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SAS Data Governance

SAS Data Governance

SAS Data Governance is more about process than technology. Once your data is in position, SAS help you to manage and maintain a high level of quality both today and for the long term.

SAS Data Governance gives your data context and guidance. It allows you to align business and IT, monitor quality and pinpoint all problems within the same environment.

SAS Data Governance Benefits

Control your Data Through Better Policies and Parameters

When it comes to knowing what’s happening with your data that you are using and who’s altering it, you don’t have to guess you can know. Set the guidelines around who sees what information.

Enforce what changes and who makes changes they can make. Generate snapshots of old business terms and relationships to better meet regulatory requirements. You have the power of authority without compromising security.

Define Terms for Promote Collaboration and Pinpoint Issues With a Business Glossary

SAS Data Governance does not just deliver a standard issue glossary. It gives you a powerful and interactive repository of terms and definitions that makes it easier to flag and fix the major issues.

You can manage and create SAS and third-party metadata all from an integrated, workflow-driven environment. Plus you can create and visualize reports to track remediation issues or monitor data health.

Measure your Success and Track Progress

With built-in monitoring, reporting and validation, you’ll know if you’re succeeding, or whether you need to make changes. You can use an interactive dashboard to monitor trends. Know when policies are being followed. And trace them when they aren’t.

Manage Reference Data from a Single Location

Setting up and maintaining reference data is very easy for both IT and business sectors. Your technology experts build a table directly into a job and then that information can be daily updated by business users. It’s an efficient way to keep your big data updated accurately, even if it’s stored in Hadoop or Impala.


Enterprise Governance: Manage and maintain data attributes through a common data model.

Data Remediation: Govern stewardship and other business processes via review records, workflows and resolve issues once problems are identified.

Business Rule Validation: Help data meet organizational standards for quality and business processes.

Business Data Glossary: Manage and create business terms and safeguard them as you see fit. Speed import of relationships and terms using CSV files.

Security and Auditability: Flag changes in metadata that enables the role-based access to different data stewardship consoles and protect sensitive information. Create point-in-time snapshots of old terms to meet regulatory requirements.

Data Monitoring: Utilize dashboards and data remediation processes for active alerts when data issues are arise.

Reference Data Manager: Store, manage and publish lists and hierarchies from a web-based interface that can be used across lines of business.

Metadata Management and Visualization: Allow IT and business with a powerful lineage relationship visualization tool that spans the enterprise, including SAS Data Management, SAS Analytics and third-party ETL or data quality tools, data models, tables and other metadata objects.

Visualization and Reporting: Create reports and share the information about data governance initiatives, as well as monitor data status and health of remediation issues.

Application Integration: Integrate with other applications using the exposed REST API.

SAS Data Governance Framework provides the organizational and technological structures that are needed to overcome common data governance in failure points.

Locus IT provides SAS Data Governance services including SAS Data Governance Training, SAS Data Governance Support and SAS Data Governance staffing. For more information on how SAS Data Governance could help your organisation please contact us.

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