The subject of data quality has become increasingly important in recent years as capital markets evolve from supply-based businesses to demand-demand driven enterprises. More organizations understand the impact of poor-quality on business performance and recognize that there is more to the subject than “data cleansing.” Service systems based on service-oriented architecture encourage a closer look at the data quality tools, and the impact of quality financial reporting on market value. This paper gives a business perspective on financial data quality from the viewpoint of enterprise systems architecture.