Record Number Of Finalists Announced For 2009 Informatica Innovation Awards

Ninth Annual Awards Recognize Category Leaders Using Informatica Data Integration Platform to Drive Business Value

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., May 14, 2009 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the leading independent provider of data integration software and services, today announced the business and technology enablement finalists in its 2009 Informatica Innovation Awards competition, recognizing organizations whose innovative uses of the Informatica Data Integration Platform illustrate the exemplary business value gained through broader data integration. Nine individual business and technology enablement category winners will be announced on June 2nd as part of Informatica’s virtual awards ceremony. Additionally, eleven vertical industry winners and one overall award for “A Strategic Approach to Data Integration” winner, will be selected from the overall finalists.

The 2009 finalists were selected from over 3,600 Informatica customers for their leadership and innovation in using the Informatica Data Integration Platform to drive competitive advantage and operational efficiencies in their organizations. Informatica executives and external judges including Mark Smith, CEO and founder, Ventana Research, and Bob Melk, SVP and Group Publisher,IDG ENTERPRISE, will select the winners from a strong stable of finalists.

“This year’s Informatica Innovation Awards exemplify some of the highest achievements and vision in the areas of data integration and data quality for driving operational efficiency,” said Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research. “Helping to select the finalists from a pool of such excellent candidates, all of whom are worthy of recognition, is a difficult yet rewarding task.”

The 2009 Innovation Award business and technology enablement categories and respective finalists are:

  • Enabling Better Decision Making by Driving Business Intelligence - Carnival Cruise Lines, Centene, NBC Universal
  • Delivering Trusted Information To Drive Data Governance And Reduce Risk – Centene, CNA Insurance with Accenture, Smith & Nephew
  • Accelerating Shareholder Value In Mergers And Acquisitions – Bank of New York Mellon with Wipro, Duke Energy, Whitney National Bank , TUI Travel Plc
  • Driving Operational Excellence By Outsourcing Noncore Functions, Modernizing The Business, Or Reducing IT Costs – BNSF, Dell, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company with Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Improving Customer Information To Enhance Customer Service Or Increase Customer Revenue –  Australian Department of Innovation Industry, Science and Research (DIISR), Carnival Cruise Lines, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company, Nike
  • Strengthening Partner Network Effectiveness – Bank of America, GfK Retail and Technology France, Zyme Solutions
  • Fortifying Overall Operations With Global Data Quality – Avaya, Smith & Nephew, Whitney National Bank
  • Cloud Computing – Bax Global/Schenker, Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Company

Finalists Speak Up

“As Whitney Bankers, we distinguish ourselves by the quality of service we provide to our customers,” said Debbie Dawson, enterprise data architect for Whitney National Bank. “Informatica Data Quality was a critical component in ensuring accurate customer relationship data during one of the largest acquisitions we undertook. Informatica enabled us to successfully meet the challenges of integrating data between the two banks, ensuring we were able to effectively retain and serve our customers.”

“With Zyme now processing 10 million transactions per week in different formats from 140 countries on behalf of our customers, we wanted an industry-standard solution to support our growing data processing and data aggregation needs,” said Tim Dimbero, SVP of Operations for Zyme Solutions. “Informatica has enabled us to decrease the time for on-boarding new EDI feeds from customers from three weeks to one week, giving us the ability maintain our competitive advantage by helping us deliver timely and accurate data to our customers. Together, Informatica and Zyme have a shared vision of addressing the challenges with intercompany data-quality.”

“The Australian government's business portal provides online search and access to publicly available information about Australian businesses. It handles between 12 to 18 million searches a month against a database of over 8 million businesses and 18 million business names,” said Theresa Macgregor, Technical Manager OES Applications Development at The Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research. “The Informatica Identity Resolution solution has contributed to our charter of reducing the red tape burden for small businesses, by providing a reliable online service that delivers accurate, up-to-date information for use in compliance activities.”

For more information on the Innovation Awards please visit the Informatica Awards page.

About Informatica

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