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Read up on our technical blogs, covering technology & AI, data management and data quality, and insights from the market.

Best Practices For Creating a Data Quality Framework

Chief Technology Officer, Alex Brown featured as a panellist in Data Management Insight’s webinar discussing the best practices for creating a data quality framework within your organisation.  What is the problem? A-Team Insight outlines that ‘bad data affects time, cost, customer service, cripples decision making and reduces firms’ ability to comply with regulations. With so …

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“We are just finishing up our first full week of working from home” – Week 1: DaveOps

Like most, here at Datactics, we are just finishing up our first full week of ‘Working from home’. In line with government advice, we made the decision to close our office in Belfast and to port the entire workforce over to working from home last weekend. As the guy in charge of making sure everything …

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Why you should read the European Banking Authority report on AI and Big Data

You might have missed this highly informative report from the European Banking Authority (EBA)  – because the title didn’t contain the popular buzzwords of Artificial Intelligence – AI or Machine Learning – ML (nor does the front cover have a picture of a robot!). But for anyone who is trying to understand the challenges ahead for AI and …

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Easy Ideas To Get Your People Excited About Data Quality

With Statista.com reporting that 59 zetabytes of data has been captured, created, copied and consumed worldwide since 2010, it’s easy to see the problems that arise when even a fraction of this is incorrect.  The chaos that can – and does – arise can seem totally insurmountable, creating a problem that’s as unappealing to solve as it is difficult. It can also make …

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3 Easy Ways To Give Your Data A Check-Up

Being able to trust your data is critically important to every business, especially when even the smallest slip-up in data quality can cause big problems further down the line. Getting your data booked in for a check-up, therefore, is just as important! In the same way that you know when you’re not feeling totally on …

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5AMLD & Data Quality: new regulation, same problems?

With the EU’s fifth Anti-Money Laundering directive (5AMLD) having gone live on the 10th January, Matt Flenley took some time with Alex Brown, CTO at Datactics, to find out what implications there are when it comes to data quality. Firstly, what do you think are the biggest impacts for firms? Naturally we’re going to focus …

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How Datactics helps Santa with his Data Quality issues

Yes of course Santa has data quality issues! Everyone has data quality issues. In this article, we outline how Datactics software can help Santa improve the efficiency of his pre-Christmas operations and have a stress free Christmas Eve delivery and a relaxing Christmas Day. Data Quality Firewall, REST API, Data Quality Remediation Datactics provides a …

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Datactics demonstrates AI-Enabled Data Quality in EDM webinar

Datactics is pleased to demonstrate AI-Enabled Data Quality in our EDM Webinar. Featuring Datactics CTO, Alex Brown; Dr. Fiona Browne, Head of AI; and CEO, Stuart Harvey covering a practical use case for AI in entity resolution. Co-hosted by EDM Council and Datactics. Watch it online here: https://register.gotowebinar.com/recording/8207973451637805825 This webinar provides an overview of AI and …

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Automated AML Screening with Sanctions Match Engine

If you are employed in the banking sector or if you must deal with large and messy datasets, you will probably face challenges derived from poor data quality, standardization and siloed information.  Datactics provides the tools to tackle these issues with minimum IT overhead, in a powerful and agile way.  . A growing number of …

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Transliteration matching in Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic and all non-Latin data sets

Here at Datactics, we’ve recently done a number of Transliteration matching tasks helping people with Japanese, Russian Cyrillic and Arabic data sets. Transliteration matching can seem challenging, especially when presented with text that you don’t understand, but with the right techniques a lot can be achieved – the key is to really understand the problem …

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Run (E)DMC – Where Data Quality & Data Governance Collides

Towards the end of 2018, Head of Client Services, Luca Rovesti was invited to speak at the Enterprise Data Management Council (EDMC)’s expanded Member Briefing sessions on Data Governance. We took some time to catch up over an espresso in a caffè around the corner from his swanky new Presales Office in Milan (ok, it …

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Who are you really doing business with?

Entity Match Engine for Customer Onboarding. Challenges and facts from EU banking implementations.  Customer onboarding is one of the most critical entry points of new data for a bank’s counterparty information. References and interactions with internal systems, externally sourced information, KYC processes, regulatory reporting and risk aggregation are all impacted by the quality of information …

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New York / Toronto / London / Madrid? Come and meet us!

As usual, the final quarter of the year brings events a-plenty and the chance to meet up. The Datactics team will be spread far and wide, giving you the perfect opportunity to catch us in a nearby city for the latest on our data matching & quality solutions, and probably a fair few Belfast goodies! …

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Datactics LEI Match Engine now includes SWIFT BIC!

SWIFT Financial Services

We are pleased to announce that the latest version of the Datactics LEI Match Engine and health check now includes matching fuzzy matching of entity name to SWIFT BIC code. The SWIFT BIC data is provided by the GLEIF open-source SWIFT to LEI mapping that was introduced in February this year. This latest change helps underline that the LEI …

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Health Check from Datactics picks up coverage in Waters Technology

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Waters Technology has penned an article on the new Datactics LEI Match Engine and “health check” service. The technology can bulk match up to 1,000 LEIs simultaneously through cloud-based processing that cross-references the Global Legal Entity Identifier Foundation’s (GLEIF’s) entity database. Datactics developed the solution over a period of five months, using its underlying software as …

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