New Data Governance Consulting Address Supporting Organizational Roles and Responsibilities

Press Release Summary:

  • Focus on strategic expansion of PLM to provide actionable insight on where to begin, how to define, implement and maintain data policies, procedures and structures
  • Ensures that organization's data can be trusted and that any problems can be identified before analysis or a decision is made based on bad data
  • Recognizes that successful planning, selection and implementation of new business strategies and enabling solutions involves an ongoing and cyclical process comprising eight phases 

Original Press Release:

CIMdata Announces The Addition of a Data Governance Consulting Practice

The practice will focus on defining, realizing, and driving a corporate data strategy.

Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA, 7 April 2020-CIMdata, Inc., the leading global PLM strategic management consulting and research firm, announces the addition of a Data Governance consulting practice. This practice will focus on the strategic expansion of PLM to provide actionable insight on where to begin, how to define, implement, and maintain data policies, procedures, and structures. It will also address the supporting organizational roles and responsibilities.

CIMdata senior consultant, Ms. Janie Gurley, will be responsible for leading the Data Governance practice. Ms. Gurley will also continue to manage the services CIMdata delivers to PLM solution providers, including the coordination of CIMdata's global Community and associated solution provider strategic management consulting activities.

Ms. Gurley has over 26 years of professional experience in understanding and supporting strategic business execution with broad-based expertise in product development solutions within manufacturing. She has worked on projects in numerous industries, including aerospace, steel, steam engineering product solutions, engineered flow solutions (pumps, valves, and seals), mechanical and industrial engineering (oil and gas, power, chemical, water, pharmaceuticals, and bio-based consumer goods), in-store and retail bakery ingredients/food production, coffee and brewers, fiberglass yarn, and casino slot games.

"As digital transformation spreads throughout business, the need for effective Data Governance is gaining importance, benefiting every task and process where reliable data is indispensable. Digital transformation is only one of the drivers of the need for Data Governance. Many other changes are sweeping through today's successful enterprises, including fundamental shifts in the ways that products are planned, developed, marketed, and serviced," stated Ms. Gurley. She continued, "Fundamentally, data governance is a discipline that ensures an organization's data can be trusted and that any problems can be identified before analysis or a decision is made based on bad data."

CIMdata's data governance methodology recognizes that successful planning, selection, and implementation of new business strategies and enabling solutions involves an ongoing and cyclical process comprising eight phases that successfully define and implement a data governance strategy and supporting structures. This methodology applies to every organization-whatever the industry, whatever the specific requirements or applications, and whatever the desired result. Each phase is separate, unique, and of equal importance. For the outcome to be successful, each requires a set of targeted activities and deliverables. CIMdata is ready to provide support during each phase.

The Data Governance practice will leverage CIMdata's more than thirty-five years of experience serving industrial companies and software and service providers through strategic management consulting, market research and analysis, and best practices education. For more information, contact CIMdata at info@CIMdata.com or +1 734.668.9922.

For More Information, Contact:
Cheryl Peck
Director of Marketing
c.peck@CIMdata.com
Tel: +1 734.668.9922

In Europe, The Middle East & Africa Contact:
Gerard Litjens
Vice President EMEA
g.litjens@CIMdata.com
Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666

About CIMdata

CIMdata, a leading independent worldwide firm, provides strategic management consulting to maximize an enterprise's ability to design and deliver innovative products and services through the application of Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions. Since its founding in 1983, CIMdata has delivered world-class knowledge, expertise, and best-practice methods on PLM solutions. These solutions incorporate both business processes and a wide-ranging set of PLM-enabling technologies.

CIMdata works with both industrial organizations and providers of technologies and services seeking competitive advantage in the global economy. In addition to consulting, CIMdata conducts research, provides PLM-focused subscription services, and produces several commercial publications. The company also provides industry education through PLM certificate programs, seminars, and conferences worldwide. CIMdata serves clients around the world from offices in North America, Europe, and Asia- Pacific. To learn more about CIMdata's services, visit our website at www.CIMdata.com, follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/CIMdataPLMNews, or contact CIMdata at: 3909 Research Park Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48108, USA, Tel: +1 734.668.9922. Fax: +1 734.668.1957; or at Oogststraat 20, 6004 CV Weert, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0) 495.533.666.

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