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5 Strategies to Reduce Costs in Procurement and Supplier Management

Supplier management can be expensive. Did you know that companies could save up to $6 million annually in supplier spend by leveraging trusted supplier data quality? * Cost efficiency, cost reduction, and spend analytics continue to be among the top business priorities in supply chain management (SCM) and procurement.  According to Deloitte’s 2016 Global Chief... more

Analytics Results May Reflect the Wrong Definition of Success

Everyone wants their businesses to become data-driven enterprises. The potential rewards are to compelling to ignore – including improved visibility into customers, markets and operations, the ability to predict what’s coming, and new paths to innovation. However, as with all good things, there’s a risky side as well – namely, that business leaders may drink... more

Secrets of an Intelligent Master Data Management Strategy

If you are defining or re-thinking your Master Data Management (MDM) strategy, you have probably wondered how you can make your MDM journey successful for you, your team and your organization. Wouldn’t it be great to learn from people and organizations who have successfully gone through this before? Tom Gottweis, MDM – expert and Head... more

Defining the Role of Chief Data Officer (CDO): Process and Data Ownership

*Guest post by Barry Green, Chief Data Officer (Interim) at Bank of Ireland Policy Next Steps Many assume that the Chief Data Officer’s (CDO) policy and data management are relatively well understood. This broadly includes governance, quality and controls, modelling & architecture, usage & flows and key domains. It is the ‘how’, which causes the issues. This... more

The Process Stages of Data Governance

To truly manage data as a valued enterprise asset, data governance must be managed as a business function like finance or human resources.  A finance function is comprised of multiple core business processes such as accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and financial planning.  So to manage data governance as a function, what are the core... more