Data governance tools arrange the entire data of an organization into a catalog that is simple to navigate. Users with the appropriate rights can access and collaborate within minutes. They automatize certain processes, which helps to improve productivity and allows data teams to focus their attention on more complex issues. They increase data literacy throughout the organization by providing self-service access.

Hevo’s Data Governance Tool offers a comprehensive set of management features, such as metadata, a catalog of data, management and data lineage. It also offers a platform for defining standards for business glossaries and data assets. The PII and other data standards can be automatically organized by using advanced algorithms. The software is cloud-based and on-premise. It can be used with the concept of federated Governance in which a central software manages the core master data attributes while application-specific attributes for business units and department are managed by separate software for governance.

Another provider is Alation, which offers a complete set of data governance features within its data catalog software. Its core technologies scan databases, data lakes and data warehouses for metadata, and use automated analysis to detect different kinds of data. The data stewardship tool lets users create policies and assign roles and comes with an analytics engine that shows possible trends in the use of data over time. Alation has a variety of clients which include GlaxoSmithKline and the Singapore Tourism Board. It also has a relationship with NASDAQ, Autozone, NASDAQ, Air France and NASDAQ.

Another alternative is erwin. This is a data governance tool that integrates with other functionalities in an integrated software suite. It connects physical metadata to specific business terms that allow users to search for relevant data and harvest it. It also permits users to check lineage and audit the data sets to ensure conformance. It allows businesses to implement version control in accordance with standards for data quality and governance rules, as well monitor changes to metadata via its Data Jumpstart Service.