Data Management Consulting

Your Data Management Consultants for Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Europe

Our consultants have many years of experience in all areas of Data Quality and Data Management Consulting, like e.g. master data management (MDM). This is proven by more than 180 successful projects for large, internationally active companies. As a trustworthy consultant, we accompany our customers both in the design and in the implementation phase of all data management projects.

Whether we implement a new data governance concept, clean up your business partner data, or train the next generation of data managers, our focus is always on creating business value.

Data management capabilities are a key factor for business success

The need for effective data management capabilities is growing. As a key resource, high-quality data enables digitization initiatives, helps to improve business process efficiency and reduces compliance risks. To achieve these objectives, data needs to be managed like a true strategic asset. For most firms, this requires a mindset change and organizational transformation. CDQ can provide valuable support on both of these fronts. Our data management consulting advises leading firms on their journey towards a truly data-driven company.

Whether Hamburg, Munich, Zurich or Vienna: We are your reliable data management consultants for Germany, Switzerland, Austria and the whole of Europe. We advise you not only on the theme of master data management (MDM), but also on all other data quality issues.

We have many years of experience in the areas of data and data quality management consulting. This is proven by more than 180 successful projects for large, globally active corporations.

Our customers value us as a reliable partner in the field of data management consulting. We accompany them as a trusted advisor in both the design and implementation phase.

Regardless of whether we implement a new governance organization, clean-up your business partner data or train the next generation of data managers, our focus is on creating business value.

Your Partner for All Aspects of Data Management in Germany, Switzerland, Austria & Europe

CDQ's Data Management Consulting & Data Quality Management Consulting Services Deliver Impact and Create Business Value

  • Business Impact
    We enable digitization initiatives, improve business process efficiency and reduce compliance risks through effective data management.

  • Data Impact
    We clean up, de-duplicate and enrich your business partner data based on our cutting-edge Data Management Services.

  • People Impact
    We train the next generation of Chief Data Officers and Data Managers based on CDQ’s Data Excellence Model.

  • Knowledge Impact
    We run a network of firms that exchange data management best practices and drive innovation together with the University of Lausanne.

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If you need to define data management roles and responsibilities, CDQ can help you design and implement the right data governance – for both central and decentral data management activities.

If your data creation and maintenance activities produce inconsistent data of poor quality, we also support the definition of guidelines to govern your data effectively across organizational units and systems.

Data Governance

What is data governance, how can it be implemented in the company and what are the benefits of strong data governance? Our data management experts provide the answers and valuable insights. Data Governance

If your data needs to support digital initiatives, process efficiency or regulatory compliance, our consulting helps you define the right data management strategy to support your business goals.

If poor data quality limits your analytics department's ambition or creates unnecessary costs and risks in your business processes, CDQ can help you define the right data quality management approach and support data cleaning.

If you need to design or optimize the data flows across your IT-systems (e.g. CRM, ERP, MDM), CDQ develops the required data models and lifecycles to ensure that you have the right data in the right place.

If you want to identify duplicates in your business partner data, validate postal addresses or enrich geo coordinates, CDQ can help you clean and enrich your data based on our state-of-the-art data quality services.

A Data Catalog is an integrated platform for data curation, matching data supply and demand. ​It offers users functions to register data; to retrieve and use data; and to assess and analyze data. ​A Data Catalog, therefore, should provide a data inventory (for data supply) and features for data discovery (for data demand) as key components. ​Additional features should support data governance, data assessment, and data analytics, alongside with appropriate features for catalog administration and data collaboration.

Our data management consulting specialists help you to evaluate the implementation of a data catalog for your company anytime. We can also support you in the scoping and concept phase, collection of requirements and derivate data catalog capabilities and help you with the tool selection.

We are also a reliable partner at your side throughout data governance design and implementation as well as with the conceptual integration of data catalogs in your data architecture landscape. We also provide you with assistance in modelling your data catalog meta model and support your implementation.  As best practice we recommend also a proof of concept with a semantic wiki.

In addition to many years of experience in all areas of data management, our consulting services are also based on the latest scientific insights and innovations developed by the Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ) together with its researchers and partners.

Data Catalog

The Competence Center Corporate Data Quality (CC CDQ), in collaboration with researchers from Fraunhofer ISST and many data management experts, developed a data catalog reference model and a market study. Data Catalog Reference Model & Market Study

CDQ Stands Out From Other Data Management Consulting Services

Data Management Expertise

  • Our methods are backed up by scientific research and have delivered tangible results in more than 180 projects with leading firms.
  • In sum, our data management consultants have more than 450 years of experience.

Design & Delivery

  • We don't just design governance frameworks or data quality KPIs, we also implement them.
  • Our lasting client relation-ships show that we know how to get things done in complex organizations.


  • Building up or transforming an effective data management function requires a lot of communication and change management.
  • Our experts possess the credibility to drive this change at all levels of the organization.

Speed & Reliability

  • We know what works and what doesn't. As a consequence, we can speed your data management initiative.
  • CDQ is a reliable partner from the initial scoping all the way to implementation.

Here is what our customers say about CDQ's Data Management Consulting:

Customer testimonies

Timo Neumann, ZF Friedrichshafen

"As a trustworthy and reliable partner, CDQ did an excellent job to support the development and implementation of our master data management strategy."

Timo Neumann, Head of Master Data Governance at ZF Friedrichshafen AG
Eva Schultze, Dräger AG

"CDQ has supported us with excellent expertise to build up our Global Master Data Management organization. We also appreciate the active exchange at the Competence Center."

Eva Schultze, Head of Global Master Data Management at Dräger AG
Markus Rahm, Schaeffler Technologies

"CDQ supported us on our data management journey since 2014. Their framework and methods helped us to enable our global organization in handling data, as one of our most valuable assets."

Markus Rahm, Vice President Corporate Data Management at Schaeffler Technologies AG & Co. KG

More customer voices

Typical mistakes in a data governance implementation

Having a solid data governance plan is a good start, but proper implementation is key. Read from our data experts so you can hit the ground running without stumbling along the way. Data Governance Implementation Mistakes

CDQ supports Swiss government with data strategy

Our consultants supported the Swiss government in developing the new "strategy for common data management at federal level". The data management strategy makes federal processes more efficient for citizens, companies and public authorities. CDQ supports Swiss government

Data Domains: Schaeffler extends data management

Defining forty-five data domains, Schaeffler extends data management from master data to all other types of corporate data. The goal is to make high-quality data available to business processes across the entire group, and to do so efficiently, in time, and rule compliant. Data Domains

Success Story: Data management at Schaeffler Group

In an article recently published in the specialist magazine "Big Data Insider", Markus Rahm provides insights into data management at Schaeffler. And how it has evolved with the help of CDQ. Data Management at the Schaeffler Group

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Data Quality Solutions

Our innovative Data Quality Solutions deliver Data Quality as a Service (DQaaS) and help you to improve your customer and supplier master data in three stages, saving time and money. Getting started is easy! Improve your data quality now!

Data Quality Tools

CDQ's cloud-based Data Quality Tools enable fast and reliable analyses, validation and enrichment of your business partner master data. Request your personal demo now! Data Quality Tools for better business partner data

Data Sharing Business Case Calculator

The shared maintenance of corporate master data saves not only time, but also around 30% of costs. How much bottom-line impact does that mean for your company? Find out here! Calculate your data sharing business case now!
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