Why should we use a single source of truth (repository) in our company?

zondag 5 november 2017 | Likes: 0 | Comments: 0

Mark Paauwe

VP Product Development

Dragon1 Inc

A lot of organizations are still not working with a single source of truth for their core production data and information.

Products, Services, Processes and Applications are duplicated in databases and excel sheets. All of which are used as a source of truth for taking decisions. Reporting the headcount for employees or number of clients is not possible with a click of a button.

How can we, as enterprise architects, help those organizations to make the step towards a single source of truth for their core production data and information? I think we should start by inspiring management to answer the question "Why should we use a single source of truth (repository) in our company?"