Information Builders’ High-Quality Vision in Gartner’s 2014 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools

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 By | December 09, 2014
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December 09, 2014

We're proud to be a visionary in the new Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools 2014.

Here’s a simple vision: Rapid, easy access to integrated and trustworthy data. 
 
Sure, simple. Tough to implement, though. We’re proud to say that Gartner has recognized our ability to help companies achieve that vision in the latest Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools
 
Information Builders’ iWay Information Asset Management Platform takes a building block approach to data management. Data integration lays the foundation to this strategy, and for our entire platform. First comes access and integration, which we do better than any other technology provider – especially for the wildly diverse requirements of modern enterprises, ranging from on-premises enterprise applications to cloud-based applications to B2B trading partner interactions. 
 
While valuable on its own, our integration technology forms the platform on which our Data Quality and Master Data Suites rest. 
 
While accessing and integrating data, we can profile its quality using the Data Quality Suite. Data profiling is the first step in a data quality initiative—an iterative process to pinpoint anomalies in data at any point in its lifecycle. To cleanse data continuously, and prevent bad data from ever clogging up our business processes, we create a Data Quality Firewall around critical information systems.
 
The key to any information asset management initiative is to create and maintain ownership of the data by the parties who truly have the subject matter expertise for that data set. The Master Data Suite, in which is the Data Quality Suite is embedded, allows those data owners, or stewards, to look at the data with our profiling dashboard, and then manage the anomalies/exceptions in the data with the Advanced Remediation Portal.  With Advanced Remediation, customizable workflows are configured to alert the enterprise of a potential data quality threat that requires human intervention. Solutions such as these ensure that the data not only get clean, but remains clean. 
 
You probably know your data’s not perfect. Do you want to get a view into what you can do to clean it? Start by lifting up the corner of the rug with our Data Quality Challenge. You simply send us a sample of your data via our secure FTP site, or we’ll have an expert come to you, and we assess and report on your data’s integrity using our robust Data Quality Suite.