Accuro is a New Zealand-owned, not for profit insurer. We put our 30,000 members before financial gain. When you combine our quality products with fast claims turnaround and our knowledgeable customer service team, it’s no wonder we are New Zealand’s best little health insurer.
Dataedo has many features other tools are lacking - ability to document relations that are not set in the DB, rich text descriptions, tracking progress at a glance, grouping objects into topics and keeping track of decommissioned/renamed columns. I would definitely recommend Dataedo to others. It is a great tool and they are very responsive which counts for a lot..
Accuro Health is a small organization with ICT team consisting of 2 software developers and a business intelligence analyst. The ICT team manages and further develops a core membership system, web portal and a small data warehouse. They are all bespoke systems; hence their knowledge represents significant value for the organisation. If any of the ICT team members left the company, naturally this would result in a considerable loss of intellectual property which was recognized as a significant risk at senior leadership level.
To mitigate this risk Accuro first considered developing a documentation tool in-house. However, it was soon concluded that there were a number of affordable off the shelf solutions that would meet Accuro’s needs. After conducting market research, Accuro narrowed their options down to three solutions. In the end Dataedo came out as winner based on competitive price, but mainly features that other products were lacking.
Apart from preserving knowledge of Accuro’s core systems, Dataedo also allows the ICT team to share and communicate ongoing changes and additions to their systems. Having the DB back end documented makes life easier for the ICT team and they are less depended on each other. The benefits, of course, extend to any third parties that Accuro might engage with, the metadata about Accuro’s systems will be a priceless source of information for them.
Dataedo is a tool that is fast and simple to use. Easy structure and search tool helps developers to find descriptions for documented data very quickly. We update documentation with every release so seeing a documentation progress is really helpful. I would recommend Dataedo, as it has all the features which we need for documenting our databases. If we have another project in the future it is highly probable that we would use this tool as well.