Using Business Processes for Data Governance

by Oct 21, 2017

Business Processes can be a huge asset for you when you are trying to define your Data Governance Policies.  While they aren't specifically a data governance tool they can help you and your organization to identify areas where you should be engaging processes to implement the regulatory guidelines.  Some regulatory guidelines (like GDPR which goes into affect May 25, 2018) state that you must define your business processes in regards to personal data and make them available and transparent to your users. Business Processes give you a great opportunity to tell that story with a picture instead of 1000 words. 

In the video below we will highlight a few aspects of Data Governance as well as showcase a few very high level business processes that can help you to start to think about how you should be creating them for your organization.



Organizations need to review their Data Governance policies on a regular basis.  With a good Data Governance process in place issues can be quickly addressed and resolved in a repeatable manner.  Your organization should define how data quality is measured, how your data is defined, where your data goes and how it changes as it moves through your system, what your data looks like and who should be accessing your data.  

Using tools like ER/Studio Business ArchitectER/Studio Data Architect and ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition can help you to put Data Governance policies into place in your organization quickly.