powerCenter Hero

Press Release

Grant Thornton Counts on Informatica to Be Its Enterprise Data Integration Platform

Leading Audit, Tax and Advisory Firm Looks to Enhance Development and Maintenance Efficiency

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 09, 2012 - 

News Facts:

  • Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Grant Thornton LLP, the U.S. member firm of Grant Thornton International, has selected the Informatica Platform as the data integration backbone for its real-time data warehousing and business intelligence initiatives.
  • By cutting data integration development and maintenance time, the Informatica Platform is helping Grant Thornton more quickly and economically adapt to client and market needs and deliver higher quality services to its clients.
  • Informatica is also helping Grant Thornton maximize its return on data by increasing the value and reducing the cost of its data. Specifically, The Informatica Platform enables Grant Thornton to maximize the value of its data by:
    • Increasing data accessibility, timeliness and trustworthiness.
    • Empowering business decision-makers with holistic, relevant and actionable data in a fraction of the time it previously took, which enables them to make better and timelier business decisions.
  • Informatica also helps the professional services giant reduce the cost of leveraging its data by:
    • Enabling data services to be launched more quickly and with minimal risk.
    • Speeding development and increasing developer productivity through extensive reuse of data integration assets.
    • Increasing data quality by automatically spotting data anomalies and eliminating errors in development and testing.
  • Grant Thornton’s Informatica Platform implementation:
    • Underpins a one terabyte SQL Server enterprise data warehouse, replacing hand-coded data integration routines that were slowing the development cycle and resulting in outdated-information that was too old for use in decision making.
    • Powers fast, cost-effective deployment and delivery of real-time Web services – such as a new client/assignment search and look-up service with sub-second response times for more than 1,000 users.
    • Captures changes in data sources as they happen using the Informatica PowerExchange Change Data Capture Option and routes the changed data to multiple target applications for consumption.
    • Supports operational data integration projects across multiple operational applications.

Supporting Quotes

  • “By using the Informatica Platform capabilities, Grant Thornton built an efficient data integration framework which has accelerated the data integration development and maintenance lifecycle by 50 percent,” said Raj Khot, IT manager, Data Integration and Business Intelligence, Grant Thornton LLP.
  • “Through its combination of real-time analytic and operational data integration, Web services, change data capture and data quality in one unified solution, the Informatica Platform enables companies like Grant Thornton to solve the problem of compromised business agility due to a tangle of different data integration technologies and less-than-efficient data movement combinations,” said Sachin Chawla, senior vice president and general manager, Enterprise Data Integration, Informatica.

Additional Links

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integration software. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their top business imperatives. Worldwide, nearly 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com. Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informatica and http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

###

Note: Informatica, PowerCenter, PowerExchange Change Data Capture Option, Informatica Platform and Informatica Data Explorer are trademarks or registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.