Maintaining data, more specifically static data, often contributes substantially to more than one cost center of a firm, of which at least one is in the IT division.

  • Numerous and various interfacing mechanisms and mapping requirements usually are a heavy burden on IT
  • Other areas suffer under poor or even lacking maintenance practices

Clearly, data management is required to point out owners and responsible entities for data along with new or modified business processes to ensure governance around data matters. Otherwise, the strategic objective of running systems that use the data is met only in part.