Introduction to Data Lineage

November 11, 2015

Sophisticated modern businesses like banks and insurers are data rich. Data is fundamental to their business effectiveness and efficiency.

However, data is not just relevant to the business processes that create it. Many classes of data are essential outside of their main business purpose. This may be for internal reporting and analysis, for use by other applications or for exchange with third parties. Examples are to produce consolidated reporting from distributed sales applications, to feed into a general ledger and to produce regulatory reports.