Informatica World, SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 16, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica®, the Enterprise Cloud Data Management leader accelerating data-driven digital transformation, today announced the winners of the 2017 Informatica Innovation Awards. This prestigious award was given to17 organizations during a cocktail reception on May 15 at Informatica World® in San Francisco. Now in its 17th year, the annual Informatica Innovation Awards program recognizes organizations that demonstrate vision, creativity and leadership in the use of Informatica solutions to transform business through data.

Nominations for Informatica Innovation Awards are judged on multiple criteria, including transformational impact, creativity and innovation, leverage and scope, complexity, and environmental or social impact. Drawn from more than 7,000 Informatica customers, this year’s seven winners and 10 honorees have unleashed the power of data to achieve exceptional results in the areas of cloud, data-driven digital transformation, governance and compliance, efficiency and growth, and more.
The 2017 Innovation Awards winners are:

  • Allegis Group – Allegis Group, the global leader in talent solutions, needed to drive trusted, 360-degree customer views and improved analytics across its more than 500 offices. To link and manage multiple, previously un-linkable data while enabling new processes, governance and quality standards, Allegis Group deployed Informatica MDM with Informatica Big Data Relationship Management® and DaaS capabilities. Armed with the ability to now quickly ingest and combine any data in any format from any source, including master customer data from Salesforce and PeopleSoft, Allegis Group is successfully positioned to drive large-scale customer 360 analytics for real-time business insight.
  • Freddie Mac with KPMG – Chartered by Congress to provide liquidity, stability and affordability to the U.S. housing market, Freddie Mac deployed Informatica Data Quality, Informatica MDM and Informatica Metadata Manager and Business Analyst as part of its efforts to accurately inform business decisions and streamline the management and mining of more than 5.3 billion data points.
  • Eli Lilly Japan K.K. – Eli Lilly Japan K.K., a subsidiary of leading global pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly & Company, aspires to improve outcomes for individual patients through innovative medicines and meaningful solutions, while providing unparalleled customer experiences. To accomplish this, the company launched a data transformation program using Informatica, to significantly modernize its data infrastructure, improve operational efficiency, add data integration capabilities and substantially enhance data governance. Today, Eli Lilly Japan K.K. has a great data foundation enabling unparalleled experiences across multiple channels. The organization can also drive timely business decisions and credibility among stakeholders, while positioning the company for local and global success.
  • KPN – Dutch telecom leader Royal KPN used Informatica to deliver a centrally managed, trusted view of its data and increase collaboration across the enterprise. The approach helped improve KPN's customer loyalty scores and reduce data-related processes by 60 percent.
  • McKesson with partner Slalom Consulting – McKesson wanted its new Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) solution for its McKesson Technology Solutions (MTS)[1] segment to provide accurate and consolidated customer information. Yet, no single view of the customer was possible across MTS’ five business units as each of them ran its own instance of Salesforce. With strategic and project support from Slalom, a purpose-driven consulting firm, MTS implemented Informatica Cloud® Customer 360 to perform customer master harmonization within Salesforce, along with Informatica DaaS, to enrich and increase the accuracy of customer records. As a result, MTS streamlined its order-to-cash operations, reduced the time and resources required to manage customer data, and gained access to consolidated master customer records. 
  • Raymond James Financial – As a diversified financial services firm, Raymond James must track and monitor critical financial data and ensure client privacy. To help with those tasks, Raymond James implemented Informatica Secure@Source® to power continued proactive protection of customer information. The firm can leverage actionable insights to quickly and appropriately protect valuable information on a continuous basis.
  • UBS – One of the world’s largest financial firms, UBS provides wealth management, asset management and investment banking services for private, corporate and institutional clients worldwide. Like most global banks, it is essential that UBS maintains data quality of its IT asset inventory for accurate billing, impact analysis, risk analysis and regulatory compliance. UBS implemented Informatica solutions to improve its data governance framework and data quality used to manage IT assets for processes involving business continuity, billing and operational risk. In addition to improving the accuracy of billing and reducing the risk of IT outages, UBS also gained insight to perform impact analysis and uncover previously unknown opportunities for process and IT simplification.

In addition, Informatica also celebrated 10 honoree organizations:

  • Carbonite
  • Hudson’s Bay Company with Infoverity
  • Jewelry TV
  • Johnson & Johnson with Cognizant
  • Merck
  • MetLife with Cognizant
  • Worldwide online payments organization with Deloitte
  • Global property and casualty insurance company with Trianz
  • Global computer technology company
  • Indonesian telecommunications company

Supporting Quotes:

  • “Transitioning toward a customer-centric model needs a comprehensive data strategy to meet changing customer demand for services in a real-time and relevant context, with seamless collaboration between processes, IT and data chains,” said Joris Lindenhovius, manager of the Data Quality Competency Center, KPN.
  • “Protecting our clients’ privacy and sensitive data is a priority,” said Leigh Freijo, manager, Architecture and Core Services – Database Administration, Raymond James Financial. “Informatica helps us be genuinely proactive in our data security and has strengthened our position as a trusted financial partner to our clients.”
  • “Informatica Innovation Awards winners are data-driven organizations that are using data to make possible what never before existed,” said Sally Jenkins, executive vice president and chief marketing officer, Informatica. “We are proud to partner with them to help unleash the power of data as they realize new opportunities, transform their businesses and intelligently disrupt their industries.”

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[1] On March 2, 2017, Change Healthcare and McKesson announced the closing of their transaction to form a new healthcare technology company. The new company is called Change Healthcare and includes the majority of the MTS businesses.

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