How Profisee and Microsoft Purview Work Together

June 22, 2023
June 22, 2023

Data governance and Master Data Management are two crucial solutions to having high-quality, protected data you can trust. Despite this, many organizations still face the challenges of managing vast amounts of data scattered across multiple sources.  To address these challenges, Microsoft has introduced Microsoft Purview, a powerful data governance and cataloging service that enables organizations to discover, understand, and govern their data assets effectively. Microsoft Purview is a valuable tool that can establish effective data governance strategies in your organization; strategies that can govern and manage data all while ensuring regulatory compliance. The trick to harnessing the full potential of Purview is combining it with the right tools to produce the best quality results.

In this article, we will explore what Microsoft Purview is and explain how leveraging the power of Profisee MDM can maximize Purview to establish a comprehensive data management strategy.

What is Microsoft Purview?

Microsoft Purview is a comprehensive data governance solution designed to provide organizations with a unified view of their data landscape. It acts as a data catalog or metadata repository, enabling businesses to discover, classify, and manage data assets efficiently. By offering a holistic view of data across on-premises, multi-cloud, and software-as-a-service (SaaS) environments, Purview simplifies data management, accelerates data discovery, and ensures compliance with regulations like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Key Features and Capabilities:

1. Data Discovery and Classification: Purview automatically scans and catalogs data from various sources, including databases, data lakes, and cloud storage, to provide a comprehensive overview of the organization's data assets. This helps in identifying sensitive or regulated data, such as personally identifiable information (PII), and applying appropriate security and privacy measures.

2. Unified Data Governance: Purview enables organizations to define and enforce data governance policies consistently. It offers a centralized dashboard to manage data policies, access controls, and data lineage, ensuring compliance and data quality across the enterprise. By establishing a clear governance framework, organizations can enhance data trustworthiness and mitigate risks associated with data breaches and privacy violations.

3. Data Catalog and Collaboration: Purview acts as a centralized data catalog, providing a user-friendly interface to search, explore, and understand data assets. It allows users to annotate and tag data, add business context, and collaborate with other stakeholders, promoting data transparency and fostering collaboration between data consumers and producers.

4. Integration with Azure Services: As part of the Microsoft Azure ecosystem, Purview seamlessly integrates with other Azure services. This integration enables organizations to leverage Purview's capabilities throughout the data lifecycle, from ingestion to processing and analytics, thereby enhancing data lineage and end-to-end visibility.

5. AI-Powered Insights: Purview leverages AI and machine learning technologies to uncover valuable insights from data. By analyzing metadata and data relationships, it helps organizations discover hidden patterns, identify data redundancies, and gain a deeper understanding of their data landscape. These insights empower data-driven decision-making, leading to improved operational efficiency and strategic planning.

What is Profisee?

Profisee is a powerful master data management platform designed to help organizations consolidate, cleanse, and govern their data across various systems and sources. By providing a single source of truth of critical business data, Profisee enables enterprise organizations to improve data quality, streamline operations, and make informed decisions.

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Key Features and Capabilities:

1. Data Consolidation and Centralization: Profisee helps centralize master data by aggregating information from multiple systems, applications, and databases. It acts as a single source of truth, ensuring data consistency and accuracy across the entire enterprise. By eliminating data silos, organizations can break down information barriers and gain a holistic view of their business.

2. Data Quality Management: Profisee offers robust data quality management capabilities, enabling organizations to identify and rectify data inconsistencies, duplicates, and errors. Through data profiling, standardization, and cleansing, Profisee helps maintain data integrity and enhances the accuracy of critical business information.

3. Master Data Governance: Profisee MDM enforces the data rules defined by data governance including business rules, policies, and workflows. It enables organizations to establish data stewardship roles, responsibilities, and workflows, ensuring data ownership and accountability.  

4. Data Integration and Interoperability: Profisee seamlessly integrates with various systems and applications, allowing organizations to synchronize master data across any IT landscape.  

5. Data Relationship Management: Profisee monitors patterns and inconsistencies in data, enabling organizations to understand and manage complex relationships between master data entities.

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Why Microsoft Purview Needs Profisee

Microsoft Purview provides a unified platform for consistent data governance that can identify disparate sources and define how data will be managed.  Much like any data governance solution, if not paired with MDM, the data standards defined by Purview will never be enforced and disparate systems, though simultaneously monitored, will not be properly synced, this is where Profisee comes in.

Profisee is an industry leading provider of Master Data Management solutions delivering fast, high-quality outcomes. Profisee MDM aims to create a single source of truth which ensures that all stakeholders in the organization have access to consistent and accurate data. This helps to eliminate data silos, data inconsistencies, and data conflicts that can arise when different departments or systems use different versions of the same data.

The power of Purview is completed by Profisee because of its ability to enforce data governance standards on all master data that has been consolidated from multiple sources.  Not only does Profisee have the solutions to complement Purview, but it was designed specifically to be compatible with the Microsoft environment and is Azure-centric, making it the most seamless MDM solution for Purview.  

Onebridge has been a proud partner of both Profisee and Microsoft for several years, and our team of experts have the experience and knowledge to help your organization leverage the power of Purview and Profisee to develop a comprehensive data management strategy.  To learn how Onebridge and our industry-leading partners can help your organization establish data governance and MDM solutions that can improve your processes and outcomes, contact us here.

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