We’ve all heard the old adage ‘rubbish in, rubbish out’.
The expression is used to indicate that if the data used in analysis is not reliable or coherent, the results will not prove useful. The phrase is used to caution users against trusting system outputs derived from unreliable input.
With the increasing trend and reliance on analytical tools and in particular the build out of visual ‘dashboards’ to summarise and represent key performance metrics, the importance of ensuring data cleanliness has never been so important- or so immediately open to scrutiny.
Data cleansing is important because it improves your data quality and in doing so, increases overall effectiveness and accuracy when analysing and strategising. When you clean your data, all outdated or incorrect information is gone-leaving you with the highest quality information. Of equal importance, businesses should ensure they understand their data sources and confirm that the build of their reporting tools is based on accurate structures.
5 Ways to Ensure Data Integrity & Validity:
- Select appropriate system/s and service providers
- Ensure your team follow agreed SOP’s and Change control process
- Perform regular and thorough validation
- Update anomalies found during validation
- Plan for Business Continuity
At Loci we specialise in MRI Software data integrity and validity checks and can provide comprehensive and advice on data inaccuracies, inconsistencies, root cause/s, rectification options and methodologies to ensure ongoing accuracy.
Our System Audit and Health Check process is designed to specifically check for under-utilised and inconsistently populated master data tables and fields which help ensure your system performs optimally. It also includes detailed analysis of both transactional and operational data and provides recommendations for how to remedy any found concerns.
Contact us today at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about how we can help up you mitigate data issues and ensure accuracy.