Definition - What does Data Consolidation mean?
Data consolidation refers to the collection and integration of data from multiple sources into a single destination. During this process, different data sources are put together, or consolidated, into a single data store.
Techopedia explains Data Consolidation
Because data comes from a broad range of sources, consolidation allows organizations to more easily present data, while also facilitating effective data analysis. Data consolidation techniques reduce inefficiencies, like data duplication, costs related to reliance on multiple databases and multiple data management points.