This Enterprise Data Model provides a unified view of the data produced and consumed throughout an organization. It includes an appropriate industry viewpoint. An Enterprise Data Model (EDM) is a single integrated data definition independent of any system or application. It is unaffected by "how" the data is obtained, stored, processed, or accessed. The model brings together, formalizes, and represents the things that are important to an organization and the rules that govern them. An EDM is an architectural data framework that is used to integrate data. It identifies data that is shareable and redundant across functional and organizational boundaries.