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Enterprise Information Management in Practice: Managing Data and Leveraging Profits in Today’s Complex Business Environment by Saumya Chaki

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CHAPTER 4

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Pillar No. 1: Information Sourcing

With an understanding of enterprise information management (EIM) and how the information lifecycle works from creation/receipt to retirement, and the core components of an EIM solution, we now move to information sourcing. Information sourcing deals with the sourcing of source data from a host of sources such as enterprise applications like ERP, CRM, SFA, MES, and other internal and external systems. Information sourcing is the first step in the EIM reference architecture and the starting point for any data warehouse program or analytics initiative. Once the business requirements have been documented, ...

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