Informatica Customers Earn Prestigious Ventana Research Leadership Awards

Two Companies Honored in the Best CIO and Information Management Categories for 2013

Redwood City, Calif., July 15, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number one independent provider of data integration software, today announced that two Informatica customers were named Leaders in the  Ventana Research 2013 Leadership Awards, which honor the leaders and pioneers who have contributed to their organizations' successes.

Informatica customers taking home top Leadership Awards in their respective categories are:

·         UMASS Memorial Health Care: Leadership Award For CIO George Brenckle

·         SportScheck: IT Leadership Award for Information Management

The Ventana Research Leadership Awards recognize organizations and supporting technology vendors that have effectively achieved superior results through using people, processes, information and technology while applying best practices within specific business and technology categories. The Informatica customers receiving these awards each use the industry-leading Informatica Platform as the basis for putting the potential of their information to work.

UMASS Memorial Health Care, the largest not-for-profit healthcare delivery system in Central Massachusetts, undertook the Cornerstone initiative to transform the way data is used across its medical center, four community hospitals, more than 60 outpatient clinics, and the University of Massachusetts Medical School, a clinical partner. Cornerstone implements common patient, clinical and financial systems and drives consistent processes and workflows to optimize healthcare delivery and improve patient outcomes, grow the patient population and increase efficiency. UMASS Memorial Health Care used Informatica to establish a data integration and data quality initiative that can now incorporate data from its clinical, financial and administrative sources. The success of Cornerstone has resulted in primary patient panel analytics, online diabetes care, a command center for the ICU, and compliance with Medicare programs.

SportScheck, one of the most successful sporting goods chains in Germany, has online and traditional storefronts that service millions of customers annually. SportScheck undertook a far-reaching initiative to standardize its product representations and brand identity across all retail channels. The project included standardizing customer engagement and loyalty programs. SportScheck used the Product Information Management solution from Heiler, an Informatica company. Part of what made SportScheck stand out in the Information Management Category was its commitment to using data for an outstanding customer experience.    

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Supporting Quotes

·         "It is an honor to recognize winners of the 2013 Leadership Awards, which highlight individuals and organizations across 25 categories," said Mark Smith, CEO and chief research officer at Ventana Research. "These winners all have a pioneering approach and drive for organizational effectiveness, innovation and efficiency. We congratulate Informatica for helping their customers lead initiatives that are transformative."

·         "Informatica customers continually amaze and inspire us with the ways in which they use data to drive change and garner organizational excellence," said Marge Breya, chief marketing officer at Informatica. "George Brenckle at UMASS shows how powerful and far-reaching a CIO's vision can be. Similarly, SportScheck used information management as a key driver for its most important business function, which is delivering the best possible customer experience. I congratulate both organizations for their extraordinary efforts and feel honored to be teaming with both companies to achieve great results for their business."

About Informatica 

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number one independent provider of data integrationsoftware. Organizations around the world rely on Informatica to realize their information potential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, the industry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM), powers the unique "Map Once. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of the Informatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend on Informatica to fully leverage their information assets from devices to mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit Connect with Informatica at, and

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