ensure standards are followed
  • Collaboration and organizational empowerment so both business and IT users have consistent, persona-based views of data relevant to their roles to build trust, ensure alignment and enhance decision-making
  • A unified data governance ecosystem and visibility across domains to break down organizational and technical silos to unify systems that manage and protect data for consistent exchange, understanding and processing
  • Regulatory peace of mind through compliance with government regulations (e.g., GDPR, HIPAA) and cybersecurity measures, also protecting customer trust and preventing reputational damage
  • Data impact analysis because of seamless, out-of-the-box integrations with data governance, enterprise architecture, business process modeling, data modeling and data mapping to see all the places where specific data resides to see how changes will impact people, processes and systems before being implemented

Data governance is where our core capabilities intersect, so it’s the heart of our business. If you make it strategic to yours, you’ll be able to use your data to fuel compliance, innovation and transformation initiatives with greater agility, efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

Let us guide you and your organization in driving the fastest returns on your data.

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