How Open-Source Can Transform Your Markit EDM Practice

As an enterprise data management consulting firm, our data management developers are deep in the trenches of their clients’ databases and play a big part in the maintenance of their environments. With years of experience under their belts, our team of data management developers has created many tools to help themselves help clients.

The problem? These tools weren’t “out-of-the-box” solutions. They needed to be built from scratch for each client.

The solution? Open-source, like the toolkit developed by the Enterprise Data Foundation.

The Enterprise Data Foundation (EDF) is a not-for-profit, self-sustaining organization. To put it simply: EDF’s toolkit was developed BY data management developers FOR data management developers. Dubbed deltaTools, their open-source set of solutions maximizes delivery velocity and code quality, dramatically reducing project risk.

We’re a big proponent of open-source for a couple reasons:

  1. 1.     The quality. EDF’s open-source tools being developed don’t just help our developers do their jobs more efficiently; they also save the organizations they are serving time, money, and manpower. Open-source means you’re getting the best effort from your data management developers, because the tools they develop make their jobs easier in order to make yours easier.
  2. 2.     The flexibility. With an open-source framework, the base of the tool is built and can be adjusted for the client’s specific needs, rather than having to start from scratch every time.

Continuus Technologies supports EDF and our expert Markit EDM data management developers have contributed their own code to the open-source pool for EDF’s use. We believe in EDF because their tools have been proven to work for us and our clients.

You can learn more about Enterprise Data Foundation, their open-source toolkit, and the benefits of open-source at