Enterprise Data Modeling, Architecture, and Governance

Data modellers and architects along with business and IT stakeholders must respond to multiple levels of data-related business needs, to help ensure that the business makes good decisions with the right information. 

Some key activities that may be needed include:

  • Build out an enterprise data model
  • Represent business concepts with full documentation of attributes, definitions, relationships, etc.
  • Discover and document existing assets across the data landscape
  • Determine all data sources and manage transformation of data between staging area and data warehouse
  • Build the foundation for a data governance program
    Catalog metadata for data governance or data quality initiatives
  • Perform an impact analysis of new policies or projected changes to models, databases, or data fields
  • Ensure consistency between models and databases, coordinating changes across development teams and BI analysts (change mgmt.)

Why ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition

Document and enhance data and metadata for enterprise architectures

With ER/Studio’s extensive data modelling and metadata capabilities, you can document critical data elements, business data objects, and regulatory attributes, and show their sources, interactions, and dependencies, in logical and physical data models. Model data from relational, NoSQL, big data, BI and ETL sources. Define business processes and conceptual models that represent business goals.

Implement naming standards and a data dictionary to improve consistency

Assign a naming standards template to your model, sub-model, entities, and attributes, and ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition will automatically apply those naming standards between the logical and physical models, ensuring consistency between models. You can also integrate model elements into reusable constructs via a built-in enterprise data dictionary.

Share and collaborate on global business glossary terms and definitions

Define business-area specific glossaries with rollups to higher level glossaries to reflect the corporate structure, and bind glossaries to data models. Business and technical team members can view and update the business terms to share corporate knowledge in one centralised location.

Effectively share and manage data models across the enterprise

Save conceptual, logical and physical data models in the Repository, publish them in Team Server for others to view, and set permissions for visibility of objects. Web users can access details on model objects and associated metadata. The whole team uses the same terms and descriptions which serve as the blueprint for business glossaries and data governance strategies.

Build a foundation for data governance and compliance programs

Establish a data strategy based on a centralised model and metadata hub. Comply with industry regulations and business standards regarding security and privacy by alerting users who view or modify sensitive data. Easily set permissions for access controls. Consolidate information in easy-to-understand reports for business analysts.

Build a better business-driven enterprise data architecture

ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition combines the feature-rich round-trip data modelling capabilities of ER/Studio Data Architect with process and conceptual modelling in ER/Studio Business Architect, a secure model and metadata repository, a collaboration hub for business glossaries, a change management centre, and an extensive selection of import and export bridges to access numerous data sources, to provide a comprehensive enterprise architecture suite.

Document business processes in an easy-to-read diagram with BPMN 2.0 conventions

ER/Studio Business Architect enables business architects and analysts to easily model the relationships between people, processes, and data with the BPMN 2.0 standard. Use process models to define business operations, including key activities, tasks, and decision points. Use conceptual models to define key subject areas that need to be documented for implementing the business process.

Securely store your data models and manage versions in the Repository

The ER/Studio Repository provides a secure and scalable environment for model and object version management. Token-based check-in and check-out ensures that users in virtualised environments have easy access to stored models. The integrated Security Centre allows you to manage Groups, Users, and Roles, and assign permissions to Repository projects, diagrams, and diagram objects.

Create business glossaries with detailed terms and definitions

The ER/Studio Team Server glossaries contain detailed information for business terms and definitions for the entire organisation. Business terms are associated with relevant data objects to give business meaning to the technical information. Audit trails are automatically generated for changes made to the business glossaries or their terms, providing details for compliance and governance reports.

Manage model changes and associate them with JIRA projects

Change management projects can be created, viewed, and edited in ER/Studio Team Server and also associated with existing Atlassian JIRA projects for increased visibility. Track the status and progress of tasks and update the details for individual tasks to ensure data models stay aligned with database and application development efforts using a sprint-based workflow.

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