- Manage business terms in your organization
- Establish a single source of the truth
- Stay up-to-date with automatic refresh of business terms
What is an automated business glossary?
It’s a business glossary that is built automatically, an in-house common business reference guide with a set of vocabulary definitions made available across an organization. Every word has a clear meaning within the business, and each term can be linked to metadata.
Launch a business glossary during your lunch break
Go grab lunch and you can have an automated business glossary set up by the time you get back.
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Why Don’t You Have An Automated Business Glossary Yet?
The team simply doesn't have the bandwidth, the time, or the financial resources to build a business glossary, let alone maintain it.
There are different understandings of what each term means across the organization. The IT and Business teams often operate separately, independently across geographies, and there are always frequent changes and updates.
Who can keep up?
There is a case of, “it’s not my job,” going around.
Who is going to take ownership of this project? Is it BI? If so, this will take their focus away for months from other important projects.
Is it a professional services team? If so, that'll cost the company an arm and leg.
What Happens When You Automate a Business Glossary?
The issues with bandwidth, complexity, and ownership go out the window. Instead of manually searching and gathering all of the metadata, instead of manually entering all of the metadata terms into an excel which will most likely become outdated the minute you hit save, and instead of paying professional services to take on all of this work which would normally take months, the business glossary is generated automatically. In seconds.
How do Octopai's Data Lineage and Data Discovery tools enhance the Business Glossary?
Simplify Chaos Post M&A
When one company acquires another, countless resources are dedicated to merging or consolidating reporting systems. But with so many different systems in place and so many different terms and descriptions with different meanings within those systems, the merger can be a huge, never-ending challenge. The automated business glossary simplifies this by automatically uploading all metadata from multiple reporting tools to the glossary where the presentation layer terms can then be compared, linked, analyzed, and even discussed.
Migrate systems faster, with fewer headaches
Locate Personal Data Easily for GDPR Compliance
For GDPR compliance, a company must be able to locate, mask or delete personal data such as phone numbers, credit card numbers, account data, etc. Most likely, massive changes are needed on existing reports due to these regulations. With an automated business glossary, you can find ALL of the reports in one shot that need to be changed. With the ability to tag reports, finding the ones where this personal data exists is simple and can be done automatically. Imagine the alternative - manually searching through the hundreds or thousands of reports in order to find if personal data is present.
Empowering the BI team to auto-discover, access and retrieve metadata in seconds.Get the whole organization on the same page with an automated business glossary!
Become GDPR-compliant faster without the headache of manual data mapping.Find out how the automated business glossary can help you comply with regulations!