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Annual Survey about Use of Dimensions of Data Quality

In order to measure the usage of the dimensions of data quality by organizations and related data quality topics, we began the Annual Dimensions of Data Quality Survey in the spring of 2015. For the last five years, it has been conducted every March-April time frame and the associated report is typically released in the late summer (exception in 2019). The survey is a web-based assessment distributed via LinkedIn, Twitter, Email, etc.

The 2019 survey had 46 valid respondents from various industries including (Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, Software, Chemicals/Mining/Petroleum/Textites, Telecom and more).

Survey Respondents Report that:

  • 60% don’t use the dimensions of data quality to categorize DQ issues
  • If using the dimensions, 57% enhance their own list with the Conformed Dimensions
  • 7% use the Conformed Dimensions without changes as is
  • 40% report better DQ this year
  • 14% decrease in the usage of Timeliness

The following is a key chart provided in the annual report to illustrate the increased use of some dimensions and nascent growth of others.

Use of Dimensions Over Last Four Years

Downloads follow:

1. 2019 Annual Dimensions of Data Quality Report

Downloads for Prior Years

  • The 2018 report can be accessed Here
  • The 2017 report can be accessed Here
  • The 2016 report can be accessed Here
  • The 2015 report can be accessed Here
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