Intelligent Data Hub

Semarchy is the Intelligent Data Hub™ company. Our xDM platform solves for enterprise master, reference, as well as Collaborative Data Governance challenges at some of the most well-known brands across the US and Europe.

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What is the Intelligent Data Hub?

The Intelligent Data Hub brings together information that lives across applications such that it can be governed, mastered and managed in a centrally understood, non-disruptive way.

The concept of an Intelligent Data Hub can be applied to several types of applications to solve critical business challenges to deliver value across the data management chain. At Semarchy, we believe that a data hub should provide the enterprise services to consistently manage the enterprises’ core data about Parties (people, citizens, organizations, customers, suppliers, business partners, legal entities, employees, business units, etc.), Places (locations, addresses, facilities, stores, shops, warehouses, geographies, etc.) and Things (products, items, packages, equities, securities, assets, accounts, hierarchies, devices, etc.).

With the growing interactions and observations collected by enterprises through various data acquisition points, it is becoming critical to collaboratively govern these core data elements in an agile and measurable environment. Setting up this collaborative governance within an Intelligent Data Hub drives accurate interpretation of all the relationships between these core data elements.

With the Intelligent Data Hub, operational analytics, predictive analytics, and traditional analytics share the same master data, reference data, business glossary and data catalogs to transform the interactions and observations into measurable business value.

Similarly, operational business applications leverage the Intelligent Data Hub in their core processes to guarantee semantic consistency across the enterprise, thus reducing costs and risks and increasing revenue opportunities.

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Semarchy clients benefit from our platform to design and deploy critical applications orchestrating business processes across multiple lines of businesses, all sharing a single consistent and governed data hub.

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Customer B2B, Legal Entities & Suppliers

The core data model for such a domain is usually centered on the Legal Entity (company) information and is augmented with information elements such as addresses, sites, hierarchies, market segments, contacts, financials, history, channels, risk metrics, markets, preferences, contracts, sales, services levels, ratings, loyalty, legal structure, compliance and other interactions and observations.

Critical business processes that can partially or fully be managed in the hub include new company creation, match & merge, deduplication, basic data quality, data survivorship and consolidation, external data enrichment, company data lifecycle, legal hierarchy management, advanced data quality / standardization, counter-party risk assessment (credit risk, legal / IP risk, financial risk), GDPR, HIPPA, marketing segmentation, surveys, retention, loyalty, and predictive analytics processes.

Some clients successfully leveraging Semarchy for this type of data hub include: AG2R, ANFR, April, BAE Systems, CMA CGM, DS Smith Packaging, Edenred, Elsevier, Agrica, IMA Financial, Oxford University Press, and PIMCO

Customer B2C, Citizens & Households

The core data model for such a domain is usually centered on the Physical Person (consumer) information and is augmented with information elements such as addresses, channels, contact points, household, financials, credit risk, segmentation, credit history, legal data, preferences, social behavior, sales, contracts, and compliance.

Critical business processes that can partially or fully be managed in the hub include new person creation, match & merge, deduplication, basic data quality, data survivorship and consolidation, self-service preferences, person data lifecycle, external data enrichment, household management, advanced data quality / standardization, GDPR, privacy, opt-in/out processes, credit risk, legal risk, financial assessment, marketing segmentation, surveys, retention, loyalty, predictive analytics, Friend of a Friend (FoF) circles, recommendations, multi-channel strategy.

Some clients successfully leveraging Semarchy for this type of data hub include April, BPCE, Bose, EBU, Etam, Elsevier, Feu Vert, FNMF, Family Life, Agrica, GRDF, Groupe Rocher, IMA Financial, Merck, Oakley, Oxford University Press, Sanofi, Transdev, and WEKA.

Employees & Business Units

The core data model for such a domain is usually centered on the Employee (whether internal or contractor) and is augmented with information elements such as addresses, reporting hierarchies, cost centers, business units, legal IDs, employment history, insurance, benefits, authentication, contracts, talents and skills, performance, salaries and bonuses, taxes, travel and expenses, recommendations, procurement, and social activity.

Critical business processes that can partially or fully be managed in the hub include new employee creation, match & merge, deduplication, basic data quality, data survivorship and consolidation, self-service enrichment, hiring approvals, multi-application provisioning, off-boarding, job mapping, re-org, reporting hierarchies, costs optimization, authentication, business continuity, taxes, environment, health, legal, privacy, screening assessments, GDPR, cost centers assignment, performance assessments, talent management, HR costs optimization, policies enforcement, referral programs

Some clients successfully leveraging Semarchy for this type of data hub include: AG2R, AKKA, Comap, Digital Realty, Feu Vert, GRDF, Thames Valley Housing, Transdev, Volkswagen, and Group BEAUMANOIR

Products & Parts

The core data model for such a domain is usually centered on the Product (or Part/SKU) and is augmented with information elements such as extensible attributes, families and taxonomies, bill of materials, rich content (media, images, videos, PDF, etc.), variants (sizes, colors, etc.), markets, geographies, pricing, lifecycle, branding and IP, legal data, compliance data, marketing campaigns, costs of sales, social metrics, inventory, supply chain information, sales, recommendations and call center statistics.

