CDQ Data Sharing Community

“Shareconomy” for Better Customer and Supplier Master Data

Are you sharing cars, rides or vacation rentals? This is the age of sharing, and it’s now coming to data quality management: why maintaining your customer or supplier data yourself, when you can share the burden with others?

CDQ has set up a Data Sharing Community (former called Corporate Data League, CDL), where companies can share Data Quality Rules and best data with each other or enrich their own data with public sources, all in a secure and highly scalable cloud environment: The CDQ Data Quality Tools. In short: Our community offers Data Quality as a Service (DQaaS) for business partner data and a broad range of Data Management Services.

Data Sharing – the Best Way to Better Data

Every company has customers and suppliers, and every company has to work very hard to stay current with data changes. 90% of all data was created in the last 2 years, and the pace of change overwhelms even the most efficient data maintenance operations. Data Sharing beats manual data maintenance both in efficiency and in quality – that’s why we call it the best way to better data!

Sharing is a journey with 3 phases

Companies who embrace Data Sharing typically embark on a 3-part journey:

  • Phase 1 - Sharing of quality rules: companies receive 100% transparency on data quality by comparing their data against 1500+ quality rules. The rules are shared across the community and detect for example duplicates or typos
  • Phase 2 – Shared public data sources: gaps in data records can nowadays often be filled with public data – dozens of sources are already available. Some data like government registries are free, some premium data like Dun & Bradstreet is not. CDQ works as a broker into this world of Open Data
  • Phase 3 – Sharing of hand-validated records: Many companies do manual quality checks of sensitive information before they allow high-value transactions to go through - like wiring millions into a new bank account. Members of the CDQ Data Sharing Community can share these validated records with each other, providing highest quality levels for a fraction of the cost

Calculate your business case now!

Better Customer & Supplier Data

  • Better business partner data quality
  • Automatically enriched records
  • Fewer errors, fewer duplicates
  • Less manual maintenance
  • Clear governance with built-in compliance
  • Automated DQaaS workflows

Sharing is Already Here: Leading Companies are Members of the CDQ Data Sharing Community

Data Sharing is a Journey, and Starting is Easy! From Silos to Peer-Level Sharing


Data Silos (Starting Point)

Typical staring point in many companies: Data is managed in silos, data quality is an in-house challenge


Shared Quality Rules

Companies receive 100% transparency on Data Quality by comparing their data against 1,500+ Data Quality Rules

  • Shared quality rules from leading experts used to analyze and clean data
  • Data quality cockpit
  • CDQ Cloud with your mirrored data as single source of truth

Shared Data Sources

Data Quality is delivered as a service (DQaaS): Filling gaps in data records with public data – dozens of Reference Data Sources are already available. CDQ works as a broker for open and premium data

  • Personal change log for easy updates
  • Data enrichment with Open/Public Data
  • Access to premium data sources:
BisnodeDun & Bradstreet

Shared Data With Peers

Members of the CDQ Data Sharing Community can share validated records with each other, providing highest quality levels for a fraction of the cost: each data needs to be validated only once instead by everyone

  • Peer-based sharing of validated data with cross-company work-flows and trust scores
  • Intelligent data improvement with machine-learning/AI
  • Critical alerts from peer-group, e.g. for Payment Fraud

Shared Public Sources: Where to Find the Best Data

Governments are increasingly opening their official registries. Benefit from Open Data and use the CDQ Data Sharing platform as your broker! We have integrated over 60 external, trustworthy Reference Data sources into the platform, such as

Webinar Recording: How Schwarz Masters Data Centraization

Webinar Recording: How Schwarz Masters Data Centralization

During their joint webinar on September 29, Stefan Peetz and Thomas Gutmann gave insights how the Schwarz Group was able to successfully centralize its system landscape while sustainably improving business partner data quality.

Length: 53 minutes

Watch the complete webinar

Strategic Investment & Collaboration with SAP

We are proud to announce a strategic investment and collaboration with SAP! With their industry expertise, we will continue to permanently position innovative data automation services for the intelligent enterprise. SAP & CDQ join forces in data management

Easy access to Dun & Bradstreet data pool

Members of the CDQ Data Sharing Community not only profit from the integration of various open data sources to improve their business partner data, but now also get easy access to the Dun & Bradstreet data pool. D&B data for Data Sharing Community

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!

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

SAP Recommends Data Sharing to Its Customers

SAP LogoNow the Shareconomy has also reached the area of business partner data: In its current blog post, SAP introduces the data sharing economy and explains the principle of the collaborative use of corporate data. ▶ Using the Sharing Economy to Improve Supplier Data

Your Data is Secure

Latest cloud encryption technology protects your data, and disclosure to sharing peers is strictly managed. Sharing is secure and efficient!

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Customers talking about our Data Sharing Solutions

Philippe Baumlin, Manager of Global Master Data Strategy, BASF

"Sharing proven bank account data saves significant time, compared to contacting the customers/vendors directly to verify new bank accounts. "Data Shareconomy" is an effective approach to unlock this source of trusted information."

Philippe Baumlin, Manager of Global Master Data Strategy, BASF
Jens Peter Henriksen

"We have set out on the journey with the Data Sharing Community together with a number of peer companies. We are convinced that the community will support us strategically in bringing our data management into the next generation."

Jens Peter Henriksen, Global Process Owner Master Data - Vendor Master Data, Bayer

Contact & Additional Information

Are you interested in Data Sharing and becoming a Community member? We are happy to show you how easy and efficient Data Sharing is for your company!

How CDQ Business Partner Lookup Works

Watch this video to get a feeling how you can easily maintain your customer and vendor master data:


Fast and

Without duplicates!

See how the web app works and how it functions integrated in a SAP system. Find out which successful companies already rely on CDQ Data Management services.

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 sharing for better data quality

CDQ's innovative data sharing solutions ensure better data quality of customer and vendor master data with less manual effort. Taking a first step is easy! Data sharing for better data quality

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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