Conduct a DCAM Assessment

Are you getting the most out of your data and analytics?

Evaluate and benchmark your organization’s data and analytics program against industry best practices with the most highly adopted framework in the marketplace, used by leading organizations and global regulators.

Know Where You Stand

Transforming your data and analytics program starts with understanding your current strengths and weaknesses.

Performing a DCAM® assessment is the best way to evaluate internal data management and analytics capabilities. Using the EDM Council’s DCAM (Data Management Capability Assessment Model), the assessment is a structured evaluation of your data management program, capabilities and dependencies. It is based on core data management and analytics principles and achieved via consensus across involved stakeholders. The result is a formal review of your data management program including a gap analysis and a list of agreed priorities.

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Build a Roadmap for Your Data

The world’s best data-driven organizations choose DCAM® to assess their data practices

Top 6 Reasons to Perform a Data & Analytics Assessment

Establish a benchmark

Know where you are starting from and how you compare to develop and grow your data management and analytics program, and then measure ongoing progress

Identify strengths and gaps

Using the established DCAM framework provides a structure of defined capabilities to identify objectives, deliverables and evidence-based artifacts to advance your program

Align stakeholders

Obtain stakeholder alignment and position the value proposition of an effective, structured data and analytics discipline to executive management

Drive a best-practice program

Formalize a defined data management and analytics program based on industry best practices while delivering a compelling case for continued enhancement

Create a common language

Implement consistent practices, clear reporting lines and process compliance throughout your organization by using an industry known and accepted common language

Bolster your organization’s reputation

Demonstrate to business stakeholders, senior executives and oversight authorities (regulators) that they are adhering to an industry best practice critical to building, sustaining and leveraging their data

2 Ways to Conduct a Data Management & Analytics Assessment

Conduct a Self Assessment + DCAM Training For Your Team

Members are entitled to freely download all DCAM resources and use them to conduct internal assessments. We encourage your assessment team to enroll in the DCAM Framework training to ensure complete understanding of the underlying principles, including how to consistently apply the DCAM methodology. DCAM Training is available on-demand as eLearning or in a live virtual course, or schedule a dedicated class for your team.

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Get an Independent Assessment with a DCAM Authorized Partner

Both members and non-members can conduct an assessment with an authorized partner. Many of our consulting members have joined the DCAM Authorized Partner (DAP) program and are certified to conduct formal DCAM assessments to support integrating data management capabilities into your internal operations. An assessment conducted by a DAP can be reviewed and certified by the EDM Council as conforming to best practice execution and assessment deliverables.

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Want to become an Authorized Partner & Conduct DCAM Assessments?
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Scale Your Assessment to Fit Your Budget & Timeline

Whether you’re conducting a self-assessment or working with one of our Authorized Partners, DCAM provides a scalable framework to assess your data and analytics program to support your circumstances and objectives.

Key assessment factors...


Assess through an informed interview or by unassisted survey


Assess based on respondent observation with collection of artifacts for score validation


Assess based on respondent observation without collection of evidential artifacts


Assess at Enterprise, Region, Operating Unit, Domain data management operating levels of the organization


Assess at the Capability (38) or Sub-Capability (136) level


Assess data management practitioners or a broader set of business, technology and operations stakeholders


Assess data management practitioners or a broader set of business, technology and operations stakeholders

“With DCAM, we have been able to unify our data strategy across TVS Motor entities and departments. We are now getting greater value out of our data, and it is now at the core of everything we do.”

TVS Motors
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"We're very excited to be the first cloud platform to adopt this new standard to help further accelerate the industry's move to the cloud."

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"The use of DCAM will help to continually investigate our baseline and progress for data maturity."

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Tools & Resources for Assessments

Optional survey tools are available to support DCAM Assessments. Tools from our Authorized Survey and Analytics Partners are available via separate license.

EDMCouncil Survey Worksheet

This Excel-based survey tool is available as a download at no additional cost to EDM Council members.

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Pellustro Survey Tool

Pellustro, a solution of Element22 LLC, offers automated survey workflow management that drives participation, analytics and dashboards, plus comparative EDM Council Industry Benchmark data.

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RiskRhino Survey Tool

RiskRhino's optional survey tool includes visual dashboards, providing a user-friendly graphic view to present overall DCAM scores and progress along with project tasks and status.

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Find out more about the DCAM framework and its 8 key components, capabilities and sub-capabilties. Also download our DCAM Overview Presentation.

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