Data profiling saves you from future roadblocks and mishaps during a crucial migration or integration process. More importantly, it helps business stakeholders be aware of the challenges ahead. Armed with information on issues to target, businesses can accurately plan the costs and the time needed to achieve their data goals.
Another key benefit of data profiling is its role in the making of strategic business decisions. When data is used for analysis, decision-making, research or reporting, it needs to be done right – in fact, you need data validation before you can make effective use of data. Because data profiling gives an overview of data quality issues within the data source, it prevents businesses from making inaccurate statistical analysis or reporting with flawed data.