Data Collection

Data collection involves the systematic gathering, storing, and analyzing of data to make informed decisions. In industrial enterprises, data collection plays a crucial role in areas such as quality management (QM), quality assurance (QS), production, logistics, and IT.


  • Data Quality: Inaccurate or incomplete data can lead to faulty analyses and decisions.
  • Data Integration: Merging data from different sources and systems can be complex and prone to errors.
  • Data Security: Safeguarding sensitive data from unauthorized access and loss is an ongoing challenge.
  • Data Accessibility: Data must be easily accessible and understandable for relevant stakeholders.

Approaches to Solutions

  • Digital Tools: Using digital applications facilitates data capture and management.
  • Automated Systems: Automated data collection reduces manual errors and enhances data quality.
  • Integrated Platforms: Utilizing integrated systems allows seamless integration and analysis of data from various sources.
  • Training: Employees should be trained in using data collection tools to ensure data quality and maintain data security.


Optimizations through digital tools, automated systems, integrated platforms, and training enhance data quality, reduce errors, and increase efficiency. High-quality data improves decision-making, enhances transparency, and optimizes business processes.


Further links:

A look inside the project: How Plasser Australia is digitising production documentation with Testify.