Steps to take with data right now: Data clean up

From profiling of your data so that you know where to focus, through to implementing Data Quality changes – Comma can help you turn remote working into an opportunity to clean up your data with our support.

Whatever sector you work in, we know that data professionals across the country are feeling the pressure, as the businesses you work for face sudden, unprecedented challenges –whether it’s from unexpected hospitality closures, or the unexpected strain facing in-demand delivery, education or healthcare services.

If you’re unexpectedly working from home, you might be feeling even more helpless, with large projects postponed until further notice and your teams working remotely for the foreseeable future.

This week, we’ll be sharing some data projects that you can carry out right now, that will have a positive impact in the future and help you utilise your data through the crisis and beyond.

Data project #1: Clean up your data

Something that you can initiate right now, regardless of whether you are in the office or working from home, is a data clean up. Hold a full data review to detect and correct inaccurate, corrupt or duplicate records, and improve your data quality standard across the board. All you need is access to your data and a vision of what you want to achieve.

Click here, to download our Data Clean Up PDF to share with your team.

Why will this help?

This period of instability is likely to have a significant impact on many businesses. Ensuring that your data is accurate and reliable will help you to utilise data effectively, to minimise the long-term damage and react quickly to opportunities and challenges alike in the coming months.

The risk of inaccurate data is, in short, inaccurate results. If you are looking to innovate with data in the future – especially as a response to today’s challenging climate – you need that data to be reliable. Feeding rogue data into a new system, or using dirty data to fuel business insights and innovations, can be disastrous.

What do I need to do?

  • Make sure you have remote access to your data.
  • Define what your data should look like – not just in terms of accuracy, but in terms of what information is essential, what fields are relevant, what’s missing and what can be eliminated.
  • Identify processes and procedures you need to maintain clean data moving forward. Data quality doesn’t work in siloes – it needs everyone who handles that data to understand expectations and conform to quality controls.

If you need help with any of the above, Comma has a pragmatic approach with Quick Start packages that can be delivered remotely.

From profiling of your data so that you know where to focus, through to implementing Data Quality changes – Comma can help you turn remote working into an opportunity to clean up your data with our support.

You can book a free consultation with one of our data professionals to get advice on how to start your data clean up here via Calendly or give us a call on +44 1926 911820.

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