DEMS – Nixus

Data Excellence Management System

An end-to-end system govern by value

Data Excellence Management System© (DEMS) is an integrated and multilingual web-based solution (on-premise or cloud) that uses contextual intelligence based on artificial intelligence techniques and semantics to enable organisations to automate data governance, business excellence and analytics and accelerate the maximization of the business value of organisation’ strategies and transactions while minimising operational costs.

DEMS provides a factual value-driven collaboration that engages end-users from all levels in the ultimate

value creation. It also helps organisations to manage data policies, to comply with evolving guidelines or regulations like FINMA, GDPR…

DEMS fits the maturity of your organization functions and resources. It establishes accountability and responsibility throughout the organisational structure and links the data assets to the value flows to predicatively govern business strategies.

It is a new AI generation that works on meaning and reasoning.

Benefits

DEMS enables business executives to anticipate the impact of deviations from business policies or strategies and their impact on the business value.

DEMS consolidates resources and builds on the extensive investments already made by companies. It also forces a factual value-driven collaboration that engages end users from all levels in ultimate value creation

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It :

  • Increases operational efficiency through a unique contextual and multidimensional polarisation at all levels (geography, business unit, cost center, process, data steward, business rule) of the hierarchies for ensuring accurate business impact and value generation or loss tracking and governance.
  • Delivers faster tangible business value by aligning and linking business objectives to data management processes “governing the data using business rules” approach by putting the business transaction at the center of enterprise activities. This includes data quality and data governance, through the identification and correction of the critical business transactions impacted by the deviations from the corporation policies, standards, rules and laws.
  • Reduces implementation risk by organising & executing predictive governance based on the Data Excellence Framework methodology focused on business objective/value and promoting a sustainable value driven culture.

Framework

Data Excellence Framework (DEF) is a full, non-invasive framework which describes the methodology, environment, processes and roles required to generate business value by improving business processes using data quality and business rules. The framework promotes a sustainable data governance culture of “first time right”, using existing infrastructure and resources

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This framework is pragmatic and easy to implement. The framework ensures that all stakeholders in the organisation are aware of the importance of data governance and its impact on businesses. The framework can produce a synergy by ensuring Data Excellence at every level of an organisation.

The Data Excellence Framework focuses on generating business value of organization data. The execution of this framework delivers faster tangible business value, facilitates the collaboration between different functions and aligns with a long term sustainable Business Excellence vision.

The Data Excellence Framework helps you to answer the following critical questions:

• What are the strategic goals in my organisation?
• What are the business excellence requirements to achieve these goals?
• Who is accountable for the business excellence requirements?
• What data is used to support those business excellence requirements?
• What impact does the non-compliance of data with the business excellence requirements has on our business?
• How can we prioritise fixing the data?
Who is responsible for fixing the data?
How do I maximise the business value of enterprise data?

The innovation: DEMS-Nixus

(Natural Intelligence eXpanded Universe System)

  • DEMS-Nixus is the evolution of the existing DEMS solution, bringing new innovative features to the market that allow the sharing of Data Governance as well as the dialogue in natural language.

  • The Data Sharing Sphere provides dynamic data management, access to all types of data and data sources
  • Semantic-driven contextual intelligence for a constant dialogue with users in their natural language
  • The Community platform of the enterprise, a corporate social network
  • Advanced self-discovery of rules from data that enable rule sharing and rule subscription.

Excellence Library

The Excellence Library is a centralised repository that defines and stores the Business Excellence Requirements (rules, policies and standards) to help you reach your business objectives. This repository is the backbone of the Data Excellence Framework methodology, the knowledge of the organisation and the starting point of the governance community.

It is through the Business Excellence Requirements that business and data are linked and this is also through them that the value of the data will be calculated. For each Business Excellence Requirement, you will have the possibility to define its full ecosystem including the related data attributes, the governance dimensions involved, the business object impacted, and any other business dimension involved (information systems, business processes, …).

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To fit with your expectations, the meta-model of the Business Excellence Requirements is fully configurable. DEMS integrates workflow capabilities to manage Business Excellence Requirements life-cycle.

DEMS includes a graphical navigation with an intuitive search engine. The Excellence Library is automatically linked to the Verbatim that automatically generates the contextualised definition of the business terms used in the description of the Business Excellence Requirements.

Verbatim

Nowadays, the mass of information handled by companies is so voluminous that the classification of data and their proper understanding become challenges in their own right, especially when it comes to integrating new employees or ensuring the smooth running of teams. Therefore, it is necessary to set up a business glossary, a unique knowledge base, to which each employee can refer to discover, understand and integrate the concerns related to the data in circulation in the structure, in the department or in the company in the broad sense.

