Erwin DG Unveiled
November 14, 2017
DG is a SaaS solution that expands data governance beyond IT, so all
organizational stakeholders can discover, understand, govern and
socialize data to mitigate risk, improve organizational performance and
accelerate growth. Because erwin DG integrates with the company's other
data management solutions, businesses gain powerful insights into how
potential data changes will impact enterprise operations.
"Data Governance 1.0 has failed because it's been treated as a siloed IT
program instead of an enterprise initiative with strategic value,"
explains Adam Famularo, CEO of erwin, Inc. "We believe a different,
persona-based approach is required, with everyone – from executives on
down – invested in and accountable for data use. When data becomes
everyone's business, you create an enterprise data governance experience
that makes it possible to mitigate risks while maximizing data's upsides
for peak business performance. That's the power of Data Governance 2.0."
Because erwin DG integrates with erwin's data modeling (DM), enterprise
architecture (EA) and business process (BP) modeling applications,
customers have even more comprehensive and effective data governance.
Together, they power erwin DG's game-changing Data Impact Analysis
capability, a simple and easy way for stakeholders to identify all
places where specific data resides to determine how changes will impact
people, processes and systems before they are implemented.
"If you don't know where your data is and what it connects to, you can't
guarantee that changes will be made correctly," notes Famularo. "erwin
DG provides data visibility and control across the enterprise, not just
data lineage, to reduce risks and costs. And our customers will
understand their data in context, maximizing their DM, EA and BP
erwin DG also features an integrated business glossary, data dictionary
and data catalog, as well as lineage mapping and policy authoring.
In addition, the software provides:
•Support for any data, anywhere (Any2) – Relational, unstructured,
on-premise and cloud-based data assets are coupled with well-documented
business rules to ensure standards are followed.
and organizational empowerment – Business and IT stakeholders have
consistent, role-based views of the data relevant to their roles to
build trust, ensure alignment and enhance decision-making.
•Integrated ecosystem – The systems that manage and protect data are
unified by a common metadata repository for consistent exchange,
understanding and processing.
•Visibility across all domains – Silos between the business and IT are
broken down with a common data vocabulary, so changes to systems,
processes and people can be measured quickly to produce the desired
•Regulatory peace of mind – Mitigate a wide range of risks, from GDPR to
cybersecurity, to protect customer trust and prevent reputational
"erwin DG ensures that the right data with the right quality, regardless
of format or location, is available to the right people for the right
purpose," Famularo concludes. "Without meaning, agreed standards and
context, data can't be used, much less trusted, to make decisions that
reduce risks and realize business goals. The global erwin customer base
will benefit from the innovative and agile way our solutions work
together to deliver an unmatched enterprise governance experience."