What Is Data Normalisation?

27 July 2023

Michaela Gray


Due to its strategic value, gathering and analysing data is becoming a top priority for businesses. IT asset management data (ITAM) empowers organisations to identify areas for transformation, reduce costs, and become more efficient. However, without being able to access or read your ITAM data, you can’t measure it or manage it, and your organisation needs to be able to do this to gain value from it.




Data normalisation is the process of taking raw, often inconsistent data and turning it into readable, uniform information, that can be understood and used by everyone. Put simply, it organises your ITAM data into a clear and accessible format. This process helps to improve the speed, accuracy, and efficiency of the data your organisation has access to. But you may be wondering why this is important and what the benefits are. Read on to find out.


Why is data normalisation important?

Data normalisation is an exceptionally crucial task for organisations to invest in because it makes data analysis easier and ensures that the ITAM data you base your business decisions on is reliable. Without valid data to guide the decision-making process, you could make significant changes, set business goals, and even submit reports that don’t accurately represent the true state of your business, which can be a problem for meeting compliance regulations and achieving economic growth.

The process of data normalisation gives you higher quality IT insights by removing duplicate data, resolving any conflicts between different sets of data, and logically grouping relevant sets of data together. It formats your data to make it structured and standardised, resulting in more efficient and accurate data measurement and analysis.


What are the benefits of ITAM data normalisation for your business?

While there are many benefits to data normalisation, which will also vary between different industries and organisations, the key advantages include:

· More accurate results: consistent and structured data reduces the risk of inaccurate information and human error

· Increased efficiency: data normalisation not only speeds up the analysis and reporting of data, but it also means that learnings from your data can be applied more quickly too leading to faster outcomes

· Better utilisation of resources and budget: data normalisation frees up storage space within your IT infrastructure, reduces the time spent sorting and analysing data, and optimises your ITAM costs

· Full and accurate visibility of your organisation’s IT assets: to reduce software spend and unused licences

· Uncover and manage unmatched items: giving you greater visibility of potential compliance issues

· Improved data integration: gain insight into where improvements can be made

Data normalisation from License Dashboard

Our data normalisation tool collects raw data from more than 60 industry recognised inventory tools, extracts the relevant information, and standardises the data in a clear, readable format.

Delivered through our on-premise solution, License Dashboard Universal Data or as a standalone service, it gathers data at scheduled times to remove human error and free up your internal resources. We validate the data currently utilised by multiple areas of your business, helping you to make key strategic business decisions.

Are you ready to start optimising your ITAM data? Get in touch with our specialists today by booking a 1:1 call below. Alternatively, please email us at [email protected] or call 01904 562200 and one of our specialists will be in touch to discuss your requirements.

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Michaela has worked within the industry for over 11 years, both within sales and marketing. She works closely with the team to support them with all their marketing needs and maintains and promotes the License Dashboard brand.

Michaela Gray

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