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Reference and Data Rationalization (RADAR) Program
iGATE Patni’s proprietary Reference and Data Rationalization (RADAR) Program is an industry leading solution to help you organize your data house. The RADAR program enables an institution to understand the volume, expense, source, and flow of reference data within the institution.
How does the RADAR program help organize your data house?
RADAR is a part of the iGATE Patni Reference Data Management Solution (RDMS) and the first step towards achieving your goal of efficient reference data management. An automated analytical system i.e. the Cross Reference Interrogator (CRI), processes the incoming reference data feeds. On the downstream side, the Source Code Interrogator (SCI) analyzes source codes of consuming applications to identify where reference data elements are being used.
The RADAR process workflow allows you to:
Identify, catalog, and evaluate all vendor and internal reference data feeds
Create a cross reference of each data element
Indicate purchase frequency, data duplication, and data distribution patterns
Identify the purchase of duplicate data
Identify data elements that are not being cleansed
Identify distribution requirements for reference data.
Reference and data Rationalization (RADAR)
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The results of CRI and SCI automated data gathering, programmatic and analyst matching and various business intelligence reports are used to create a Reference Data Journal (RDJ). This journal is an end-to-end road map of all your incoming vendor feeds and their distribution through your data management process, including downstream consuming applications.
Business Value Achieved
The Reference and Data Rationalization (RADAR) program will identify:
Where to eliminate unnecessary, duplicate reference data purchases
How to clean multiple data silos across the organization
Data no longer being used
Where to streamline data management—upstream as well as downstream.
All of the above will enable you to negotiate better, more favorable vendor contracts.