Enterprise data comprises one of an organization’s most valuable resources. The ability to compete with market rivals is directly impacted by how a company makes use of its information assets. Using these resources wisely enables a business to streamline operations, increase productivity, and bump up the bottom line. Failure to make productive use of its data puts an enterprise at a distinct disadvantage with its competitors.
Using Data Models
Data modeling is one method organizations can use to make better use of enterprise information. Data models are visual representations of an information system used to identify connections and relationships hidden in the information. Models are meant to address business needs and should evolve as enterprise requirements change. They support business processes and assist in developing an IT strategy.
Three basic categories of data models exist which are based on their level of abstraction.
Data models are usually created using an interactive process where stakeholders perform a detailed evaluation of the methods used to process and store information. A typical data modeling workflow includes the following steps.
Data modeling offers organizations a tested method with which to make the most productive use of their information resources.
The Benefits of Data Modeling
Multiple tangible organizational and economic benefits can be obtained through effective data modeling. Simply engaging in the process of developing models focuses attention on how enterprise data resources are being used. Some of the real benefits that come from data modeling are:
Data models can be instrumental in helping all parts of a business coordinate data handling procedures. Efficient data modeling can be a deciding factor in identifying innovative ways to use corporate information for the benefit of the organization and gain a competitive edge.
Get the Right Tools for Data Modeling
Effective data modeling requires the process to be iterative, incremental, and collaborative. ER/Studio Data Architect offers teams an effective tool with which to create logical and physical data models to streamline the way information assets are used throughout an organization. You can model data gathered from a wide range of relational, NoSQL, and big data sources.
Here are a few of the ways ER/Studio Data Architect can help your business handle its data resources.
ER/Studio Data Architect is the right tool for creating effective data models that help an organization use its data assets constructively. Use it to create data models that contribute to your company’s well-being and competitive standing.
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