All of the traditional aspects of data cleansing that apply to on-premise software systems also apply to cloud-based services and applications, but there are additional challenges to take into consideration. The types of questions that arise are:

This article addresses the challenges and many of the common questions that companies have regarding data cleansing in the cloud. Data cleansing, also referred to as data scrubbing, becomes necessary and critical to preserve data integrity rules when: new systems are integrated with existing systems; a legacy system is retired and the data needs to be extracted and migrated into a new application or system; or a company merger or acquisition occurs and multiple systems require integration to ensure continued business as one entity. These three scenarios become a bit more complex because the integration points can be cloud to cloud or cloud to on premise.

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