Just about every database in every enterprise and government agency is full of data with inconsistencies, errors, and duplicate records, resulting in imperfect data. This gives a very hard time to systems and people trying to find the data they need. Whether it’s pairing invoices with a purchase order, transactions with a customer history, or part numbers with a supplier’s inventory list, your business processes rely on being able to find and match the right data. But as your business grows, more processes will need to link more data across more sources. Unless your systems can handle imperfect data, discrepancies will hinder processes from finding what they need.
Numerous, and very costly organizational and societal consequences result from systems and people not being able to find the data they need. Here are some examples:
- Wrong people board planes
- Criminals get away
- Patients get the wrong treatments
- Enterprises do not realize economies of scale
- Banks and retailers do not get 360-degree view of customers and households for better marketing and understanding of risk
- Upsell or cross sell opportunities are missed
- Exposure, risk, and opportunity are not fully understood
- Government entitlements get abused and fraud goes undetected
To avoid the ramifications of manually linking the right test result to the right record, you need a technology solution that fully automates the data matching process—one that delivers a high level of accuracy, helps reduce staffing costs, improves productivity, mitigates risks, and provides better customer service.
TIBCO Patterns provides an innovative approach that enables systems and people to find the data they need more easily than any other way. TIBCO Patterns makes your systems smarter—enabling you to use data from any source, despite its errors and imperfections. Eliminating the need to standardize or apply complex rule sets, you can reduce the time and costs previously invested to make imperfect data usable.
Part of the TIBCO Patterns solution uses technology modeled after the way humans perceive similarity—a patented method that delivers the highest level of accuracy—matching any type of data in any language, despite how imperfect the target data or queries may be. The mathematical model employed in Patterns works in much the same way as humans do when determining similarities in data. The advantages of this approach include the highest degree of accuracy available and the ability to deal with any type of structured data entities in a way that is independent of language and culture.
Try TIBCO Patterns yourself to see how fast you can find a needle in the data haystack, and watch for more blogs on TIBCO Patterns coming soon.