What do you think of when you think of BackOffice Associates (BOA)? I know what I think of: SAP and data migration. And that used to be true. It still is to some extent (for example, SAP resells some of BOA’s accelerators—SAP Information Steward Accelerator and SAP Data Services Migration Accelerator).
As a product company (as opposed to its consulting services) BackOffice Associates can best be described as providing an orchestration layer for data management. Or perhaps a backbone. Yes, the company can provide you with the ability to monitor your data quality, or it can provide data masking tools, and it offers ILM (information lifecycle management) tools. But in a sense the company doesn’t really care about that. Indeed, as a general principle the company’s Data Stewardship Platform (DSP) is agnostic to what tools IT wants to use. If you want to use Trillium for data profiling and cleansing then fine. If you want to use Grid-Tools for data masking that’s okay too . . .
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