Metadata Manager

V. 10.5

The Adaptive Metadata Manager™ product (V10.0) comprises a number of highly configurable software components that provide an organization with the eight core capabilities required to govern and improve virtually any data-driven business capability. These capabilities are: Data Lineage, Data Quality, Impact Analysis, Business Terminology, Business to Technical Traceability, Version Management, Change Approval Workflow, Stewardship, and Automated Harvesting & Stitching.

By using Adaptive's open and extensible metadata platform, organizations are solving tough information management and operational issues in the areas of: Data Governance, Regulatory Compliance, Small and Big Data integration, Business Intelligence Reporting, Data Privacy and Protection and Data Quality initiatives.

Adaptive's metadata manager enables organization to answer questions such as the following with confidence and speed:

  • Who's using the data.
  • What are the elements of the data?
  • Real Time. Stale data can lead to flawed decision-making, but with NetSuite's real-time reporting, you can trust that you are making data-driven decisions based on the most recent and relevant information.

Enabling Data Governance through Metadata Management

The quality, reliability, security, accessibility, and usability of a company’s data dictate the effectiveness of the organization in driving new business opportunities, delivering state-of-the-art customer service, managing risk, generating meaningful decision support models, and reducing operating costs.

The overall condition of data assets is directly dependent on the company’s ability to align people, processes, lines of business, and technologies. It requires that all of these things work together to produce the desired outcomes that make data fit for its business purpose.

The only way to align the interdependencies of disparate people, processes, lines of business, and technologies is through a well- orchestrated data governance program with a metadata repository at its core.

Data Governance and Metadata Management are two closely associated Data Management Capabilities which organizations must address in order to truly turn their data into Information Assets.

Without a complete understanding of the data upon which an organization relies, decisions about how it should be managed and used for competitive advantage, new product development, target marketing, risk management, financial reporting and regulatory compliance are based more on “instinct” than on “facts”.

Should formal accountabilities and processes, including those that define how new data is introduced within the organization not exist, data can get treated as a necessary evil rather than one of the most valuable assets that most modern organizations possess. Too often organizations flounder when trying to address important audit questions such as: “how is quality measured”, “how are privacy guidelines applied”, and “how can data be used and who is able to use it”.

Effective governance of information assets demands setting up formal governance bodies and processes and establishing control of the organization’s “knowledge” about those assets to better answer these questions. Metadata is the principle means by which this knowledge is represented.

Metadata management is an important component of a data governance strategy as it provides a single, reliable enterprise-view of data while facilitating auditing, reporting and compliance.

Adaptive’s Metadata Manager remains among the industry’s leading enablers for data governance – making it possible for companies to orchestrate cross-functional activities that influence data outcomes, which in turn, drive business effectiveness around decision support, campaigns, customer service, operations, compliance and risk.