- Document and enhance data and metadata for enterprise architectures
- Implement naming standards and a data dictionary to improve consistency
- Share and collaborate on global business glossary terms and definitions
- Effectively communicate data models and metadata across the enterprise
- Build a foundation for data governance and compliance programs
Document Data and Metadata
With ER/Studio Data Architect’s extensive data modeling and metadata capabilities, you can document critical data elements, business data objects, and regulatory data elements and show their sources, interactions, and dependencies, in logical and physical data models.
Implement Naming Standards
Assign a naming standards template to your model, submodel, entities, and attributes, and ER/Studio Enterprise Team Edition will automatically apply those naming standards between the logical and physical models, ensuring consistency between models. You can also integrate model elements into reusable constructs via a built-in enterprise data dictionary.
Collaborate on Global Glossary Terms
Define business-area specific glossaries with rollups to higher level glossaries to reflect the corporate structure, and bind glossaries to data models. Business and technical team members can view and update the business terms to share corporate knowledge in one centralized location.
Share Models and Metadata across the Enterprise
The data models and associated metadata are the only means by which complex enterprise architectures can truly be understood and managed. IT professionals can publish models in Team Server for others to access via the interactive viewer, and set permissions for visibility of objects. Identify and track recent changes with audit trails.
Establish a Foundation for Data Governance
Establish a data strategy based on a centralized model and metadata hub. Comply with industry regulations and business standards regarding security and privacy by alerting users who view or modify sensitive data. Easily set permissions for access controls. Consolidate information in easy-to-understand reports for business analysts.
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Map between and within conceptual, logical and physical model objects to view upstream or downstream, and specify metadata such as definitions, notes, and attachments
“Where Used” Analysis
Display mapping between conceptual and logical models and their implementations across physical designs.
Visual Data Lineage
Visually document source/target mapping and sourcing rules for data movement across systems.
Business Data Objects
Represent master data and transactional concepts with multiple entities and relationships, such as products, customers, and vendors.
Advanced Compare and Merge
Enable advanced, bidirectional comparisons and merges of model and database structures.
Automatically apply a naming standards template across logical and physical models by binding it to models, submodels, entities and attributes.