BackOffice Associates Releases Data Stewardship Platform 6.5 and dspConduct for Information Stewardship

April 26, 2016

New dspConduct Solution Helps Enterprises Set and Enforce Data Policies That Directly Impact Mission-critical Business Processes

SOUTH HARWICH, Mass. – April 26, 2016 – BackOffice Associates, a worldwide leader of information governance and data modernization solutions, today announced Version 6.5 of its flagship Data Stewardship Platform (DSP) and debuted its newest dspConduct application for comprehensive business process governance and application data management across all data in all systems. 

“Next-generation information governance is necessary to maximize the value of an enterprise’s data assets, improve the efficiency of business processes and increase the overall value of the organization,” said David Booth, chairman and CEO, BackOffice Associates. “Our continued vision and offerings are designed to help organizations embrace the next wave in data stewardship.”

dspConduct is built on DSP 6.5 - the most powerful data stewardship platform to date.  With this latest release, the DSP continues to drive the consumption and adoption of data stewardship by linking business users and technical experts through the business processes of data.  By introducing new user experience paradigms, executive and management reporting, extended data source connectivity, and improved performance and scale, the 6.5 release continues to expand the platform’s capabilities and reach. 

dspConduct helps Global 2000 organizations proactively set and enforce strategic data policies across the enterprise. The solution complements master data management (MDM) strategies by ensuring transactions run as planned in critical business systems such as ERP, CRM, PLM, and others.  

Added Rex Ahlstrom, chief strategy officer, BackOffice Associates. “We designed dspConduct to extend beyond the traditional capabilities of master data management—bringing today’s business users a single platform that addresses their complex application data landscape with the tools needed to conduct world-class business process governance and achieve measurable business results.”

dspConduct helps business users achieve business process governance across all application data found in their organization’s enterprise architecture. The solution empowers users to plan and analyze specific policies for various types of enterprise data—whether customer, supplier, financial, human resources, manufacturing—and then execute and enforce those policies across the organization’s heterogeneous IT system landscape.  Built on BackOffice Associates’ more than 20 years of real-world experience meeting the most complex and critical data challenges, dspConduct and the DSP bring to the market a proven solution to maximize the business value of data.

Additional enhancements available in DSP 6.5 include:

  • Highest performance platform for data stewardship to date
  • Native Excel interoperability through the DSP for a simpler business-user experience
  • Native SAP HANA® connectivity and support for migrations to SAP® Business Suite 4 SAP HANA (SAP S/4HANA)
  • Generic interface layer for complete enterprise architecture interconnectivity
  • Native SAP Fiori® apps for migration and data quality metrics accessible by all stakeholders 

BackOffice Associates was recently named a Strong Performer by Forrester Research in its independent report, “The Forrester Wave™: Data Governance Stewardship Applications, Q1 2016.” The full report is available at http://forms.boaweb.com/201602_Forrester-DG-Wave_Forrester-DG-Wave-LP.html.  

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