Note: This posted version identifies additional finalists’ names.
Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced the finalists in its 2012 Informatica Innovation Awards competition. The 11 business and technical enablement awards categories and one best-of-the-best award recognize organizations that have demonstrated leadership in using Informatica solutions to drive innovation and business success.
Honoring those enterprises that have achieved exemplary data integration results and performance, Informatica will announce the winners on May 15, 2012 at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas as part of Informatica’s 12th annual user conference - Informatica World 2012.
Finalists were selected from Informatica’s nearly 5,000 customers which best showcased their use of the Informatica Platform. The Platform helps organizations increase the value and lower the cost of data to maximize return on data, including delivering new revenue at lower costs, increasing margins and ensuring unique competitive differentiation to their businesses.
The 2012 Innovation Awards Business Enablement and Technical Enablement categories and respective finalists include:
Accelerating Shareholder Value in Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures
- Vale, Wendy’s, Large Hungarian Telecommunications Service Provider with Wipro
- D&B, PDI, Inc., PSA Insurance and Financial Services with Silverline
Delivering Trusted Information to Drive Data Governance, Compliance and Reduce Risk
- AEGON with HCL, BAP Credit Bureau, Inc., Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan with HighPoint Solutions, Morgan Stanley, Leading Retail Pharmacy with Wipro
Driving Operational Excellence by Outsourcing Noncore Functions, Modernizing the Business or Reducing IT Costs
- BBVA Compass, Central Bank of Brazil, Cox Communications with Cognizant, Discount Tire Company with Cognizant, Pfizer
Efficient Messaging Architecture
- Direct Edge, SURFACExchange, Large Global Bank, Large International Banking and Financial Services Company
Enabling Better Decision Making by Driving Business Intelligence
- Abbott, Con-way Freight, eHarmony, Georgia Department of Human Services with Deloitte Consulting LLP, Ingersoll Rand with Cognizant, Novamex
Enhancing the Informatica Marketplace
- AnalytiX Data Services, Assertive Software, Undraleu from CoeurData, Vertica, An HP company
Fortifying Overall Operations with Global Data Quality
- Fannie Mae, UMass Memorial Health Care, Large Brazilian Private University
Improving Customer Information to Enhance Customer Service or Increase Customer Revenue
- Ochsner Health System, Queensland Police Service
Megatrends – Big Data, Cloud, Social Media
- eHarmony, OppenheimerFunds, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Westpac Group New Zealand
Strengthening Partner Network Efficiency
- Avnet, eHarmony, MetLife, Deutsche Telekom
“It truly is an honor to be recognized as a finalist in the Informatica Innovation Awards program among such visionary and innovative organizations,” said Torrance Mayberry, senior systems manager, Westpac Group New Zealand. “The Informatica Platform enables Westpac to tackle our big data challenge and leverage social media data, regardless of its sheer volume or complexity, to gain deeper customer insights and compete more effectively as a customer-centric organization. We are proud to serve as a successful example to other organizations dealing with big data.”
“We’re delighted that our ongoing efforts on behalf of customers have been recognized in this elite group of finalists,” said Mike Sabin, senior vice president of Sales and Marketing Solutions, D&B. “Today’s competitive business environment requires that companies have access to the right data at the right time to make the business decisions that drive growth and profitability. Our partnership with Informatica simplifies customers’ data management processes, allowing them to leverage D&B’s trusted business insight within the applications they use every day. Processes that once required days or even weeks can now be complete in just hours.”
“The finalists in this year’s Informatica Innovation Awards showcase organizations that have achieved revolutionary results through their innovative use of data integration technology,” said Chris Boorman, chief marketing officer and senior vice president of enablement and Informatica University, Informatica. “Our customers tell us that data is their most important asset. These finalists are amazing examples of companies who are using data as the cornerstone of their key business imperatives—from attracting and retaining customers to improving efficiency and reducing costs. It is this approach which enables these organizations to maximize their return on data. We applaud their successes and are proud to have played a part.”
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