Reconciliation Control Framework®: The Reconciliation Control Framework leverages the MetaGovernance’s Governance Architecture by implementing automated reconciliation controls at the data and reporting layers with targeted feedback to stakeholders. The Governance Architecture is used to assess a company’s reporting environment from standard business applications and data warehouses to spreadsheets and ad-hoc reporting systems. The framework provides demonstrable evidence that the reporting architecture of your organization are an accurate and auditable reflection of business processes.
How it works: Governance Architecture establishes subject areas of information, identifies the stakeholders for subject areas, and associates key business attributes with subject areas. As a part of the governance architecture, data sources and uses (reports) will also be associated with subject areas. The governance architecture is often extended to map the key data elements (called data objects in the MetaGovernance nomenclature).
Once this metadata is in place, determining the ongoing quality of an organization’s reporting solutions and information assets is significantly simplified. Through the use of our InfoCheck™ software, comparisons can be made of data at the database or reporting layer without the need for programming. Feedback on issues of data quality issues can be provided to the governance stakeholders on a “before used” basis by leveraging the already existing connections within the Governance Architecture metadata.
The Reconciliation Control Framework coupled with the MetaGovernance Governance Architecture provides a completed picture of the details of the current state AND the quality of an organization’s information assets. Information Governance becomes a meaningful and critical organizational activity.
From this understanding, a vision of the future potential for managed and leveraged information architecture will start to evolve. With the use of our Navigation toward the Future model, future state and next steps can be clearly defined.
- See our series of blogs on the Reconciliation Control Framework®
- See our white paper on Sustainable Information Governance regarding how all the MetaGovernance capabilities fit into an overarching model.
- See our Reconciliation Control Framework® Program for more information on how to implement the framework.
- See more information on InfoCheck™, our patented software tool that supports the Reconciliation Control Framework.
- See the next MetaGovernance capability.