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Munich, 14th June 2022 – b.telligent, a leading consultancy for data & analytics, together with Synabi Business Solutions, has been awarded the contract for a tender issued in 2021 by DB AG to replace Collibra's "Data Governance Center" data catalogue currently in use. The D-QUANTUM data-management software solution is to be introduced in order to further scale utilization of a data catalogue by the DB group. The aim is to replace the existent data catalogue containing previously collected data by the end of 2022.

D-QUANTUM picks up speed – a new data catalogue for Deutsche Bahn

In 2021, b.telligent submitted a bid in a Europe-wide tender procedure initiated by Deutsche Bahn for introduction and operation of a comprehensive data-catalogue solution. Our metadata-management tool D-QUANTUM was presented in detail and recommended as a data-management solution here. A mandatory requirement was a central information platform for cataloguing a large number of sometimes extremely heterogeneous and different data sources at the DB group, for mapping request and release processes during data utilization, and for supporting management of the data-sharing ecosystem. D-QUANTUM offers the capabilities needed to integrate as many relevant data sources as possible, and to clearly represent their mutual links. We also fulfil the condition of increasing transparency and traceability as part of data governance. D-QUANTUM supports technical classification into business objects, domains and applications, besides indicating their responsibilities.

We are pleased with the award!

The outcome: At the beginning of April 2022, b.telligent was appointed general contractor. Synabi data consultants are responsible for provision of D-QUANTUM and the associated consultancy services during the implementation project.

Start of the data-management journey at Deutsche Bahn

Now that the implementation project has begun, b.telligent and Synabi Business Solutions are jointly advising DB AG on commissioning of individual D-QUANTUM modules along the established data-management journey. Based on the combination of technical descriptions in the business glossary and automatically connected data sources in the data catalogue, an individual data-contracting module complements the required data-catalogue package.

Wolf Erlewein, COO at Synabi Business Solutions, is pleased with the confidence placed: "The capabilities of the recently released version 5 of D-QUANTUM will be fully deployed for Deutsche Bahn. For us, this project could be a prelude to many more of this magnitude." Sebastian Amtage, founder and managing director of b.telligent adds with satisfaction: "We are very proud to have convinced Deutsche Bahn with b.telligent's combination of powerful software and smart consulting approach, thus allowing a use of software made in Germany."