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The role of the Data Management Consultant 

By Ryan Freeman

September 21, 2022

data, data management, data roles

Data should be the guiding light in business, driving every decision, pivot and objective. However, it is very often the case that data often flows around organisations in apparently random, incomplete, incorrect, outdated, or duplicated forms. 

A business may be moving fast but may also not have the time or capacity to address these data-related issues seriously.

This is where a Data Management Consultant could help with invaluable expertise to resolve these issues and start unlocking the goldmine that is your organisation’s data. 

What Does a Data Management Consultant Do?

Even if you believe your data management is fit for purpose, you may still be using manual processing or constantly tracking down misplaced data or using several versions of the same data set.

These practices consume time and money, impact data quality and divert key people from more important tasks.

Data management consultancy services equip you with the funds to address data problems, adopt efficiency measures and learn how to enhance the performance of your data management in pursuit of your business aims. 

There are many critical areas for the consultant first to explore; these will include the data governance framework, data architecture, data storage and warehousing, Master Data and Metadata Management (MDM), data quality control, data integration and definition and finally, data transformation which includes standardisation, enrichment, and formatting. 

As you can see, these areas require highly specialised knowledge, encompassing administration, research, documentation, optimisation, and maintenance.

This is best left to the experts, who can report back with a detailed action plan to future-proof data management structure.


We will love to hear if you are considering a Data Management Consultant or experiencing any of the abovementioned issues.

Digital Samurai comprises a team of data professionals with skills and expertise stretching across roles and technologies. If we can be of any assistance, please feel free to contact the team today

Ryan Freeman

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