Managing the Integrity of Reference Data and Metadata Assets
Reference Data and Metadata
Transactional data integrity, consistent reporting, data interoperability and application configurability all rely on reference data and metadata.
Reference data, such as coded value lists, is often used across multiple applications. Therefore, although changes to reference data may be relatively infrequent, they have the potential to affect all dependent applications if not carefully managed.
Metadata defines an organisation's information assets, providing consistency and standardisation. Organisations with multiple reference data and metadata standards (e.g. following a merger or acquisition) are therefore likely to experience data interoperability issues.
Applied Informatics is able to help organisations develop processes for managing reference data and metadata including change control and publication. Work may be undertaken standalone or as part of a wider Master Data Management initiative.