Global Metadata Variable
Provide functionality for metadata variables to be referenced globally within other metadata templates.
For example, company regions change annually. If we need to add a new region (South) to our current regions (Central, East, West), we have to update each individual template with a region field. It would be ideal if we could update the regions in one global variable that can then be referenced in all metadata templates. This process today is time consuming, decentralized, and error prone.
We would also use this for information like status, vendor (where information is provided by or related to a specific vendor), department codes, states, project names/identifiers, and other helpful information that should be consistently entered for reporting and searching purposes.