What is a Business Glossary?
A business glossary is a place that brings together terms used across the organisation and defines them is a common, consistent and precise language.
A centralised business glossary can be considered a search engine for data understanding and will contain a logical and physical data layer, the logical layer will detail the data at a business user level and the physical data layer will detail the field names and other physical data attributes.
Why add a Business Glossary?
Organisations have many disparate systems containing data that is very similar or data that should be same, without a definitive dictionary of terms used across an organisation, the chances of ambiguous information being used increases.
A business glossary allows all users in the organisation to understand the agreed upon meaning of business terms.
Information Commonly Stored:
- Supporting or Related Terms
- Significant savings through simplification, elimination and reduced errors.
- Ease of Access
- Increased Consistency
- Higher Data Quality
- Reduced Data Remediation.