Data vendors have different approaches to charging fees to their clients, and a single vendor can have a variety of different products each with its own unique charging mechanism. Some vendors also have different methods for a single product – such as Bulk, Ad-Hoc and Scheduled – and many firms may actually have a mix of these.
Xenomorph Data Use Analysis emulates these charging mechanisms, enables the recording and reporting of the data consumed, and analyses the monetary cost. This provides managers with the ability to analyse fees across various dimensions – from an individual field, to a file, system, or department. Such analysis can be applied both to historic records of consumption and to current downloads to estimate the cost of a proposed request.