Harte-Hanks Trillium Software and Patni Computer Systems Align to Deliver Enhanced Data Quality
Patni Will Provide Organizations With Data Quality Assessment Using TS Discovery and TS Insight; Leading Real Estate Company Already Reaps Benefits of This Relationship
BILLERICA, MA--(Marketwire - December 11, 2007) - Trillium Software®, a
business of Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS), and a leading enabler of Total Data
Quality solutions, today announced that it has entered a relationship
with Patni Computer Systems (NYSE: PTI), a leading global Information Technology (IT) consulting and services
provider, to help provide organizations with an assessment of their data
quality needs. Additionally, the two organizations already have implemented
a successful solution at a leading underwriter that has been serving the
title insurance needs of both residential and commercial customers for more
than 20 years.
Under terms of the agreement, Patni will utilize Trillium Software's TS
Discovery and TS Insight solutions as part of a data investigation,
analysis and reporting process to deliver a comprehensive data quality
assessment offering. As part of its global delivery model and a "Six
Sigma" quality approach to furthering its customers' business initiatives,
Patni consultants can now use Trillium Software's solutions for
identifying, capturing and monitoring problems that are inherent in
enterprise data, and offer its enterprise customers a data quality
dashboard containing advanced reporting, trending and scorecards.
At the Patni customer site, a real estate services firm with more than 5000
members, TS Discovery is being used to profile enterprise data,
prior to building data extraction, transformation and loading processes for
migrating mainframe source data to a target SQL Server 2005 RDBMS. Based
on Patni's assessment of this organization's needs, the objective of the TS
Discovery implementation was to:
-- Identify inconsistencies and anomalies within the source data that
would interfere with a smooth ETL [extract-transfer-load data]
transformation process, thereby reducing the number of iterations during
the actual ETL migration process.
-- Eliminate assumptions made by both business and information technology
professionals regarding the content and structure of the data prior to the
building of a data model for the target database.
-- Provide a collaborative environment for both business and IT
professionals to make informed decisions regarding the validity, integrity
and usefulness of the source data.
-- Identify unknown relationships between and among customers, agents,
distributors and third parties across multiple databases.
"As data quality continues to become more of an enterprise issue,
organizations are looking for a set of best practices to help them 'jump
start' initiatives," said Umesh Karpe, head of delivery, business
intelligence practice, for Patni. "The combination of Patni's widely
recognized Six Sigma-based DQ assessment and cleansing services and
Trillium Software's industry-leading products provide the one-stop,
end-to-end data quality solutions that companies are seeking."
"As one of the leading IT services consultants in the world, Patni brings a
wealth of experience and proven methodologies to the development and
maintenance of enterprise applications," said Len Dubois, vice president,
marketing, Harte-Hanks Trillium Software. "We see a great synergy in
working with Patni team members given their expertise in data management
and our best-of-breed products and knowledge of the data quality market."
Patni Computer Systems Limited (BSE:
PATNI COMPUT) (NSE: PATNI) (NYSE: PTI) is a global provider of IT Services
and business solutions, servicing Global 2000 clients. Patni caters to its
clients through its industry-focused practices, including insurance,
financial services, manufacturing, life sciences, telecommunications and
media & entertainment, and its technology-focused practices.
With an employee strength of over 14,000, multiple global delivery centers
spread across 12 cities worldwide, and 21 international offices across the
Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific, Patni has registered revenues of US $579
million for the year 2006. Patni's service offerings include application
development and maintenance, enterprise application solutions, business and
technology consulting, product engineering services, infrastructure
management services, business process outsourcing, quality assurance and
Committed to quality, Patni adds value to its clients' businesses through
well-established and structured methodologies, tools and techniques. Patni
is an ISO 9001: 2000-certified and SEI-CMMI Level 5 organization, assessed
enterprise wide at P-CMM Level 3. In keeping with its focus on continuous
process improvements, Patni adopts Six Sigma practices as an integral part
of its quality and process frameworks. For more information on Patni, visit
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process of "customer optimization" -- organized around five strategic
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providing global data profiling, data cleansing, enhancement, and data
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