Standardisation ‘can improve data quality’

August 2, 2010 Off By Hoofer
Grazed from Experian QAS.  Author:  Neil Hill.

The most common way to improve and ensure data quality is through standardisation techniques.

This is the view of a recent report on the issue of product data by The Data Warehousing Institute (TWDI), reports Information Management.

It stated that regardless of the type of data being examined, standardisation can help to support the diverse and complex standards of business information.

The report added that product data quality can be further enhanced with the addition of as much extra information as possible.

"Even when product data is clean and standardised, its value can be raised by filling in vacant fields and appending data," it said.

Last month, SmartDataCollective blogger Jim Harris stated that having complete and accurate data is vital to the effective daily running of a company.

The commentator went on to explain that data quality can help enable better business decisions, thereby helping to bring about optimal performance within an organisation.