Data Governance


Collaborative Data Governance in xDM

Data governance is a set of processes that ensures that important data assets are formally managed throughout the enterprise. It ensures that trusted information is used for critical business processes, decision making, and accounting. A robust MDM solution is the cornerstone of a data governance process; Semarchy has designed our xDM solution with capabilities that enable data stewards to set policies that can flex and change as the system grows.

As a natural extension of the xDM platform, Collaborative Data Governance is the future of master data management. It’s no longer acceptable for dictatorial programs, set up by one governance board, to keep pace with the dynamic nature of business today. Powerful technology combined with an intuitive interface empowers the correct people to solve and prevent data issues, providing maximum organizational efficiency, accountability, and transparency.

xDM is a single solution for Master Data Management (MDM) that solves data governance in parallel. It is the only single-platform solution that enables governance policy definition and enforcement in one platform.

Collaborative Data Governance enables an organization to:

  • Empower users with the highest contextual understanding to curate their own data
  • Securely expose information required when and where it is needed to authorized users
  • Turn data consumers into data producers; or rather, data stewards into Data Champions!
  • Maximize the value of an MDM investment with an end-to-end data governance solution

Built from the ground-up in Semarchy

Govern and Maximize the Value of Your Master Data

Download the Collaborative Data Governance Datasheet

Collaboration is a key component to successful governance strategies. As an Intelligent Data Hub, xDM delivers on this requirement with an intuitive material design experience that empowers citizen data consumers to curate and manage data at scale, without training or development work from IT organizations. Download this datasheet to see how.


Govern Your List of Values

Manage your business glossary and the relationships between terms.

The Key to good Data Governance: Definition & Enforcement

Ensuring accurate understanding and definition of the business terms, policies, and processes is fundamental in a data governance initiative. Without the technical foundation for enforcement of data governance, however, those initiatives are doomed to fail.

Semarchy uniquely allows Data Champions to not only to define their policies with their accountability and responsibility, but also to ensure that each policy is enforced, through a business rule within the xDM application.


Key needs for DG:

  • Clear goals for your Data Governance initiative: what issues do you need to solve? What benefit will you have from solving those issues?
  • Clear processes: data to be governed is well-defined. Roles and processes for your team are well-defined and well-communicated.
  • Solidify permissions based on processes and roles to be performed
  • Integrate the business-users into the process – they will have the most intimate knowledge of the data to be governed
  • Due diligence throughout. Audit processes, ensure they are followed.
  • Communication and collaboration need to be stressed and facilitated.
  • Be prepared to handle organizational change (flexibility in your tools)
  • Ideal pairing = agile, intuitive, and collaborative MDM solution to align your people, processes, and technology


Putting data lineage, glossary and transparency in the hands of the business users

Definition of a list of values in the data governance application and its enforcement in xDM