Global Data Excellence named “Cool Vendor” by Leading Industry Analyst Firm

Leading analyst Gartner recognises GDE as an innovative, impactful, and intriguing company within its field

June 19, 2012

Leading analyst Gartner recognises GDE as an innovative, impactful, and intriguing company within its field

Master Data Management, the official reseller for Global Data Excellence (GDE) in South Africa, are proud to announce that GDE  has been included in Gartner’s 2012 list of “Cool Vendors” in information governance and master data management.[1]

Says Gary Allemann, MD of Master Data Management : “This endorsement by a recognised global analyst firm is testimony to our commitment to delivering solutions that are proven to deliver value. This in turn increases our value as a South African enabler for data governance, data quality and master data management.”

“We believe this is a recognition of the value of our products and services which allow enterprises to identify the value of their data and in particular to assess the financial and operational impact of noncompliant data; through innovation, we expect to broaden our market reach and continue our path to growth,” says Dr Walid el Abed CEO and Founder of GDE.

In its report Gartner says, “Vendors have emerged that help justify information governance discipline, enable governance beyond master data”.

GDE delivers a proven data governance product solution called the Data Excellence Management System (DEMS) embedding the GDE’s Data Excellence Framework (DEF) and linking data quality to business impact and value, supporting a sustainable data governance process to:

  • Align and link objectives of business management, data management and IT management.
  • Measure and visualise the business value of enterprise data and the business impact of non- compliant data on business processes and transactions.
  • Organise and Execute sustainable data governance processes based on accountability within the business at the business rule level and responsibility within the data management team at the data attribute level.

Global Data Excellence was established in 2007 and is a privately owned company with headquarters in Geneva Switzerland and operations in Switzerland, France, UK, Middle East, South Africa and North America.

[1] Gartner “Cool Vendors in Information Governance and Master Data Management, 2012” by Bill  O’Kane, John Radcliffe, Andrew White, Ted Friedman, Regina Casonato. April 2012.