Canadian Wheat Board

  The Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) is the largest wheat and barley marketer in the world and one of Canada’s biggest exporters. Controlled by western Canadian farmers, the Winnipeg-based organization returns all sales revenue, less marketing costs, to farmers.

“Informatica is the glue that holds together our applications. It is a critical part of our infrastructure that keeps our business applications communicating with each other.”

Darren Whyte

Chief Architect, I&T, Canadian Wheat Board
Business Need
  • Reduce the risks associated with pricing farmers’ grain.
  • CWB lost its monopoly status, managers and sales teams needed to access better data and more sophisticated analysis in order to stay competitive.
  • Deliver timely business intelligence to decision makers, farmers and industry partners.
  • Modernize the business with industry-standard supply chain systems
  • Develop a long-term business intelligence strategy, including the creation of an enterprise data warehouse.
  • Ensure rapid, cost-effective development of new business and technology solutions.
  • Utilize data from a new supply chain platform.
Solutions & Results
  • Enabled seamless integration of business and supply-chain applications.
  • Enabled accurate, efficient migration of data from mainframe to repositories and archives.
  • Allowed for faster dissemination of business intelligence to decision-makers.
  • Improved IT productivity and efficiency.

Products & Services

Informatica PowerCenter

Accesses, integrates, and delivers any and all data quickly and cost-effectively, without hand coding.

Informatica PowerCenter Advanced Edition

Standardizes data integration at an enterprise level, across numerous projects and departments.

Success Stories