ETL, Data Quality and MDM for Mid-sized Business

January 21, 2010

Is data quality a luxury that only large companies should be able to afford?  Of course the answer is no. Your company should be paying attention to data quality no matter if you are a Fortune 1000 or a startup. Like a toothache, poor data quality will never get better on its own.

As a company naturally grows, the effects of poor data quality multiply.  When a small company expands, it naturally develops new IT systems. Mergers often bring in new IT systems, too. The impact of poor data quality slowly invades and hinders the company’s ability to service customers, keep the supply chain efficient and understand its own business. Paying attention to data quality early and often is a winning strategy for even the small and medium-sized enterprise (SME).

However, SME’s have challenges with the investment needed in enterprise level software…