Reliability in the data used to make decisions is the very essence of data quality, and translates to assurance that the information available is not only accurate, but that it is complete and up-to-date. Throughout the course of routine operations (and unbeknownst to both contributors and users of data), information is subject to a variety of processes that adversely affects the very integrity of that data.
Manual data entry from front-line responders, initial data conversions and system consolidations all create opportunities for data to be compromised, and inaccurate information is often accepted from that point on as the truth and carried through to subsequent communications. Likewise, misrepresentations or complete omissions of crucial information can be suffered in the process of data extraction, transformation, or loading; where high volumes of the organization’s data traffic dramatically increase the potential for these problems . As in the process of information input, data is also vulnerable to internal processing, especially during system upgrades and other internal IT procedures.
The InQuisient platform ensures integrity of such data through a configuration of system abilities including document and metadata management, helping organizations to better understand their data and what software manipulates that data. Without the proper resources, discrepancies can be unaccounted for in these situations, leaving agencies susceptible to costly mistakes based on incorrect representations of information.
Government agencies cannot risk these shortcomings, and InQuisient’s solution ensures that they are avoided. With this solution, critical information is consolidated and organized efficiently, not lost or miscalculated among numerous spreadsheets and other work products. InQuisient expedites authentic contributions of quality data from individuals in an organization by consolidating raw data collected by individuals on the front-line and organizing that information so it is available to decision makers when and how they need it.