Accurity Glossary

Accurity Glossary provides a common language for all users in an organization. It helps you to structure business requirements, facilitates harmonization of data definitions, and capture all relevant metadata.

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Benefits

  • Harmonization of data to provide a common understanding among business departments – “single version of the truth”
  • Fulfillment of regulatory requirements (e.g. accuracy, integrity, adaptability, comprehensiveness, and clarity)
  • Increase of data and information value by enabling business to make better use of what is there
  • Cost savings on data reconciliation and adjustments
  • Support of data governance processes
  • Simple impact analysis and data lineage by using documented metadata provides traceability without complex IT solutions

Top Features

Business data modeling

Define your organization-specific harmonized business data model in terms of Subject Areas, Entities, Attribute Definitions, and Attributes.

Explicit inheritance

Enable data mapping on specialized attributes by explicitly showing attributes within an inheritance hierarchy.

Requirements tracking

Formalize business requirements based on the business data model without losing the link to the original request.

Source and target mapping

Create detailed mappings of physical data models enabling model-driven development of data integration processes.

Custom properties

Define your own custom metadata and annotate or categorize the business information model accordingly.

Derived and composited attributes

Define calculated attributes, specific from generalized ones and break them down into components (e.g. currencies).

Information catalog reengineering

Tag physical data representations in various systems and data layers to elements of the business model.

Data stewardship assignment

Assign data governance responsibilities and store them as additional metadata in Accurity Glossary.

Data lineage and impact analysis

Trace data flows based on the business data model plus tagging and mappings to physical models.

Cornerstone of data governance initiative

BRD implemented a central management application for storing all business data definitions with all required metadata and links to the physical location of the data.

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