Standard schema and file-system storage (CIM repository)
Integrated ETL capability
Integrated data-cleansing capability
Integrated data verification capability
Integrated data transformation engine
Integrated task scheduling service
Complete process transparency and audit ability
Audit, activity, and performance monitoring reports
Standard upward data certification process
Push integration for executing calculations and evaluating data quality
Pull integration for enabling other systems to consume data
These characteristics enable multiple CIM repositories to be combined, used as the building blocks of virtual warehouses, and linked into existing data warehouses. Because the data stored in CIM repositories is of the highest quality, data quality is measurable and sustainable.
CIM repositories are the perfect data source for analytical reporting solutions. Business analysts and information technology professionals can build independent integration solutions that meet their most detailed requirements, are easy to maintain, and fulfill their enterprise-level data integration goals. Data can be collected consistently and transferred across an organization, regardless of the business process or data flow involved in the transfer.