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Convergence Data provides the knowledge, tools and services to help you tackle the challenging task of cleansing your legacy data. If your data is a mess, you can’t find items to re-use or your purchasing team cannot group similar items to achieve volume discounts or lower inventories; then you may need our help.

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Data Classification

  • Client provides data in batches by commodity group – cleansed in 4 week sprints
  • Convergence harvest missing data from documents and websites against a new data model
  • Data is normalized and validated against data model

DVA Data Value Analysis

  • Customer provides supplier and pricing on one commodity purchased across businesses – e.g. motors
  • DVA report is created describing saving potential based on spend rationalization and reduced new part requests

Data Governance

  • Approved data exported to PLM and ERP systems
  • Enhanced search make it easy to find and re-use preferred parts
  • New part creation workflow manages part requests
  • Procurement rationalizes spend with preferred vendors – higher volumes lower pricing

How we help you

Our Product

  • Design For Retrieval DFR™

    Design For Retrieval (DFR) is a custom built software that provides a one-stop solution for cleansing, enriching, validating, and managing your data to leverage built-in analytics tools. These tools help you to make strategic business decisions to increase part re-use, reduce inventory, and leverage purchasing power across fewer suppliers. Allow our team of experts to help you get started in your data project to achieve your business goals.
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Classification Structure Practices

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Frequently Asked Questions

What value can our company expect from Classification project?

The value for classification extends across functional groups.  Engineers can find parts more easily.  Sourcing can manage their purchasing spend better with better pricing and less suppliers.  Product management can sell more service parts online with better part descriptions.

What value can we get if we just classify new parts?

Setting up a part governance program that requires all new parts to be properly classified including entering attribute data is a start.  This will stop the bleeding with what is creating the data quality issues.  To allow your engineers to find existing parts or assist sourcing with managing direct material spend, you will need to classify your legacy data as well.  Start with the high priority part groups first to drive the most value.

What do we need to provide as input the Classification process?

To obtain the most value early in the project, start with your purchased parts.  You will just need the Manufacturer’s name and part numbers to start the process.  If you don’t have this information, have your suppliers provide it.

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