A data warehouse provides value if the measures, KPIs, and hierarchies have consistent and clearly defined meaning. This is part of the meta data that must be delivered with any BI or MDM solution along with clear and meaningful documentation that allows the solution to be extended and supported after the initial go live. Governance is also crucial and applies to the data, the meta data, and the actual data warehouse model, objects and reports.
As part of our BI and MDM solutions we have endeavored to deliver comprehensive meta data and documentation to facilitate business understanding and ongoing support. Additionally, we strive to lay a foundation for a governance process that will sustain the value of the solution as it is altered though normal business changes.