At its core, data governance is a business process much like finance, sales or marketing. Like these other business processes, data governance provides both consistency and repeatability. The data governance process helps an organization define itself and then embed that definitions into its core business data ensuring that all of its business processes, systems, projects and strategies are aligned creating trust and enabling competent gut-free executive decision making.
Data Governance provides the following benefits to the organization:
Data governance is to the organization what breathing is to the body. When its working right, you hardly notice, but when its not everything quickly becomes more difficult and labored.