More areas of the business are leveraging data and insight around customers than ever before.
Today’s digital consumer puts more pressure on organizations to provide personal interactions across all industries, even when that individual is not interacting face-to-face. In order to accomplish that monumental feat, businesses are turning to their data assets to give them the insights they so desperately need.
But that is no easy task. We find that most organizations lack trust in their data, typically due to outdated and ineffective data management practices. Businesses can no longer wait for others within the organization to improve the quality of their data. Many are looking to take more control themselves. In fact, according to a recent Experian study, 75 percent of respondents believe data quality responsibility should ultimately lie with the business with occasional help from IT.
The rise of the business user is putting more pressure on the tools they leverage. While data quality is a continuous practice that requires constant care, it is certainly enabled by technology. That technology needs to be easy-to-use, intuitive, and provide value back to the business quickly.
This week, the 2019 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools was issued. The report provides an overview of the players in the space and the “key capabilities that organizations need in their tool portfolio, if they are to address the increasing importance and urgency of data quality.”
The business user is reshaping the data quality market. Now, rather than looking at just features and functions, new Experian research shows that the ease of use by business users and the ability to work with existing technology are more important. These tools need to be designed differently than they have in the past. 56% of businesses say their IT department doesn’t fully understand the data management needs of the business. That means that organizations need to put their data more in the hands of the people who leverage it every day.
At Experian Data Quality, we believe in empowering business users to better understand their data assets in order to transform their businesses. We offer easy-to-implement, easy-to-use tools that are designed to help businesses maximize their data insight and build trust in their information. We want our clients to tackle their projects with speed and agility, giving them the confidence and clarity to put their data to good use.
We are proud to be named a ‘Challenger’ once again in Gartner’s 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools. We believe in the changing nature of the business and are working to challenge the status-quo in our industry and for our clients.
Access the Gartner 2019 Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools report.