Single Point of Truth [SPOT]
The term “Single Point of Truth” (SPOT) or “Single Source of Truth (SSOT) is a structural principle for data management. It refers to a central data platform that is accessed by all other information systems that are part of the system. The aim is to create a single, generally valid data set in order to exclude redundant, contradictory or incorrect data and thus maintain the information quality at the highest possible level. This requires data processing processes within a company that constantly update, compare and cleanse this data.
The Single Point of Truth principle is often part of the considerations for establishing Business Intelligence structures within a company or organization.