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Question: In the area of DW reporting policy, what are your thoughts on operational reporting coming from a DW environment supporting legal or contractual obligations, such as bounty or commission payments? There is pressure to have the DW provide this information, as the load on the source systems is intense. I'm worried about the legal footing of reporting information for this type of purpose, in the event of litigation over accuracy of payments. The DW is not the "system of record" for this information and I doubt it can be made so, even with draconian auditing and tracking, unless a complete separate, isolated, path would be established to ensure an untainted linage.

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