We’ve come to understand the importance of models, whether these are data, process, business or capabilities models. One of the most important models is a data model. Dr. Robin Bloor, who resides here in Texas and is the chief analyst and founder of the Bloor Group, says “the more complex the data universe becomes, the more you need to model it.”
If your organization has different departments working with differing aspects of the same set of data, for example when multiple organizations are using the same data from a CRM or ERP system, then a data model can be very valuable and ultimately improve decision making. Data models provide and communicate the definition and format for your core data. They enable us to organize variables of information in a way that helps us relate the variables to each other and reflect occurrences or applications in the real world.
Author: Laura Patterson