Demonstrate your commitment to elevating your data management program and delivering trust in data across your enterprise
The EDM Council’s Data Excellence Program recognizes organizations who demonstrate ongoing commitment to continually advancing their data management program and ensuring trust in data across the enterprise. Member firms are invited to participate, while Certified Partners in this program have achieved credentials in Data Excellence and are qualified to support these organizations in their own journey. This includes measuring data management capability at the organizational level based on the globally recognized best practices of the DCAM framework.
Participating member firms – including corporations and organizations from the public and private sector, as well as vendors, technology providers and consultants who serve as our Certified Partners – can earn industry recognition. This includes Data Excellence Program and Certified Partner badges to showcase your credentials and demonstrate your commitment to achieving excellence in data management.
Discover how our each of our founding Certified Partners are supporting the Data Excellence Program. Get in touch with them to get your organization started on its journey to achieving data excellence!
Take your next step in your commitment to demonstrating ongoing data management excellence. We invite ALL member firms to participate. Key steps in the program include:
Whether you are a member firm seeking more information about getting started in the Data Excellence Program, or you are a vendor or consulting firm interested in becoming a Certified Partner, please contact us today.
The Data Excellence Program has 3 elements:
No, not at this time. The Program is designed as a formal Recognition Program to acknowledge levels of organizational achievement of a data management function against global industry best practices. Current discussions in the DCAM3 initiative indicate that there may be Certifiable elements of that version. If that is the case, then the Data Excellence Program may migrate to a Certification pathway in the future.
The EDM Council awards Data Excellence Program badges to participants based on their level of Program achievement. The Badges are renewed annually based upon the formal representation by a Certified Partner that all requirements have been met. Levels are:
The digital badges will be hosted and distributed by Credly. Detail on the scope, level and contact information, etc. is provided by clicking on the digital badge.
The Data Excellence Program was designed for any organization or entity that wants to formally demonstrate its commitment to continuous measurement and achievement of its data management program’s capability and sustainability, against global industry best practices. The Program can serve as both a roadmap for organizations beginning their data management journey and/or as a measurement & recognition tool for those organizations that have established data management functions.
No. In fact the Program was designed to be scalable based on business goals as determined by the Member and the Certified Partner. The Data Excellence Program Badge represents the accomplishment specific to the scope (i.e. dept, agency, region, etc.) of the entity participating. In this case, there could be multiple Badges awarded within an organization. The specifics of the participant are included in the click-through of the digital Badge.
There is no separate, additional cost to participate in the Data Excellence Program. Participants must be a member of the EDM Council and meet all Program requirements to be part of the Program.
Validation by a separate third party is essential to ensure quality, consistency and confidence in the Program’s integrity in the marketplace. The Certified Partners are required to meet an increased level of commitment to – and successful activity in – the Program to qualify and maintain the designation.
Organizations that have conducted a DCAM assessment (by an Authorized or Certified Partner) and/or DCAM certified training are eligible to enter the Data Excellence Program. The organization then must meet the requirements for the desired Data Excellence Program status (Gold, Platinum, Diamond) to remain in the Program.
To enter the program, organizations simply need to have DCAM-trained and certified staff or have a DCAM assessment conducted (or committed to) by an Authorized or Certified Partner.
The Founders Program is the “pilot” phase of development from which the formal Program was created. It was the first step in the development of the official Data Excellence Program. It has three purposes: