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Data governance tools can organize all of the company’s data into an easy-to-navigate data catalog, allowing anyone with the right rights to view and collaborate in minutes. They also automatize some tasks and help improve productivity and free up the time of the teams working on data to focus on more complex issues. They help increase the level of the level of understanding and data literacy throughout the organization, by providing users with self-service access to reliable high-quality data.

Hevo’s Data Governance Tool offers a comprehensive set of data management features, including a data catalogue, metadata management and data lineage. It also provides a platform for defining standards for business glossaries and data assets. The PII and other information standards can be automatically managed by advanced algorithms. The product is a cloud-based, on-prem solution with support for an environment of federated governance in which one central system governs core master data attributes, while application-specific attributes are handled by distinct governance systems in departments and business units.

Another provider is Alation, which offers an entire set of data governance functions in its data catalog software. Its core technologies scan data lakes, databases, and data warehouses to find metadata and then use automated analysis to find different kinds of data. The tool for data stewardship allows users to set up policies, assign roles and has an analytics engine that can display trends in the data usage. Alation offers a range of clients including GlaxoSmithKline and the Singapore Tourism Board, Air France, NASDAQ and Autozone.

Erwin is a different option, which combines data management with other functions into an integrated software suite. It links physical metadata with specific business terms, allowing users to find relevant data and harvest it. It also permits users to check lineage and audit the data sets to ensure the data is in compliance. It permits organizations to control versioning according to data quality standards and governance rules and monitor changes to metadata via its Data Jumpstart Service.

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