In the last decade, companies have reported remarkable growth, which in turn has contributed to a reasonable and fair rise in data volume. It has become increasingly essential to handle the historical and functional volume of data successfully. The quality of data that arrives in the database system is largely dependent on an exception. Data quality plays a significant role in today’s organizations’ productivity because the impact of poor data quality can be disastrous for an organization irrespective of its size. It has been noted several times that inaccurate data are still seen to exist in the targeted database system despite implementing quality controls.

We will be discussing on the losses/consequences arising as a result of poor data quality and the best solution to resolve them.

Decision-Making and Approaches

Your choices are just as effective as the data on which they are based. You need high-quality data as a business owner so that you can make the best decisions for your company.  If you focus on the long-term implications, and your approaches are based solely on an inaccurate data, your plans will collapse when you implement them.

One notable harmful feature of poor data quality is the false sense of optimism it can give. You may be blinded to issues in your organization by extensive or extreme data errors. If the errors are left unattended to, it could result in much larger issues in the long run.

Increased work expenses

The data offers a way to consider the correct use of a sundry commodity, but when the data lead you in the wrong direction, those little items rocket up the income, resulting in the work’s high cost.

Incorporate estimation in the wrong way

The simple use of the data for every organization’s unit is to get its respective sector pattern. Still, when an organization works with useless data, it incorporates the estimation in an unclear fashion.


Reduction in Organization proficiency

Managing poor data and even merely working with it may have a significant effect on workers’ productivity. Workers who have been recruited for high-skill tasks are unable to achieve fulfillment in manual data management. However, the stress of working with unreliable, incomplete, or contradictory data makes work more challenging and less rewarding.

When your data is contradictory between systems, it results in the company to deal with numerous forms of “fact.” As a result, employees are probable to dispute which data is accurate and reliable, and it would be challenging to integrate workers with common interests.

Sales reduction

Using the most obsolete data system can result in loss, no matter how optimistic you are. Consequently, the production will be of no use to the end consumer resulting in a decline in sales.

Effective Practices and Solutions

Data is the basis of business nowadays, and it needs to be handled more than before.  Data management solutions (that include key functions) have been developed to enhance data quality system. These functions are structured to build a proper method of data quality control:

Data Recycling

The first step of documenting the linkage is data recycling. It is required of you to check and confirm the information to combine the data or construct a report from different data sets. Data recycling entails transferring data fields to a standardized way, fixing typos, reducing discrepancies, filling out missed values, testing, and validating contact details.

Data Aggregation:

Data aggregation requires various sources to merge data, where the user can opt to clean, deduce, or reorganize the data in compliance with their defined requirements.

Data Modeling:

Data modeling tools help you analyze record fields to decide whether the approved values and ranges agree with standard data types.

Complementing the database:

Complementing the database helps data to be matched within the data source, around the data source, and between data sources. You can compare data to find duplicates and delete redundancies by using a straightforward database matching function.


If you need help, iData is here! You can also check out the Getting Started with Data Quality  and Advancing Your Career in Data courses from the iData Quality Academy.



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