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K:clns: the future of data governance

At KOIOS we believe in the three Gs – governance, governance, governance. Clean data is nothing without it. We encourage our clients to see their data as an asset, and as such it should be owned and managed like any other asset. K:clns is a data governance tool as much as it is a data cleansing tool, enabling our clients to maintain high quality data in-house, long after the initial project.

Data cleansing has had its day. An unusual statement to lead with when talking about data cleansing software, but allow us to elaborate.

An essential feature of data quality is credibility. In traditional data cleansing projects, existing data is manipulated and teased, with an attempt to enrich it through online searches. For us, this simply lacks provenance and attention to detail. We go back to the source, ie. the manufacturer, to mine credible, characteristic data.

Once a data set has met our high standards it is used to populate the KOIOS Specification Library. This library ensures that data retains its integrity and is free from misinterpretation. As experts and collaborators on ISO 8000, we naturally insist that all specification library records comply with definitions set out in international standards. This results in data that is transferable and interoperable without loss of meaning.

We are dedicated to leading the way in this new and improved era of data cleansing. With our state-of-the-art software, we aim to deliver impeccable data quality which is sustainable for the long term. If you share our vision that good data relies on good governance and data credibility, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

What sets K:clns apart?

K:clns is leading the way for a new approach to data cleansing. This powerful, innovative software has been designed by KOIOS to fulfil key elements of successful data management: data governance, data credibility and adherence to international standards. These elements combine to empower organisations to have greater, enduring control over data quality.

Data governance

Data quality relies on good governance. At KOIOS we believe that all organisations can achieve independent control of their data. We work with our clients to establish a clear plan of ownership, and with K:clns, we leave them with the tools at hand to maintain a successful, long-term data strategy.

Data credibility

There are many factors which define data quality, and at KOIOS we believe that this should include credibility. We work directly with manufacturers to produce accurate data from source. This bottom-up approach ensures that data quality is locked in from the start and is sustainable for the future.

Quality digital data

The KOIOS software suite is the only MDM solution with ISO 8000 standard data at its core. Credible, clean data courtesy of K:clns forms the basis of a data dictionary, which is entered to comply with international standards. Data is transferable, interoperable and, crucially, retains its meaning.

The anatomy of K:clns

Clean up duplications

K:clns uses globally unique identifiers, assigned by the original manufacturer of the product, to ensure that data duplication is reduced and removed.

Generate consistent descriptions

Searchable descriptions are generated from controlled data specifications and property values. The ‘concept dictionary’ controls the property values, improving consistency and reducing search time.

Generate multilingual descriptions

K:clns defines rules for automatically generating short and long descriptions. It uses product data that is available in multiple languages to generate master data in the language of your choice.

Adopt any taxonomy and classification

K:clns builds data specifications for any taxonomy or classification, for example: eCl@ss; ETIM and CFIHOS; and International Standard classifications, for example: ISO 15926-4. This controls the quality and consistency of the property values required for any purpose.

Join us

As we hurtle through Industry 4.0, the need for collaboration is ever pressing. The time is now. To be at the forefront of this new age of data quality and digital transformation, contact the KOIOS team.

Or contact

Peter Eales

e: peter.eales@koiosmasterdata.com

Matt Fancourt

e: matt.fancourt@koiosmasterdata.com

Further reading on K:clns

Data quality: How do you quantify yours?

Data quality: How do you quantify yours?

Being able to measure the quality of your data is a vital to the success of any data management programme. Here, Peter Eales, Chairman of KOIOS Master Data, explores how you can define what data quality means to your organization, and how you can quantify the quality...

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The new paradigm for managing product master data

The new paradigm for managing product master data

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Our services

ISO 8000 training

ISO 8000 is the International Standard for Data Quality, covering the exchange of master data, data governance and best practice for master data management. Members of the KOIOS Master Data team are actively involved in the development of International Standards for ISO, as subject matter experts and project leaders. Therefore, we are uniquely positioned to share our insight and knowledge through training. Please contact us to find out how we can share vital insight to you and your organisation on harnessing the power of international standard data.

ISO 8000 training

ISO 8000 is the International Standard for Data Quality, covering the exchange of master data, data governance and best practice for master data management. Members of the KOIOS Master Data team are actively involved in the development of International Standards for ISO, as subject matter experts and project leaders. Therefore, we are uniquely positioned to share our insight and knowledge through training. Please contact us to find out how we can share vital insight to you and your organisation on harnessing the power of international standard data.