Metagenix says it is releasing a new Data Quality Auditing (DQA) product, MetaPure, to beta sites at a select group of Fortune 500 customers.

MetaPure is aimed at organizations with data-quality-dependent enterprise systems, such as CRM, SCM, and ERP. It combines both data auditing and business process analyses.

Built around an interface and platform developed for use across departments, data warehouses and silos, MetaPure works by applying specific business rules as a continuous check of data quality, providing real-time, up-to-date scorecards and reports that measure and archive data quality across the enterprise.

“The issue of data quality continues to be thought of in the old paradigm of data hygiene,” Greg Leman, president and chief executive officer of Durham-based Metagenix, said in a statement. “Now as enterprise systems grow in complexity, cost, and importance, the paradigm needs to shift so that data quality means more than address standardization. We believe that data quality auditing will prove to be a cornerstone of the success of large enterprise systems.”

MetaPure, whose general release is scheduled for January 2003, offers protection against “dirty data” entering an enterprise system and enables systems personnel to correct data quality problems. It is designed to work in almost all client-server environments, such as Windows NT, Linux, and UNIX.