Banque Accord Standardizes On Informatica To Optimize Agility And Maximize Business Efficiency

French Financial Services Provider Deploys the Informatica Platform to Build its Business around Three Million Customers

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., November 23, 2009 -  Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Banque Accord in France has standardized on Informatica to accelerate decision-making throughout the business, optimize business agility, and increase efficiency. Informatica will be the cornerstone of a data integration strategy geared to delivering timely, trustworthy data both across the bank and to its extended partner network. The bank, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Auchan group, specializes in financial products and services including payment solutions, savings, insurance and private and international payment cards. The company was previously reliant on a disparate, fragmented suite of systems to support its three million French customers.

By introducing a unified view of each customer relationship across all products and channels, based on the Informatica Platform, Banque Accord would be uniquely positioned to target new lines of business, cross-sell and up-sell financial services solutions to existing customers, and deliver a more consistent and rewarding service experience. Integrating information across the business will enable the bank to reduce the costs associated with running multiple data integration solutions and diverse business intelligence tools. Ultimately, Informatica will help reduce the costs associated with infrastructure, development, support, maintenance, and change management.

Informatica and Teradata partnered to provide Banque Accord with a powerful, flexible integration solution for data integration and data warehousing. Together, they will help the bank enhance visibility across business units, synchronise mission-critical operations, achieve transparency for regulatory compliance, and reduce costs and implementation risks.

“This standardization on Informatica is a landmark step in the bank’s journey to becoming a more agile, efficient, and customer-focused financial services provider. By unlocking crucial data and making it available in real-time to everyone in the business, Banque Accord will be poised to target new customers and better serve existing ones, grow revenues, and maximize the operating efficiency,” said Philippe Eymond Manager Urbanization, Architecture and Internet Service, Banque Accord France.

By placing right-time information at the fingertips of managers and executives, the Informatica Platform will accelerate decision-making, increase agility, and deliver a competitive edge in the bank’s strategic planning. Banque Accord chose Informatica based on a rigorous proof of concept (POC). The determining factors were the market proven quality of the solution set, its rich functionality, and professional nature of the Informatica team.

“This implementation at one of France’s most respected financial services institutions extends Informatica’s success in the sector,” said Chris Boorman, chief marketing officer, Informatica Corporation. “Business agility in the financial market is all about access to timely, relevant, and trusted information. The Informatica real-time data integration platform has a proven track record in helping organizations like Banque Accord to react more quickly to the demands of the market, changing market conditions, and competitive threats.”

About Banque Accord
Banque Accord, subsidiary of Auchan Group, specializes in electronic money transfers, management of cash cards and consumer credit. Banque Accord has approximately six million customers in Europe, including three million in France. Transactions made with Banque Accord cards exceed [euro]7.7 billion. The Bank employs 1,800 people in Europe (Lille, Paris, Tours, Warsaw, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Dublin, Budapest, and Bucharest), Russia (Moscow and Kiev) and China (Shanghai). For more information, visit

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) is the world’s number one independent leader in data integration software. The Informatica Platform provides corporations with a comprehensive, unified, open and economical approach to lower IT costs and gain competitive advantage from their information assets. More than 3,850 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to access, integrate and trust their information assets held in the traditional enterprise and in the internet cloud. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit


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