Data Governance

The Challenge

Governing data at the point of creation is challenging. Data governance involves deploying active controls to ensure data is complete, meets corporate standards, and follows defined business rules. Data governance ensures strategic data is proactively managed across key data domains such as customer, supplier, finance, materials, assets, etc.

The Solution

Utopia can assist with Data Governance by:

  • Creating the best practices-driven organizational governance model, including roles and responsibilities before implementing a new IT solution
  • Guiding your organization to organize data in a unified and consistent manner that will keep long-term data standards in place
  • Creating data cleansing routines based on data quality standards and the organization’s business rules
  • Developing an operational business process model to manage data and the prescriptive guidance to implementing it effectively in a new IT solution
  • Implementing data governance technologies like SAP Master Data Governance to implement active data governance around key master data domains, and Information Steward for passive governance of any data domains
  • Providing data governance advice and implement a governance framework in the areas of Materials, Assets, and Retail (article)



with Utopia’s data cleansing and enrichment services backed by 18 years of industry-leading experience and powered by state-of-the-art machine learning capabilities.


with SAP Master Data Governance solution extensions by Utopia.

MDG as the Bridge to S/4HANA


35% of all S/4HANA Projects Struggle Due to Data Issues

In the current business climate, many organizations find their IT initiatives, like S/4HANA, being pushed out or placed on hold. You need to find creative ways to prepare your organization for the move to S/4HANA, de-risk the project, and demonstrate immediate business value with underlying data readiness.


Utopia enables the acceleration of business value prior to and during your S/4HANA project by understanding and immediately improving your data. Most organizations concentrate on the capabilities and cool stuff in their new S/4 system while neglecting the underlying data. Understanding, cleansing, and ultimately migrating data is often the make-or-break factor for the success of any S/4 program.

Even if you haven’t begun your S/4HANA transformation program or have been forced to hit “pause,” Utopia can help you improve your data now, hands-free. Better data will help your organization today and prepare you for a successful S/4 program when the time comes. Understanding and improving your data now, and deploying a small MDG instance is a No Regrets Step that you can begin today.


Contact us today for a 15-minute discussion with one of our Data Governance Subject-Matter Experts


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