Data Management

What is data management?

Data management is the practice of gathering, storing, and utilizing data or information safely and efficiently.

Why is data management important?

Data management is important because it helps people and organizations optimize the use of data so that they can make strategic decisions and take specific actions that maximize the benefit to the organization and minimize any risks or shortfalls.

A properly maintained data management program also gives organizations an advantage over their competition by improving the performance and efficiency within the interior of the organization and allowing business leaders to identify and capitalize on new opportunities and industry trends before their competitors.

Moreover, proper management of data protects privacy and prevents data breaches that could ruin an organization's reputation, resulting in a PR nightmare.

What is data access?

Data access is the ability to obtain, change, copy, or move data at request from a stored database of information with proper authorization/credentials.

Data access protects organizations, governments, and individuals’ privacy from unauthorized access, modification, or exploitation of sensitive information. Proper data access protocols ensure that data is safe and can be available for multiple applications.

What is data integration?

Data integration is the combination of data from disparate sources that provides users with a consolidated view of the data across all sources. This ‘complete picture' of the data assists in measuring performance, identifying problems, and managing operations. Outside of industrial applications, medical data can also be integrated to assists doctors in managing patient care as well as managing public health risks and information.

What is data quality?

Data quality is the condition of data depending on its level of accuracy, integrity, consistency, pertinence, and reliability. Data quality is important because it is used to make critical decisions that may directly affect the organization, so this information must be trustworthy.

What is data governance?

Data governance is the process of ensuring the quality, documentation, and security of the data used by a business or organization remains optimal to maintain the effectiveness of strategic decisions made based on the data. Data governance determines who can act on what data in certain situations.

What is metadata?

Metadata is a set of data that gives information about other data. Metadata can provide a summary of data and makes finding and working with data easier. Metadata also discloses how the data is structured so that the end-user has a complete understanding of the data, avoiding detrimental misunderstandings.

What is data preparation?

Data preparation is the act of transforming raw data into information that is easily understood and analyzed by the end-user. Data preparation can produce better quality data, fix errors, and contribute to more profitable business decisions by eliminating outliers or other irrelevant data.

What is data visualization?

Data visualization is a process of representing data in a visual format, taking the form of charts, graphs, or other kinds of illustrations that make the information easier to understand and share. It's often used to show relationships and patterns within large sets of data, as well as to provide insight into what might be happening inside an organization’s operations.

Data visualization is one way business owners can gain insights about their company, industry, and competitors. Whether they're looking for new ways to increase sales or cut costs--or just want help managing day-to-day operations--data analytics tools are key for success in today's competitive environment.

What is OSI Soft Pi?

OSISoft Pi is a software package that helps to manage inventory, production and distribution. It provides full visibility into your supply chain, helping you make better decisions in order to improve efficiency.

With OSISoft Pi, you can track the movement of inventory through all aspects of your business by using location-based tags for each product. The result is increased productivity with reduced costs - which could lead to higher profits and production output.

What is PI Processbook?

PI ProcessBook is the perfect tool for any organization to use when they want their data visualized in a professional way. It not only allows them, but encourages collaboration between different departments and teams so that everyone can access information at once no matter where you are located within an enterprise-wide network connection.

Nowadays there has never been more need than now for companies that want their employees working together smoothly towards common goals.

Designing dynamic and robust displays with the power of data is easy when you're using ProcessBook. This software (designed for PCs as well as high-level analysis or deep dives into your company's information on PI Servers) can be instantly accessed by multiple individuals across different geographical locations through interactive visualizations.

These interactive visualizations are simultaneously populated with live updating current events alongside historical occurrences dating back years in order to improve decision-making capabilities throughout time zones while maximizing collaboration opportunities among teams who share unique languages fluently.

With all this being said, OSI Soft announced that they will discontinue security updates for PI Processbook starting in 2022, so migration to PI Vision will be necessary. InCentrik has a roadmap to make the PI Vision migration simple and easy.

What is Pi Vision?

Pi Vision is a visualization tool with a single, intuitive interface to all of your system's data and analytical tools for self-configuring display objects. With Pi Vision, you can see what insights are available in seconds.

PI Vision makes it easy to share and collaborate on displays, while also providing insights that drive new innovations. The app allows users a quick way of creating their own screens with click-and-drag mechanisms for simple display creation--no matter what size or shape you need.

No installation required on any device—even when offline or traveling abroad with only an internet connection from anywhere around the world--PI Vision provides total access wherever it is needed most - at home or at work.

What is Easy Pi?

Easy Pi is a software tool that works with SmartHub to simplify inputting your Pi manual data, allowing you to forget about the excel spreadsheets and legacy solutions.

Easily enter data to create reports faster without manual components, whether on-site or remote, because users do not have to use PI System Explorer with SmartHub.

Easy Pi gives operations managers the ability to use real-time information in their process management, adding precision and efficiency to their workflow with the secure data management and transference over the cloud.


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