For managers and stakeholders that care about being “covered” during audits, traceability is vital. If you’re responsible for deciding what goes into products and how to market them, you need traceability too.
When you think about connecting data, what do you envision?
If sifting through spreadsheets, email archives and documents for critical bits of information comes to mind, you’re a member of large, overworked club. Where connected data is stored is one part of the problem; that data is the only focus is another.
Today, companies subject to regulations and audits use traceability to “show work” and document the products, versions or variants they’re building. But the value of traceability extends beyond engineering activities and compliance concerns to business interests too.