Conceptual question - source of data in an account
Posted on 2014-04-21
This is just a conceptual question. Let's say there is a consolidated account on a mainframe at company headquarters. Numerous accounts from numerous divisions spread out across the country transfer data into that particular consolidated account. There is an IT department at company headquarters as well as one at each division. Should the IT department at company headquarters have a list of all divisions and their associated accounts that transfer data into the consolidated account? The reason for my inquiry is because I work at one of the divisions and am being asked by headquarters for all of our divisional accounts that transfer data into that specific consolidated account. It is going to be a complicated task because we have many, many divisional accounts that transfer date to many accounts at headquarters. It would seem to me that it would be easier to request a list from the IT department at headquarters of all accounts that transfer data into the consolidated account as opposed to reaching out to the divisions and having them try to trace which of their accounts are going into the consolidated account. Any thoughts? Thanks.