Winners' Circle by Rex Ahlstrom, Chief Strategy and Technology Officer, BackOffice Associates
For the third year in a row, we are honored to be the DBTA Readers’ Choice Award recipient for Best Data Governance Solution. As the data-connected marketplace evolves and expands, BackOffice Associates remains ahead of the curve in delivering premier information governance and data stewardship solutions for world-class organizations. As customer, material, financial, HR and other types of data are being used in real time to inform mission-critical business decisions, proper data quality and governance are vital for ensuring relevant and validated data. BackOffice’s Data Stewardship Platform (DSP) delivers a single platform for managing every phase of the data journey—from data policy setting through execution, enforcement and archiving.
Today’s enterprise IT landscapes are comprised of a diverse array of systems extending beyond traditional ERP, including both cloud and on-premise applications for cross-departmental use, as well as unstructured data from social platforms and physical machines. This heterogeneous environment requires both business and IT users to engage in the data management and governance process across the organization. BackOffice Associates’ solutions specialize in supporting both business and IT stakeholders with collaborative interfaces and workflows that empower all corporate roles to maximize the power of data in their organization and help support transformative initiatives such as Artificial Intelligence and Digital Transformation.
The DSP was designed to deliver on BackOffice Associates’ mission—guaranteeing superior customer performance by unlocking the power of data. Providing information governance orchestration across data migration, archival, quality, analytics, master data management and business process governance, the DSP helps organizations design, set, execute and enforce data policies across all data and systems. It promotes reuse of data for ongoing efficiencies across all systems and helps organizations maintain compliance and drive better business outcomes. At BackOffice Associates, we will continue investing in our collective offerings, which will enable our customers to have access to the most forward looking solutions to ensure business-ready data.