What are Enterprise Data Assets?

Enterprise data flows through your organization. Teams in every department across all geographical regions can access it. 

It could be your biggest business asset. 

Enterprise data doesn't exist in silos. It aligns digital and business strategies to meet your data needs. 

In this guide, learn more about enterprise data assets and discover why you should adopt the enterprise data model to grow your business.

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What Is Enterprise Data?

Enterprise data is data shared by everyone in your organization. Instead of data existing in silos, you can create a unified view of your data so enterprise architecture (EA) teams have the information they require to drive business objectives. 

Research from a recent Gartner report reveals that there is an "opportunity for EA leaders to provide an enterprise view against which hundreds of decisions comprising data initiatives are made.”

By standardizing data and moving it to a single location, you can achieve better data management outcomes. 

"Enterprise architecture looks across silos to address cross-functional data integration needs that an end-to-end journey map identifies," says Gartner. "For example, one university used journey maps to spot redundant information asked for throughout the enrollment process. The EA team was able to identify integration opportunities and optimize the process for students."  

Why Enterprise Data Is Your Biggest Business Asset

Taking an enterprise view of data can help you discover and capture opportunities for data analytics, according to Gartner. That's because enterprise data identifies opportunities that teams working in silos cannot. You can also align digital and business strategies to meet your data requirements. 

One way to capitalize on the enterprise data model is to use the right data analytics tools for better organizational decision-making. Various departments should use these technologies, with roles and responsibilities for enterprise data management shared among teams. For example, IT teams should work alongside data engineers when integrating data analysis tools into their organization. Collaboration between departments can also increase data quality and data governance compliance. 

How to Manage Enterprise Data Assets

Most organizations house data in more than one location. Some data might live in a customer relationship management (CRM) system, for example. Other data might exist in a transactional or relational database. Different departments have access to different systems, which makes implementing the enterprise data model difficult. 

Before unified data analytics can begin, organizations need to move data from various sources to a single location. There are several ways to do this, but two of the most popular are:

  1. Manually building data pipelines so you can move data from one place to another, which requires extensive coding and data engineering skills.
  2. Using an Extract, Transform, Load (ETL) tool to collect enterprise data and move it to a final destination for analytics.

ETL tools extract data from a source, transform it into the correct format for analytics and load it to a destination like a data warehouse or data lake. Businesses now have a single source of truth for all data in their organization, helping them achieve their vision and outcomes. 

Read more: What Is Data Integration?

How Integrate.io Helps

Integrate.io provides an enterprise view of data by executing ETL without any code whatsoever. You can reduce the complexities of data engineering and remove data from silos for good. Get a 360-degree view of your data across departments, even if you lack programming or data engineering experience. 

Other Integrate.io benefits include a simple pricing structure, over 100 out-of-the-box connectors that move data to a warehouse or lake automatically, compliance with data governance frameworks and excellent customer service.

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Glossary of Terms

A guide to the nomenclature of data integration technology.