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DEMS Verbatim, the business glossary of GDE, is a multilingual business semantic glossary. Its main advantage is its ability to link the human semantics to the physical data model taking into consideration the context of usage. The overall goal of the semantic data model is to capture more meaning of data by integrating relational concept with more powerful abstraction concept known from the artificial intelligence field. It helps users understand the business language and the business meaning of data.

By delivering accessible and trustworthy data, the business semantic glossary helps users to search, understand, trust and use data to support your business. It allows you to find your data easily without meeting conflicting meanings. The business semantic glossary provides data users with a dynamic semantic mapping view of all the business terms that displays all the business terms along with their related data, metadata, and data lineage.

Product Key Features

1. Dynamic

data catalog

 

Embedding contextual intelligence, the data catalog automatically provides context, data lineage and semantic meaning. It defines the relationships between the business terms and their metadata to sharpen decision-making and actions

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It goes beyond standard data catalogs by providing the ability to associate relationships (semantic operational or functional) with a direct link to the physical database (metadata). Additionally, it provides a synchronisation module to ensure to be always aligned with metadata from the different information systems.

2. Collaborative

data stewardship

 

DEMS Verbatim allows to establish a complete and meaning full governance by providing flexible and configurable governance roles and by allowing stewardship assignment at any level (glossaries, contexts, terms, …).

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Based on the roles and responsibilities DEMS Verbatim will automatically build your governance community and will allow you to manage, collabore, share and align on the signification and the usage of the data. The glossary becomes an environment of sharing and collaboration thanks to its enterprise social network functionalities.

3. Intuitive search

& semantic cartography

 

DEMS Verbatim integrates global search capabilities that easily allows users to search for business terms, definitions, technical metadata… users can type a keyword and the system will look for context specific results.

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Optionally, you can get advantage of the natural language interrogation capabilities.

As soon as you connect the glossary to your databases, it will generate a dynamic semantic data model. This will automate traceability in the form of a semantic mapping that displays relationships to terms within a specific context. People can have a view of all business terms and related data. They can easily view variations, meanings, relationships, and business metadata. You can generate semantic models linking your natural language terms to your database terms including relationships.

The overall goal of a semantic mapping data model is to map natural language semantic data model to the physical database data model that will enable high level of automation and artificial intelligence optimisation.

Governance community

DEMS helps to establish meaningful governance by providing flexible and configurable governance roles and by allowing stewardship assignment at many levels (Business Objectives, Business Excellence Requirements, Business Glossaries, Contexts and Terms of the Verbatim.

Based on your roles and responsibilities DEMS will automatically build your governance community and functionalities to manage and interact with it across the entire system.

Through the embedded ticketing system, people who are responsible for maintaining the data assets and people who are using them can interact and create tasks for each other to collaborate and experience sharing around the organisation’s data.

Automated Data integration

DEMS Agent links the Business Excellence Requirements with the information systems by combining both business and technical metadata. It can combine many different technical metadata structures from various databases, so, users can build their own connectors directly into the connection repository.

 

The Business Excellence Requirements Catalog of DEMS Agent is fully synchronized with the one from DEMS and for an easy definition of the Business Excellence Requirements technical logic, wizards are made available to users. For the Business Excellence Requirements requiring data deduplication, DEMS Agent includes a specific library with a dedicated definition wizard.

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The communication between DEMS and DEMS Agent is designed to support both in the cloud and on premise implementation using an encrypted communication channel. In the case of distributed information systems, multiple agents can be deployed, in parallel, for a consolidation into a single instance of DEMS.
To assess data in real time, DEMS Agent provides a simple web service API using the Business Excellence Requirements’logic.

Business & Data Management Cockpit

DEMS cockpits come with standard reports and dashboard capabilities based on your context and your roles to stay connected to your data.
At every level, Data Excellence Index (DEI) and Key Value Indicators (KVI) are automatically calculated. In the contextual cockpits, data can be aggregated by various dimensions such as business processes, Data Excellence dimensions, information systems, geographical entities, business domain, etc… for a meaningful and efficient governance of your organisation.

In the cockpit of your stewardship network, you will have the possibility to follow people from your governance community and to leverage our extensive collaboration capabilities to gain knowledge on your data.

For a non-invasive approach, you can subscribe to receive alerts to be pro-actively notified with all updates of your cockpits or when your indicators go beyond your pre-defined thresholds.

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