Data Governance

Secure consistent levels of quality across the enterprise to empower decisions throughout.

CDS creates effective Data Governance utilizing a combination of people, processes, and technology, to establish high-quality enterprise data that provides the foundation for good business decisions.


Businesses collect and maintain data about customers, products, finances, employees, and inventory. Without an effective data governance strategy to manage this information, organizations may not be equipped to make business decisions necessary to stay competitive.

Data Governance requires active involvement and leadership from both business and IT. At CDS, we assess your requirements by:

  • Establishing your target maturity level in comparison to our GMM.
  • Planning for practical investments that align with prioritized projects, attaining the desired level of governance.



Client Challenges

Common problems when developing a Data Governance Maturity Model plan are:

  • Inconsistencies disconnecting business goals from IT initiatives.
  • Governance policies disjoint from structured requirements gathering and reporting.
  • Risks are not addressed from a lifecycle perspective with common data repositories, policies, standards, and calculation processes.
  • The absence of metadata and business glossaries to help bridge semantic differences across a global enterprise.
  • Few technologies exist today that help assess data asset values linking security, privacy and compliance.
  • Controls and architecture are often deployed before long-term consequences are modeled.

What CDS Provides

Our Data Governance Maturity Model helps organizations define an effective strategy and identify a plan for growth. Our solutions integrate seamlessly, incorporating auxiliary IT processes to reveal a complete view of your data governance measures.

The CDS Data Management team includes compliance and regulation subject matter experts to help our clients understand:

  • Governance that meets data management needs.
  • The most appropriate methodology.
  • How business objectives can be achieved.

Business Value

Through modular thinking we help you implement areas that generate maximum value by:

  • Taking a holistic approach, one step at a time.
  • Obtaining executive sponsorship.
  • Defining Data Stewards early.
  • Establishing quantifiable benefits by building business cases.
  • Establishing, collecting, and reporting on metrics to measure the progress.
  • Offering incentives to award and re-enforce participation.