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Kalido Data Governance Director Update Speeds Business Process Effectiveness

New capabilities further automate data governance programs, improving efficiency of business processes through delivery of trusted information

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Kalido has updated its Kalido Data Governance Director that enables organizations to improve and streamline the relationship between business processes and the data they consume. With it, organizations can improve the predictability of business process outcomes through a sustainable platform for data improvement.

Initially released four months ago, the update delivers trusted information to business processes more quickly, automating the monitoring, measurement, and management of enterprise data. With this version, process owners can improve the quality of the data that impacts their process performance, even if they do not directly control the data. Through templates, automation, and robust modeling capabilities, the new release streamlines policy development and management, contributing to more predictable business process outcomes sooner.

Critical business processes often span the enterprise, and policy authors can struggle to sustain governance as reorganizations, mergers and acquisitions, attrition, or growth introduce new data sources and personnel. Kalido’s new “Roles and Responsibilities” engine provides process owners a framework to align policies with specific organizational roles and their responsibilities at each stage of the data life cycle. As organizations create and define their data policies, Kalido provides “smart suggestions” based on the content of the policy -- type of data, systems, and organizational scope -- that recommend which roles should be involved. The result is a simplified user experience, greater control, and increased security controls.

By aligning responsibilities with roles rather than individuals, organizations ensure sustainability of data policies, streamline the policy creation process and deliver a consistent platform for continuous improvement in the face of organizational change.

Maximizing Corporate Assets

Many organizations have already developed a number of resources -- data models, business process models, and business glossaries -- to improve efficiencies in their organization. Now, organizations can import these models into the Kalido Data Governance Director to speed the creation and deployment of data policies, minimizing rework and reducing the time to get a data governance program off the ground. As a result, business processes gain trusted information more quickly, improving the predictability of business process outcomes.

By importing, for example, a business glossary held in a spreadsheet, organizations now have access to the product definitions typically chronicled in a business glossary and can enhance it further by capturing the relationships between items and the person responsible for them.

The new exporting capabilities encourage best practice sharing and greater collaboration, both within an organization and with an organization’s partners. By exporting particular policies, policy elements, or the unified business model itself, data governance councils can become more efficient as they deploy increasing numbers of data policies throughout their organization.

Delivering Trusted Information to Business Processes

With the Kalido Data Governance Director, business process owners can unify process excellence and trusted information to optimize the outcome of their business processes. By managing, implementing, and monitoring data policies and correlating those policies with the business processes they support, organizations can identify areas where better process management as a result of improved data significantly impacts efforts to generate revenue, adhere to compliance requirements, or contain costs. With trusted data delivered consistently, organizations can shorten process steps, more easily identify the root cause of process breakdowns, and identify potential areas of process improvement.

More information is available at www.kalido.com/data-governance.

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