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IT Tested, Business User Approved General Mills Realizing a Connected Data Strategy with Alation

General Mills started on a Connected Data strategy journey to make it easy for business users to find and trust data and easy for the technologist to connect to data sources. Initially, this strategy was built on the back of a homegrown data catalog that users found cumbersome to engage with and left many unanswered questions. To better bring the business into the fold and accelerate the Connected Data strategy, General Mills implemented Alation’s data catalog to democratize their data, better enable technologists to more effectively connect to data sources, and help unlock the hidden value of their data assets. 

With Alation, business users have an easier way to find and trust data, which helped bolster a wide range of analytics projects — including managing KPIs, business impact analysis, report identification and classification, and facilitating a major data migration effort.

Hear from Elizabeth Carroll-Anderson and Nick Hansgen of General Mills to see how Alation’s data catalog is helping General Mills realize its connected data strategy.

Watch this webinar on developing a connected data strategy.