SOR stand for the System of Record. A system of records (SOR) is an ISRS (information storage and retrieval system) that is the authoritative source for a particular data element in a system containing multiple sources of the same element. To ensure data integrity, there must be one -- and only one -- system of records for a given amount of information. When data exists on multiple computers as a result of editing or data processing, subtle differences often arise. Discrepancies can be caused by bugs, specifics of file format conversion, multiple edits by humans, or changes in deadlines such as calendar updates. For information that does not change, such as historical data, SOR provides a traceable source of the original data. For information subject to change, such as bank account balances, SOR provides the most current information. According to data warehousing specialist Bill Inmon, each system of record shares the following characteristics: it provides the most complete, most accurate and most timely data, has the best structural conformance to the data model, is operational as the point of entry. is closest. And it can be used to feed other systems.
A SOR is your single source for Enterprise Content Management (ECM), and the foundation of any Information Lifecycle Management (ILM). This diagram illustrates the stages of an efficient and adaptable information lifecycle, and an easy-to-use guide from collection and capture through the ECM stages to maintain and destroy. With a SOR, your company: