Data Governance Consulting

Use our simplified approach to give your data users access to reliable and trusted information⁠—exactly when they need it⁠—so they can apply appropriate data insights to their decision-making.

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Data Governance Framework Unlocks New
Levels of Trust in Company Data

With a data strategy focused on iterative data governance, this healthcare giant started with metadata management to foster enhanced trust in their data. They standardized data definitions and established clear data lineage—setting them up for sustained growth built on high quality data.

Avoid over-engineered data governance

Our “right-fit” approach to data governance is centered on simplifying the complicated realm of data governance. We work with our clients to make data governance approachable and achievable – and something that creates tangible value in phases.

Our philosophy drives successful, sustainable data governance →

Practical, maintainable, and proportional

For a data governance program to be successful, it should realistic – it should match your company’s needs, size, urgency, maturity, and capabilities. Your data governance program should align with your data strategy, making sure that data governance blends into everyday operations, and it should be designed to scale with your needs. 

Data governance is a journey, not a destination

Data governance should be an ongoing investment, not a project with start and end dates. We believe in a “just enough” approach to data governance that provides incremental value and promotes growth. As data governance activities expand and more people take on data governance responsibilities, each new component should be assessed and formally integrated into your program.

Data governance is not a software application or widget 

Establishing the right people and processes is critical and provides immediate value, long before implementing a tool. Come time to invest in technology, we assess our clients’ existing tools and utilities that can be leveraged for data governance and ensure all new technology is intentionally implemented to avoid unnecessary spend. 

Data Governance Services

Whether you are creating a data governance program from scratch or looking to mature your existing program, we will work with you to make your data and analytics more accessible, trustworthy, and actionable to the organization.

Data Governance Program Management

We will make sure your data governance program is designed to be adopted. Starting with your organizational readiness, we will help you understand where gaps exist in your processes and people and then create an all-encompassing enablement plan. We specialize in education and training, change management, policies and procedures, and all aspects of organizational readiness.

Metadata Management

We will help you give meaning and definitions to all the data assets in your organization through the selection and implementation of data governance tools and utilities, including a  data glossary, data dictionary, data catalog, and data lineage. Depending on your analytics maturity, we will help you determine which artifacts are necessary and a practical plan for building and maintaining.

Master Data Management

In addition to ensuring you have the processes, standards, and policies in place to effectively govern data across all stages of the data lifecycle—we specialize in master data management so that your organization’s most critical data is centralized and trusted.

When it comes to emerging AI software, we take it seriously – adhering to laws and regulations and upholding ethical use of data.

Data Quality Program, Rules, and Procedures

When you commit to data governance, you need to know that your efforts are resulting in more strategic decisions driven by higher-quality data. We will work with you to establish data quality rules, define success criteria, implement technology, and automate your processes. We also design data quality programs that establish company-wide rules and procedures to ensure trusted data.

Data Security and Privacy

Achieve regulatory compliance without the dread. We’ll help you navigate the complex landscape of regulatory requirements and help you classify, store, and manage your data in compliance with regulations such as GDPR and CCPA, avoiding fines and protecting your reputation.

Gain confidence in your data

Data governance breeds higher quality — and more secure — data and creates transparency into data processes across the organization.

Why you need a data governance program:

Data Quality

Gain more trust in your data through data quality standards and processes, such as an inventory of data quality rules, established thresholds for data quality metrics, a regular cadence of quality metric reviews, and a defined process for root cause analysis and resolution for data quality issues.

Data Security and Privacy

Ensure the security of your data with defined data security sensitivity levels, rules for sensitive data and regulatory compliance, definitions for user roles, and defined polices for data exchange between systems, vendors, partners, and employees.

Transparency & Change Management

Provide clarity across the organization with documented data processes and procedures; a complete inventory of databases, tables, and columns; owners and stewards assigned to data subject areas; and defined data lineage for operational data integrations and ETL.

How Can We Help?

Our offerings range from helping you kickstart a data governance program to planning for expansion, enablement, and even filling key roles of your data governance program. 

Launchpad Program (Kickstart)

We will launch data governance programs that deliver immediate ROI and demonstrate the potential for future growth, laying the groundwork for an enterprise-wide program.

Program Expansion

After establishing the groundwork, we can broaden the scope to other operational areas. We are experienced in engaging a wider audience and ensuring successful outcomes.

DG Technology Assessment/Enablement

We do not impose technology on our clients. If we conclude that technology is necessary, we will help you select and implement the appropriate tool to meet your need.

DG Team as a Service (Right Sized)

Our team of experts are prepared to help you implement a tailored approach to enable your organization.


Our change management approach focuses on data literacy, orientation, and training to shift your culture to one which embraces and thrives with governance.

Head of DG as a Service

We provide interim and long-term solutions to ensure that you have the right person leading your efforts.

Data Governance Workshop

A guided session where we help you identify the most crucial use cases, determine immediate impact, and prioritize work that delivers the best results quickly.

About Us

When you work with us, you get elite data analytics consultants who have experience solving the exact problems that you are facing.

Since 2002, we’ve been driven forward by one mission: transforming organizations with powerful data and analytics.  

Our Data Governance Team consists of recognized and published thought leaders who are passionate about enabling data governance. We have worked with hundreds of companies with varying levels of maturity–from helping establish basic data governance principles and policies to implementing full-scale enterprise data governance for Fortune-level companies. 

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