Business Intelligence (BI) users have struggled for years to get a business-oriented understanding of analytical assets. Where did the data come from? How was the data manipulated in the creation of the analytics? Can this data be trusted? The reason for this frustration? A lack of a business glossary that can answer these questions and help ensure consistency throughout the organization.
Although it seems obvious that a glossary is desperately needed, its creation has proven to be difficult at best. The manual processes to ensure its creation and its maintenance have proven too arduous, filled with erroneous entries, or simply lacking in synchronicity with the current environment. The business glossary is also usually viewed as a standalone project, disconnected from the larger BI context.
The result? The ever-enduring project that never pays off.
Fortunately, there’s a much better way: An automated Business Intelligence Suite which includes discovery, lineage, and automated business glossary.
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