June 4, 2010
Now is a good time to revisit the tools and techniques of data quality software solutions as they relate to product data. Why? Improving the quality of product data has tangible benefits. It helps control procurement costs, manage supplier risk, raise the quality of goods and their services, optimize supply chains, and manage warranty programs.
Recent changes are pushing product data to the forefront. Manufacturing and retail industries are catching up with others in terms of IT automation. Furthermore, as the third world industrializes, product-oriented industries are expanding operations and penetrating markets globally. Finally, in response to real-world demand, vendor tools—long focused on customer and financial data—have beefed up their support for the unique needs of the product data domain.
This TDWI Checklist Report on Product Data Quality dives into all these issues and more by pointing out the most pressing technology requirements for improving the quality of product data, as well as the business benefits of these improvements.