Actelion Drives Business Agility with Informatica Cloud

Biopharmaceutical Leader Improves Customer Care and Ability to Scale with Hybrid Cloud Integration Solution

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 11, 2013 - 

News Facts:

  • Biopharmaceutical leader Actelion Pharmaceuticals has increased its ability to fulfill its internal data access and reporting requirements with the help of Informatica Cloud integration, resulting in improved customer care, agility in regulatory compliance and a speedy return on investment.. 
  • Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world’s number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that Actelion Pharmaceuticals U.S. has implemented Informatica Cloud Enterprise—a hybrid cloud and on-premise integration platform—to power a complete, trusted and real-time view of its physician data, thereby enabling more agile business analytics and faster, less costly reporting.
  • Actelion is using Informatica Cloud to continuously replicate time-sensitive data from its cloud-based Salesforce/Veeva Salesforce Automation (SFA) implementations to its on-premise business intelligence data warehouse – accomplishing in just minutes what used to take hours using other data solutions for salesforce automation and data integration.
  • Combining software as a service (SaaS) and on-premise integration capabilities in a single platform, Informatica Cloud allows Actelion to take a flexible, hybrid integration approach and best meet business and market change. Actelion benefits from a cloud-based, self-service interface for day-to-day data integration tasks and the ability to use complementary components of the Informatica Platform, such as Informatica PowerCenter and PowerExchange, in a unified environment when more complex business rules and data transformations are necessary.
  • Informatica allows Actelion to:
    • Optimize its customer care – Complete and timely data is driving more agile and flexible customer and sales analytics.
    • Drive regulatory compliance – Faster, more accurate data is helping to support compliance with exacting healthcare regulations.
    • Dramatically decrease costs – SaaS integration and data replication are lowering the time and resources required by as much as 80 percent, compared to the development and operational management of traditional, purpose-built interfaces.
    • Increase the speed of integration – Informatica Cloud Enterprise’s hybrid integration platform quickly integrates nearly any data from almost any system used by the enterprise, enabling Actelion to integrate its many operational systems to its data stores with an agile, repeatable and scalable methodology.
  • Additionally, Informatica has delivered rapid time-to-value and time-to-payback as a result of its:
    • Ease of use – An Actelion team member with no specialized integration skills began replicating Salesforce/Veeva SFAdata within five minutes of using Informatica Cloud integration.
    • Cost-effectiveness – Informatica delivered a complete return on investment within just a few months by decreasing resources, process and service costs.

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Supporting quotes

  • “Information Management professionals are charged with safeguarding the ‘information payload’ of their organization in the midst of an exponential proliferation of both data volume and system complexity. Informatica Cloud is superbly qualified to address this problem, quickly and directly.” said John Zacharakis, senior data architecture manager, Actelion Pharmaceuticals US. “Actelion is putting our information potential to work with this remarkable and powerful hybrid cloud integration solution.”
  • “Like Actelion, many organizations can benefit from the hybrid cloud integration made possible by Informatica Cloud Enterprise,” said Juan Carlos Soto, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud Integration, Informatica. “Actelion’s use of Informatica Cloud and PowerCenter highlights how fast and easy it is for both technical and non-technical personnel to achieve high-value business results. At the same time, it underscores the solution’s breadth and ability to bring the powerful capabilities of the Informatica Platform to bear on even the most complex and demanding integration requirements.”

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