Struggling to find the right data quickly, especially in complex application systems can delay implementation of Data Warehouse and Business Intelligence projects and lead to inaccurate information being delivered.

Perhaps it is time to start acknowledging the challenge of source data analysis?

“Garbage out, garbage in” I know, I know I have got that the wrong way round. Well, actually I did it on purpose to illustrate a problem with BI/Data Warehousing projects and incidentally many other Information Management initiatives. That problem is the challenge of source data analysis – particularly with SAP, Oracle and Salesforce packages.

Finding the sources of valued data in your systems can be tough

Are you a Data Modeler or Data Worker?

A few months ago I was at a meeting with a customer who was involved with a BI project that was pulling data from an SAP system into a Data Mart.