Enterprise Metadata Management (EMM)
Definition - What does Enterprise Metadata Management (EMM) mean?
Techopedia explains Enterprise Metadata Management (EMM)
EMM ensures that metadata is available in an effective way, making data more valuable. A common way of doing this is to aggregate and link metadata from a wide range of data sources so that it can be managed through a central hub.
Benefits of EMM include:
- Governs, integrates and manages data more easily through the understanding of the true meaning of information, from its actual content down to its metadata
- Reduces risks and manages change by avoiding errors and increasing regulatory compliance, eventually providing a holistic view of enterprise data across the organization
- Increases productivity by understanding the impact of specific data changes and enabling collaboration between technical and business stakeholders
- Facilitates better data flow between different systems
- Enables better governance of enterprise data assets
- Improves information access through context