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Accurity SaaS Platform Latest Features Overview – Fall 2021

Graham Needham
January 4, 2022 | 7.5 min read
Since we launched the Accurity SaaS data intelligence platform, we keep on improving the software to match our customers’ needs better. Here we present a quick overview of some of the features that have been added recently.

Accurity supports multiple solutions across the entire project life cycle from the definition of data requirements to data quality checks by data stewards. The Accurity SaaS data intelligence platform has a free Starter plan so there is nothing preventing you from trying it out right now. Here are some of the new features we have added recently:

Unified platform branding

The Accurity platform is now uniformly branded across all applications and solutions – it is titled “Accurity”, and the interface color is uniformly orange instead of pink (Business Glossary & Data Catalog), yellow (Reference), or green (Quality). This enables us to avoid any confusion amongst our customers. Your available features are determined by your chosen solution, chosen plan (Starter, Basic, Professional, or Enterprise), and any extras you may have signed up for.

Tagging

Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to make custom categorizations of data and display data based on a tag across all Accurity modules and object types at once? Well now, with our new Tagging feature, we have given you the ability to assign any object, of any type, within Accurity a tag. Objects can then be sorted by or searched for using tags. This allows any user to create a fully custom layer of categorization and group data by whatever methodology they wish to use.

Watch a tutorial video all about this feature from our YouTube Feature Tutorials playlist.

Business term suggestions

You can use our artificial intelligence (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. This feature is included in the Basic plan or higher.

Watch a tutorial video all about this feature from our YouTube Feature Tutorials playlist.

Business term synonyms

This feature 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, for example, during transitional periods after mergers.

REST API integration and documentation

This new feature enables you to connect other applications from within your company IT ecosystem to Accurity and use Accurity as a single point of truth for managing data. It also gives you the ability to distantly find, read, modify, or delete elements of Accurity via third-party applications using the API. A full guide to each available user command is available with examples within the application via Swagger. This feature is included in the Professional plan or higher.

Advanced custom properties

You can now customize Accurity with an extension to the Custom Properties feature. Custom Properties now include additional property types for advanced users: date, numerical code, or, perhaps most importantly, set a relationship between any two object types. You can also set a custom property to be mandatory and set default values for newly created objects too. All of this will help you with whichever data governance methodology you use. This feature is included in the Professional plan or higher.

Watch a tutorial video all about this feature from our YouTube Feature Tutorials playlist.

Process lineage

As part of our data lineage feature set, we are now introducing process lineage which gives you the ability to describe a business process broken down into process steps and you can also map process steps onto Data Assets, Entities, and Attributes in the Business Data Model (BDM) and Business Terms. This gives users a way to see the impact each process step has on their business model or data infrastructure.

From a process management/improvement perspective this feature creates a way to describe business processes and their steps and put them into context of the various layers of your data model.

This feature is included in the Basic plan or higher of the Data-driven Business Process Optimization solution and is an optional extension for either the Model-driven DWH Development or the Business Glossary & Data Catalog solutions.

Watch a tutorial video all about this feature from our YouTube Feature Tutorials playlist.

Technical data mappings

Document how data flows between your data sources. This feature captures data transformations so that you can get an overview of how data moves between parts of your data catalog with full traceability of the lifecycle of data. One use case it could be used for is the ability to perform impact analysis regarding changes to parts of the Data Catalog, such as when planning changes to data infrastructure. It can also help you be compliant with regulatory standards that require data transformation tracking. This feature is included in the Professional plan or higher.

The latest feature tutorial videos

We revamped our Accurity YouTube channel recently and are now posting new feature tutorial guide videos on it. Subscribe to our channel now, and you will be the first to see the new tutorial videos and learn all about Accurity’s features.

Development roadmap

There are many more features planned - see these planned features on our dedicated roadmap page. Do you have ideas for what else you would like to see, or do you have any feedback on the current features? Feel free to reach out to us - we are always happy to discuss any and all ideas.

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Graham Needham
Content Editor