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Data governance combines the disciplines of data quality, data management, data policy management, business process management and risk management into a methodology that ensures important data assets are formally managed throughout an enterprise. SAS has developed a cohesive suite of technologies that can be used to implement efficient and effective data governance initiatives, thereby improving an enterprise's overall data management efficiency. This paper discusses data governance best practices. It explains where and how SAS® capabilities (such as the business data network, reference data management, data federation, data quality, data management and master data management) can be used to help data governance initiatives remain successful, continue to deliver overall return on investment and gain acceptance across the enterprise.