U.S. Xpress Enterprises “Drives” Savings Of $6 Million Annually With Informatica Data Quality

Leading Truckload Carrier Reduces Truck Idle Time, Increases Operating Margins Through Pervasive Data Quality

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., July 12, 2010 -  News Facts:
  • Today Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of enterprise data integration software, announced that U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc., one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, has implemented Informatica Data Quality and Informatica Data Explorer to help better manage truck idle time, leading to improved customer service and an annual savings of six million dollars across its fleet of trucks.
  • According to U.S. Xpress CTO Tim Leonard, Informatica enables the company to achieve rich data from its vehicles’ in-cab systems, and through data cleansing of vehicle location information, to now receive an accurate picture of vehicle movements and reduce costly truck idle time.
  • The Informatica solution:
    • Improves the stability of its vehicle maintenance system through data profiling, optimizing staff time and saving more than one million dollars each year.
    • Was deployed in four and a half months by U.S. Xpress and delivered a 100 percent return on investment after only three months in production.
    • Easily identifies duplicate data across truck locations via locale-aware data matching rules.
    • Enriches data with global address cleansing and integrated geocoding (latitude and longitude coordinates of an address), enabling rapid and substantial reduction in truck idle time.
    • Profiles enterprise data, giving the company an accurate picture of data content, quality, structure and relevance before placing the data into its master data management system.
    • Empowers business analysts and data stewards to take charge of their data quality, providing web-based scorecards and tools to measure data quality and deploy data quality rules to applications.
  • Hundreds of U.S. Xpress logistics staffers across the country use an Informatica Data Quality scorecard-based dashboard to help them manage truck idle time.
  • Plans include the development of a new real-time enterprise data warehouse environment, based on Informatica, with the potential to drive cost savings of between nine and 20 million dollars over two years.

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  • “We deployed Informatica technology over a period of four and a half months, to help tackle our truck downtime,” said Tim Leonard, CTO and vice president for information technology, U.S. Xpress Enterprises, Inc. “Almost immediately, we cut the percentage of time our trucks stands idle from the high 80’s, to just over 50 percent. That is saving the company millions every year – equivalent to a return on investment in only three months. To say the U.S. Xpress board is ecstatic would underestimate how well the project has been received.”
  • “Poor quality data has an insidious effect on business efficiency,” said Ivan Chong, executive vice president, Data Quality Product Division, Informatica. “Often an organization doesn’t even know where the problem is coming from, but clearly realizes the negative impact of poorly performing systems, high operating costs and missed business opportunities. As U.S. Xpress demonstrates, an Informatica Data Quality solution can empower the business to actually take charge of data quality and have a significant impact on a company’s bottom line. U.S. Xpress quickly identified and resolved quality issues, enabling continual quality monitoring and improvement, which allows data to drive business efficiency.”

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