In succession of my last Information Steward - another gem of EIM portfolio around SAP information steward application i want to move forward with sharing some high level details of one of the module of SAP Business Object Information Steward application.
This IS (information steward) application has totally 4 modules as of now and “Data Insight” module is one of them. As the name is indicating it majorly deals to inspect data in terms of its profiling and checking the quality of it. This is also very famous module of IS as of now, although IS is growing very rapidly.
Through this module data stewards can access and monitor the quality of their data by creating views for specific data set for which data quality needs to be measure and can make some validation rules around it and they also can profile their data based on five parameters as column, address, dependency, redundancy & uniqueness. These are the parameters which works as a central reference for profile the data.
So basically data insights module takes care for data profiling and access and monitor the quality of data. In order to deal with data quality analysis and profiling we need to use a separate component called CMC (central management console) where we can perform administrative task and these are directly linked with data steward application.
There are multiple informative e-learning sessions available at the SAP BusinessObjects Information Steward 4.x Product Tutorials - SAP Community Network for the same data insight module along with other module. Again, I would say that SAP is always ahead in providing the solution through which companies can manage & maintain their most reliable assets and that is information/data.