Zyme Solutions Delivers Superior Channel Intelligence Services With Informatica Data Integration Platform

Channel Intelligence Innovator Improves Customer On-Boarding Time from Three Weeks to One Week with Informatica Data Exchange Solution

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., April 28, 2009 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the leading independent provider of data integration software and services, today announced that Zyme Solutions, a leading provider of channel intelligence solutions to the high tech industry, has implemented the Informatica Data Integration Platform to improve customer on-boarding time and to provide best-in-class data management services across its fast growing customer base. With the help of Informatica Professional Services and Informatica technology, Zyme has further enhanced its world-class services by  reducing the time required to on-board new clients and new channel data sources from three weeks to just one week.

“Informatica gives Zyme Solutions a competitive advantage by helping us to deliver timely and accurate data to our customers. Using Informatica, Zyme is on-boarding EDI feeds faster than before ― freeing up development resources to address other important tasks,” says Ted Dimbero, senior vice president of operations for Zyme Solutions.   “Partnering with Informatica reinforces the confidence our customers have that Zyme’s best-in-class channel intelligence services platform is powered by state-of-the-art, industry-standard, data integration solutions,” added Dimbero.

A pioneering provider of hosted channel intelligence services, Zyme is using the Informatica Data Aggregation solution to extract partner data on sales and inventory worldwide on behalf of leading technology companies. Zyme then cleanses, analyzes and delivers the data back to its customers to support business processes in finance, sales, marketing, supply chain and other critical functional areas. Data volumes are expected to double in the next year from the current 10 million transactions a week.  Data is obtained from diverse sources in 140 countries and in hundreds of different formats – from EDI and XML files to spreadsheets and PDFs to free form text.  Zyme is leveraging a comprehensive set of Informatica solutions- including Informatica PowerCenter, Informatica B2B Data Exchange, Informatica B2B Data Transformation, and Informatica Data Quality - to process this data efficiently, speed-up  the on-boarding process for new customers, while ensuring data quality and accuracy.

Zyme has deployed Informatica B2B Data Transformation to automate transformation of the diverse data formats that are received each week into a standard format for analysis. Providing any-to-any data format transformation, for both structured and unstructured data, Informatica B2B Data Transformation enables Zyme to quickly create rules-based data transformations without requiring custom coding by developers. In addition to reducing development work and improving customer on-boarding time, the solution provides Zyme with greater ability to scale as its data feeds proliferate, data volumes grow, and the data itself increases in granularity and complexity.

Zyme is also deploying Informatica Data Quality to validate and cleanse data arriving from its customers’ channel partners. The various Informatica products being leveraged by Zyme share a common developer toolset, driving operational efficiency. Informatica Professional Services has been involved from the beginning of Zyme’s Informatica implementation to help speed-up time-to-market for its solution. The channel data exchange element, based on Informatica B2B Data Transformation, was developed and deployed in less than two weeks, for example.

“An important challenge facing business and information service providers is creating a repeatable process for rapidly and cost-effectively on-boarding new customers, while scaling the data platform for handling growing volumes of new business,” said Girish Pancha, general manager, Data Integration, Informatica. “IT-decision makers can have the confidence that Informatica’s proven track record empowers world-class service providers like Zyme to successfully address all the data integration components of this challenge, from data quality issues to handling any type and any size of data with high performance, to enabling repeatable processes for customer on-boarding, governance and compliance. We are pleased to be part of Zyme’s success in delivering innovative channel intelligence services.”

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About Zyme Solutions
Zyme Solutions is a leading provider of channel intelligence solutions to the high-tech industry, helping customers manage their indirect sales channel and improve channel performance through data-driven insight.  On behalf of leading technology companies, Zyme collates millions of private POS and inventory transactions each week reported by distribution and retail channel partners in 140 countries. Zyme cleanses, analyzes and delivers this data into mission critical business processes like revenue recognition, rebate program payments, and supply chain planning. Zyme's unique Service-On-Software offering, along with superior customer service and domain expertise has earned Zyme an unparalleled reputation for value. For more information call 1-877-262-8993 or visit www.zymesolutions.com

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the leading independent provider of enterprise 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 3,600 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, please visit www.informatica.com.


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