Enterprise Modeling – Set of Standards – EM-SOS!™ 2.0

Sandhill’s Enterprise Modeling – Set of Standards, EM-SOS!™ 2.0, establishes the structural and naming standards for metadata, along with associated data management, life cycle, and measurement best practices. This framework, including its automated workflows, is accessible and deployable across your enterprise – ensuring higher levels of data integrity, consistency of data meaning and reuse – while reducing redundancy and cost of ownership.

To perform a quick ‘Data Model Assessment’ to see where your organization stands relative to industry standard best practices click on the  EM-SOS!™ 2.0 link below.

EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Data Model Assessment

Product Brief

EM-SOS!™ 2.0 provides an integrated knowledge base and technology implementation framework for significantly improving data architecture and design. EM-SOS!™ 2.0 is available in Microsoft® SharePoint or stand-alone, server based format for all major enterprise data modeling products, including erwin Data Modeler and SAP PowerDesigner. EM-SOS!™ 2.0 includes all the information necessary for quickly implementing an efficient and effective modeling environment. Comprehensive and easily customizable for your specific needs, EM-SOS!™ 2.0 will help your organization get the most value from your data modeling investment. Implementing EM-SOS!™ 2.0 saves a substantial amount of “ramp-up” time by providing proven critical standards, procedures, checklists, forms, and templates. It includes comprehensive “how to” instructions presented in an intuitive web-based format. EM-SOS!™ 2.0 describes in detail the total environment necessary to successfully implement a model management infrastructure, enabling your organization to quickly create or customize the critical standards and procedures needed to fully leverage the power and promise of an enterprise data solution.

EM-SOS!™ 2.0 is offered in a tiered approach which satisfies and enhances our client’s specific needs.

Solution Overview

EM-SOS!™ 2.0 satisfies a critical need by providing an organization with required data management functionality, specifically data modeling standards management. The scale and complexity of today’s information systems is so immense that organizations must have well thought out and mature strategies to develop environments which satisfy their information needs. Both strategy and infrastructure must address requirements in the areas of system scale and scope, information security, information quality, development productivity, innovation, time to market, total cost of ownership, and user acceptance. Whether that strategy is guided by industry standards such as the CMMI DMMSM, DAMA’s DMBOK® or other methodologies, all require advancements in data design standards, project management, and performance metrics. EM-SOS!™ 2.0 evolves your data design and management environments toward achieving greater data integrity, reducing redundancy, and reusing vital data structures.

EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Starter Pack offering is an engagement designed to implement a subset of Sandhill’s Enterprise Modeling – Set of Standards (EM-SOS! ™ 2.0). Our Starter pack ensures that an organization can quickly and easily introduce critical corporate standards and best practices within their modeling environment with minimal effort

The EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Starter Pack offering consists of:

  • 21 key artifacts
  • A framework for establishing corporate standards

For complete details click on the EM-SOS™! 2.0 Tiered offerings PDF.

The EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Intermediate Pack includes everything offered in the Starter Pack, plus the following:

  • An additional 23 key artifacts
  • Indepth Standard Operating Procedures - Workflows
  • Quality Control Methods

For complete details click on the EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Tiered offerings PDF.

Sandhill’s EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Enterprise Offering leverages the full power of EM-SOS! ™ 2.0, which includes the full range of enterprise wide set of standards and best practices for the organization.

The EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Enterprise offering consists of a complete inventory of:

  • Standards and Best Practices
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Workflows
  • Quality Control Methods

For complete details click on the EM-SOS! ™ 2.0 Tiered offerings PDF.

Key Benefits

EM-SOS!™ 2.0 is a unique modeling framework that helps companies quickly implement an effective, customized modeling infrastructure.

Benefits of EM-SOS!™ 2.0

  • Rapid startup
  • Prebuilt artifacts include essential standards, procedures, automated workflows, templates, forms, metrics reports, and data management life cycle diagrams
  • Time and money savings – customize robust baseline content rather than create from scratch
  • Alleviate shortages of skilled resources
  • Based on industry standards such as CMMI DMM, DAMA DMBOK, ISO
  • Easy to personalize


Data Management Engagements

Domain Education

Sandhill Consultants offers both standardized, modular education, as well as custom training and mentoring.

Data Model and Standards Management Assessment (EM-SOS!™ 2.0)

Is a systematic analysis of client’s Data Model standards and management processes and the development of an implementation roadmap to achieve the benefits of an enterprise modeling environment. For more information click on our assessment below. 


Sandhill offers consulting and expert resourcing the following areas:

  • EM-SOS!™ 2.0 Customization
  • Data Model and Metadata Management Planning and Design
  • On-site Data Model Standardization Services
  • Customization available for other data or process modeling solutions.

Data Management Frameworks

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