Critical business processes that can partially or fully be managed in the hub include product creation, de-duplication, consolidation, collaborative information completeness, partner enrichment, classification, media enrichments, configuration, BOM, lifecycle management, hierarchies, advanced DQ, pricing, transfer prices, CFR 11, IDMP, MiFID, BCBS239, licensing, IP, environment, health, formulation, performance monitoring, profitability, quality insurance, satisfaction / loyalty surveys, recommendations, social campaigns, planning…

Some clients successfully leveraging Semarchy for this type of data hub include: BAE Systems, Billabong, Chipotle, Comap, Descours et Cabaud, Elsevier, Groupe Rocher, La Redoute, Merieux Nutriscience, Mundipharma, Oakley, Oxford University Press, Vermont Information Processing (VIP), and Timac Agro

Financial Instruments, Hierarchies & Securities

The core data model for such a domain is usually centered on the Financial Instrument and is augmented with information elements such as securities, tickers, policies, contracts, coverages, risks, costs, rating factors, hierarchies, pricing, etc.

Critical business processes that can partially or fully be managed in the hub include instrument creation, de-duplication, consolidation, collaborative information completeness, pricing model enrichment, classification, configuration, lifecycle management, hierarchies, advanced DQ, legal compliance, performance monitoring, profitability, trading transparency, planning…

Some clients successfully leveraging Semarchy for this type of data hub include AAIS, AG2R, Chipotle, Skrill, and FNMF.

Assets

The core data model for such a domain is usually centered on the Asset and is augmented with information elements such as location, cost center, amortization, tagging, insurance, debts, credits, risks, etc.

Critical business processes that can partially or fully be managed in the hub include asset creation, de-duplication, consolidation, classification, configuration, lifecycle and timelines management, hierarchies, advanced DQ, financial compliance, legal compliance, amortizations, maintenance, planning, etc.

Some clients successfully leveraging Semarchy for this type of data hub include ANFR, AAIS, BAE Systems, CMA CGM, Comap, Chipotle, Digital Realty, and Thames Valley Housing.

Places

The core data model for such a domain is usually centered on the Location and is augmented with information elements such as geography, point of interest, administrative areas, public facilities, terrain, elevation, schedules, maintenance, rich content (pictures, videos, PDF), contacts, facilities costs, business continuity, insurance, sales performance, taxes, legal data, compliance, quality insurance, supply chain, web traffic, planning and social activity.

Critical business processes that can partially or fully be managed in the hub include location creation, de-duplication, consolidation, information completeness, location public directory, marketing & media enrichments, internal technical support, stores/plant/warehouse readiness, business continuity, quality insurance, taxes assessment, legal risks, leases, financial assessment, privacy, GDPR, environment compliance, health compliance, location advertising, external exposure, business performance optimization & predictions, sales impact analysis, brand awareness…

Some clients successfully leveraging Semarchy for this type of data hub include: ANFR, Chipotle, CMA CGM, El Corte Ingles, Feu Vert, Group Le Duff, and Thames Valley Housing.

Reference Data

Reference Data Management use cases are part of the Intelligent Data Hub implementations. Typical implementations use the data hub for managing standards and codes. These include enterprise local standards, lists of values, history, industry standards, taxonomies, local mapping (application-to-application, application-to-hub, industry-standard-to-local-standard), version control, regulatory compliance, impact analysis and lineage, code values propagation and lifecycle.

Processes and touch points in the applications echo system include taxonomy governance, code-to-code translation, global versus local versus industry definitions, industry standard on-boarding, outbound reporting, auditing, internal propagation, compliance enforcement, external exposure, business performance optimization & predictions, sales impact analysis, etc.

Most of our clients use xDM to manage their reference data, either in the context of a traditional domain (local reference data) or as a standalone central initiative often linked to the data governance processes.

Data Governance, Data Discovery, and Data Catalog

xDM, as an Intelligent Data Hub includes pre-built applications for data governance, discovery, and data cataloging.

The Data Governance application is customizable and includes a starter pack with

  • an enterprise glossary to manage business terms, relationships, policies, processes, tasks, KPIs, domains
  • a data dictionary to manage all physical data sets with their structural metadata and sample data for discovery
  • Users, roles, authorizations, access contexts, risks, business stakeholders, and RACI matrices
  • Data issues escalation workflows
  • Basic data discovery and profiling.
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Enterprise-Centric Semantic Consistency

Semarchy enables semantic consistency in an enterprise-centric fashion. Its agile design goes beyond conventional ‘golden record’ tools, focusing on empowering and organizing the data stewardship function to provide trusted master, reference and application data across any domain. xDM implementations start with business processes, including information governance from the ground-up, and concentrate on delivering measurable Return on Investment (ROI) to the business in weeks.

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