Get it Right the First Time
By Elliot King
But that doesn’t mean that organizations are helpless to maintain high data quality. One of the most significant steps organizations can take is to proactively ensure that the data initially captured is correct the first time.
Four simple steps can help cut down on those kinds of mistakes. For internal data entry, training is essential and people must be given enough time to maintain high standards. Too often, the desire to increase productivity–have more data entered quickly–results in more mistakes.
For data entered both internally and externally, organizations must attend to form design. There is both an art and a science to form design and good design guides the user as they enter data with an intuitive layout.
The next two steps include the development of strong metadata combined with real-time validation tools. With strong metadata definitions, organizations are able to constrain information that may be entered into a field. Real-time validation identifies errors before they enter the database.
These commonsense procedures can be easily implemented by most organizations.If you would like to learn more about data cleansing solutions, please visit our website.