To manage your data like a valuable business asset, you need the right technology infrastructure. You also need to support this technology with the right kinds of processes and methodologies to ensure that the technology infrastructure is used optimally to serve the needs of the business—today and well into the future. Informatica has pioneered proven methodologies that supply a managed approach to data integration. The Informatica Platform is fully compatible with these best-in-class methodologies.

An Integration Competency Center (ICC) or integration center of expertise (COE) is a shared service function performing data integration, system integration, or enterprise application integration. An ICC guides a group of people with special skills, who are centrally coordinated, to offer specialized services to complete a data integration project that requires separate functions to work together.

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Lean Integration builds on the ICC model with a factory-like approach to data integration. Based on the lean management system used in manufacturing, Lean Integration is designed to optimize performance in terms of cost, speed, and quality. Lean integration uses mass-customization techniques to build and continuously improve data integration solutions.

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Lean Data Management is an efficient, sustainable, long-term strategy to resolve the problems of massive data growth in both production and non-production environments. Leveraging the core principles of the lean manufacturing process, Lean Data Management incorporates a unique set of processes, standards, resources, and technology to maximize IT operational efficiencies, reduce costs, and overcome the challenges of Big Data in organizations worldwide.

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