Informatica Announces 2008 Innovation Award Winners

Leading companies demonstrate return on investment and benefits of data integration

LAS VEGAS, Nev., June 03, 2008 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the leading independent provider of data integration software and services, today announced the winners of the 2008 Informatica Innovation Awards competition, spotlighting companies that have achieved unique and far-reaching business advantage through their use of Informatica solutions. The panel of judges recognized individual winners in nine Business and Technical Enablement categories, with the overall “best-of-the-best” honor going to Dutch telecommunications leader KPN for its creation of comprehensive, up-to-the-second customer views powered by accurate, real-time integrated data.

“In judging the 2008 Informatica Innovation Awards, it quickly became clear that these are companies on the cutting edge, and it has been an honor to recognize their trail-blazing efforts,” said guest judge Michael Friedenberg, CEO and president, CXO Media. “From assimilating acquisitions to delivering superior customer service to driving compliance, the winners highlight the pervasive power of clean, comprehensive and timely data, and the wealth of creative ways with which it can be leveraged for sustainable business value.”

“Informatica products and services have been critical to driving shareholder value through improved customer service,” said Jan Muchez, CIO, KPN. “To realize our Strategic Innovation goals, we built our Customer Data Cleansing platform with Informatica; it gives us real-time access and cleansing of our customer data. Our winning of the overall 2008 Innovation Award signifies industry acknowledgement of the competitive advantage this project has brought to KPN.”

The winners were announced at Informatica World 2008, the company’s 10th annual data integration showcase and user conference, attended by more than 1,200 customers, partners and industry professionals from around the world. The nine categories and eleven winners in this year’s competition underscore the broad applicability of data integration and data quality technologies in today’s market, and their vast potential for delivering business advantage. The 2008 winners in each category are:

Business Enablement Awards Winners

  • Driving shareholder value in M&A – Virgin Media
  • Delivering enhanced customer service – KPN
  • Driving operational efficiency – Oi and ING Americas
  • Enabling better decision making – Deutsche Post and Ahold Netherlands
  • Ensuring governance and compliance – Bank of America

“Our platform is a comprehensive information environment covering the total retail value chain, supporting our decision-making and analytical processes,” said Egbert Dijkstra, Global Director of Business Intelligence, Ahold Netherlands. “We use Informatica to integrate data from over 90 sources, including POS and stock data, which are loaded in real time – about 1.5 billion records a week. Thanks to rapid availability of information and a high degree of detail, this platform supports every aspect of the business and is used by individuals at all levels – from the shop floors, to business partners, to the board. In addition, over 30,000 customers access the data warehouse weekly.”

Technology Enablement Award Winners

  • Data quality – ACH Food Companies
  • On-demand data integration – Ellie Mae
  • B2B partner integration – Paramount
  • Strategic approach to enterprise data integration – Duke Energy

“Growth and acquisition has demanded that we remain flexible. At the core of that is our technology platform,” said Donnie Steward, CIO, ACH Food Companies. “Using Informatica’s technology and Velocity Methodology, we converted customer, vendor, and material data to SAP and consolidated the customer data base. At the same time, we cleansed the data – all within six months. As a result, we have streamlined our processes and improved the efficiency of conducting business with our partners. We look forward to our continued relationship and joint effort in taking our use of the Informatica toolset to the next level.”

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the leading independent provider of data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 3,200 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of varying complexity and scale. For more information, call +1 650 38 5 5000 (1 800 653 9871 in the U.S.), or visit


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