Features of the Accurity SaaS Business Glossary

We’re committed to continuously updating our SaaS product with new features to help you take control of your data. Check out some of the features that you currently get in the Accurity SaaS Business Glossary and Data Catalog solution.

Business term synonyms

Allows users to create synonymous values to business terms without losing the golden truth of the main term. These synonyms are displayed in searches and filters and redirect the user to the main term when selected. This can be particularly useful such as during transitional periods after mergers.

Technical data mappings

Document how data flows between your data sources. It captures data transformations so that you can get an overview of how data moves between parts of your data catalog. It can help you be compliant with regulatory standards that require data transformation tracking. Included in the Professional plan or higher.

Business term suggestions

Use our AI technologies to save time and effort by getting automated suggestions of mappings between Business Terms and Data Catalog, which you can accept or reject based on a probability score. Speed up your work for preparing business data lineage with complete control over which lineage connections get created. Included in the Basic plan or higher.

Advanced custom properties

Customize Accurity based on whatever data governance methodology you use, with additional custom property types for advanced users: date, numerical code, relation between any two object types. You can also set a custom property to be mandatory and set default values for newly created objects. Included in the Professional plan or higher.

REST API integration and documentation

Enables third-party applications in your company IT ecosystem to connect to Accurity and use Accurity as a single point of truth for managing data, and also, via the API, remotely find, read, modify, or delete elements of Accurity. Included in the Professional plan or higher.


Tagging is the ability to assign any object within Accurity a tag, allowing a fully custom layer of categorization and grouping of data by whatever methodology you wish to use. Groups of objects can be displayed regardless of their type. Objects can be sorted by or searched for using these tags.

Process lineage

Process lineage allows you to map business processes and each of their individual process steps onto Data Assets, Entities and Attributes (BDM), and Business Terms. Included in the Data-driven Business Process Optimization solution – an optional extension to our Model-driven DWH Development / Business Glossary & Data Catalog solutions.

Business terms

Business terms are the foundation of Business Glossary. These are the basic vocabulary of your company business language and help different company members understand each other.

Business data model

Capture information objects of an organization in a structured way. The resulting business data model holistically describes requirements and data in a company’s specific language, by using an Entity-Relationship-Modelling (ERM) based approach. Included in the Professional plan or higher.


Supports data governance processes with the Business Data Model methodology. Data requirements help capture company wide information objects, which can be then used as a basis for defining the technical model (data catalog), data quality checks, and technical specifications. Included in the Professional plan or higher.

Data assets

Define hierarchal Data Assets and link these to data sets at the highest level of your Data Catalog. Data Assets can be a system or application output file, database, document, or web page, or whatever you want to recognize as a group of data sets.

Multiple data sources

Connect your Oracle, MS SQL, Teradata, PostgreSQL, or Excel databases straight to Business Glossary and create a data structure with its data fields automatically retrieved.

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Data catalog

Capture your data catalog parts. Start with data sources (data sets), then move to data structures representing tables, views, or reports in the data sets, and end with data fields as the data catalog elements on the lowest level (columns of the data structures).

Business rules

Create structured Business Rules to bridge relationships between your Data Catalog & Business Glossary and the Data Quality Monitoring solution, by defining data quality rules, top-down, without the need to know the technical specifics of your data sources.

Related reference values

Easily specify reference values for your business terms, including their value descriptions. The related reference values can also be searched via global search.

Relation types

Easily define relation types between business terms using one of six relation types: child/parent of, related to, replaces, calculated from, synonym of, or contains. This enables you to describe how your business terms are related to each other.

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Data lineage diagrams

Track and visualize relationships between business model elements and your data catalog.

Export/import via lists

Export all defined objects to a spreadsheet or import objects from an Excel file.

Browser dictionary

Use our Chrome web browser plugin to scan any website or web-based application and get context of the defined business terms in your business glossary.

Standard features

Version tracking: Compare versions of object details and see what has been changed, removed, or added and who made the changes. Commenting: Comment on objects and cooperate on object definitions with your colleagues. Email notifications: Get email notifications about updates to objects of interest. You will immediately know who changed what and how.

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