If you want to know measure something, you first need to agree on what that is. Ask different people and you’ll probably get different definitions. Define the language of your organization in a business glossary.
Dataedo Business Glossary helps you build and share a universal vocabulary of business terms with their definitions and mapping to the data.
Build a business glossary and map it to the data dictionary of your entire data ecosystem in shared metadata repository.
When browsing a data dictionary of specific application you can see the universal business definition of the entity related to the element of this field or table.
Databases can be huge and complex with thousands of tables and many more fields. With a business glossary-data dictionary links it is easy to find all occurrences of key data in all your databases.
It is easier for technical people to create a technical data dictionary. They can focus on application specific attributes and simply link existing business definitions from the glossary created by the business users.
Business glossary is one of the basic assets in data governance initiative.
Define measures, KPIs, facts and dimensions of your analytics.
Add a layer of your organization’s vocabulary to the inadequate, confusing and generic naming in databases of packaged applications.
Define and share key entities of your enterprise data model and map it to physical data model.
Find master data in different databases.
Improve data quality with repository of rules and policies linked directly to the data dictionary.
Find and document critical data in all your data sources.
Organize business terms and other entries in a hierarchy and define different types of relationships between them.
Terms, policies and rules can be mapped to data dictionary elements (tables and columns).
It is easy to allow easy navigation between terms and dictionary elements.
You can define business terms directly from the specific data dictionary elements.