Data Mapping Quickstart Guide

Here’s what you need to get going with Data Mapping on Transcend. Take a minute to watch our getting started tour.

In 15 minutes, you can expect to achieve a solid v1 of your Data Inventory across your vendors, complete with labeled datapoints. Then we'll dive into next steps to achieve a complete map of all data across your organization's internal data stores. You might find it helpful to keep this Concepts page in another tab as a reference for some terminology.


The easiest way to get started detecting data silos that may contain personal data in your infrastructure is a site scan. If you’ve already set up your organization on Transcend, kicking off a site scan is as easy as clicking a button.

Site Scan. In order to ensure the most up-to-date information is being used, let's start with a fresh scan of your site. It should take about 30-45 seconds.

Our site scanner will peruse data flows actively in use on your public facing website, and in a short while your scan results will appear.

Site scan results. 27 data silos found.

Browse the list of results and select the data silos that you know contain personal data. Once you’ve approved the selected data silos, you’re already off to a great start setting up your Data Inventory!

By this point, you should have solid list of your analytics, advertising, and monitoring systems, along with the datapoints in each of them, their data categories, and their purposes of processing. It should look something like this:

The data inventory view within Transcend Data Mapping


In addition to the site scanner, we recommend connecting more Silo Discovery plugins, like Okta or Segment.

To connect more Silo Discovery plugins, continue to the Data Silo Discovery guide.

After that, we'll connect some internal data stores for schema classification, and finally, generate compliance reports, like your ROPA.