LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg Builds Sales With Informatica Data Integration Platform

Leading German building and loan association standardizes on Informatica

PowerCenter



Sep 11, 2006, 01:00 ET from Informatica Corporation

    FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   INFA), a leading provider of data integration
 software, today announced that LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBS-BW), one of
 Germany's most successful building and loan associations, has successfully
 implemented the Informatica PowerCenter data integration platform to help
 drive new sales and enhance customer service. Serving as the data
 integration backbone powering the association's enterprise-wide sales
 information system, PowerCenter provides LBS-BW with the consistent,
 redundancy-free master data necessary for fast, accurate sales reporting
 and improved performance management across all its sales channels.
     "Informatica PowerCenter plays an essential role in the overall
 information architecture at LBS-BW, enabling all sales channels to be
 controlled quantitatively and qualitatively," said Juergen Brunner, group
 leader of DWH/SAP application at LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg. "We selected
 PowerCenter for its broad data-sourcing capabilities, superior performance,
 and ability to automatically detect faults and exceptions in the data to
 ensure data quality. These attributes, combined with its proven flexibility
 and scalability, ensure that PowerCenter will continue to play a pivotal
 role in helping us extend our current business intelligence environment."
     With approximately 1.8 million contracts, a building-loan volume of
 approximately 43 billion euros and a balance sheet total of 9.4 billion
 euros, LBS-BW employs 978 back-office professionals and a fulltime field
 force of about 500. The association uses PowerCenter to integrate and
 cleanse large volumes of data across multiple disparate internal and
 external information sources, including third-party market research data.
     The consolidated data is used by key LBS-BW business partners,
 including savings banks and savings bank insurance businesses throughout
 Baden- Wuerttemberg, which receive extensive amounts of information via the
 sales information system. LBS-BW regional and district field directors can
 also access the consolidated data via their laptops, enabling them to look
 up sales-relevant information and figures in table and graph form while in
 the field, without connecting to the company network.
     "LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg underscores the challenges faced not just by
 financial institutions, but any enterprise that relies on large, dispersed
 field forces and partners hungry for insight into customers, market
 opportunities and sales performance," said Uwe Weimer, managing director,
 Central Europe, Informatica. "The first challenge is integrating the sheer
 volumes of disparate data and the second is ensuring that the data is
 accurate, consistent and available. Informatica PowerCenter enables
 companies to access and integrate data from virtually any business system,
 in any format, and deliver that data across the enterprise at any speed. It
 also helps make sure that the delivered data is accurate and of high
 quality so it can be used with confidence to drive more effective decisions
 and operations."
     With headquarters in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg
 has been a competent and environmentally-conscious partner in building,
 modernising, living and financing for over 75 years. Business connections
 usually last many years and even decades.
     About Informatica
     Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise data
 integration software and services. With Informatica, companies can gain
 greater business value by integrating all their information assets from
 across the enterprise. More than 2,600 companies worldwide rely on
 Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data
 integration needs of any complexity and scale. For more information, call
 650-385-5000 (1-800-970-1179 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.
     Note: Informatica and PowerCenter are trademarks of Informatica
 Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world.
 All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 

SOURCE Informatica Corporation
    FRANKFURT, Germany, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica
 Corporation (Nasdaq:   INFA), a leading provider of data integration
 software, today announced that LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg (LBS-BW), one of
 Germany's most successful building and loan associations, has successfully
 implemented the Informatica PowerCenter data integration platform to help
 drive new sales and enhance customer service. Serving as the data
 integration backbone powering the association's enterprise-wide sales
 information system, PowerCenter provides LBS-BW with the consistent,
 redundancy-free master data necessary for fast, accurate sales reporting
 and improved performance management across all its sales channels.
     "Informatica PowerCenter plays an essential role in the overall
 information architecture at LBS-BW, enabling all sales channels to be
 controlled quantitatively and qualitatively," said Juergen Brunner, group
 leader of DWH/SAP application at LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg. "We selected
 PowerCenter for its broad data-sourcing capabilities, superior performance,
 and ability to automatically detect faults and exceptions in the data to
 ensure data quality. These attributes, combined with its proven flexibility
 and scalability, ensure that PowerCenter will continue to play a pivotal
 role in helping us extend our current business intelligence environment."
     With approximately 1.8 million contracts, a building-loan volume of
 approximately 43 billion euros and a balance sheet total of 9.4 billion
 euros, LBS-BW employs 978 back-office professionals and a fulltime field
 force of about 500. The association uses PowerCenter to integrate and
 cleanse large volumes of data across multiple disparate internal and
 external information sources, including third-party market research data.
     The consolidated data is used by key LBS-BW business partners,
 including savings banks and savings bank insurance businesses throughout
 Baden- Wuerttemberg, which receive extensive amounts of information via the
 sales information system. LBS-BW regional and district field directors can
 also access the consolidated data via their laptops, enabling them to look
 up sales-relevant information and figures in table and graph form while in
 the field, without connecting to the company network.
     "LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg underscores the challenges faced not just by
 financial institutions, but any enterprise that relies on large, dispersed
 field forces and partners hungry for insight into customers, market
 opportunities and sales performance," said Uwe Weimer, managing director,
 Central Europe, Informatica. "The first challenge is integrating the sheer
 volumes of disparate data and the second is ensuring that the data is
 accurate, consistent and available. Informatica PowerCenter enables
 companies to access and integrate data from virtually any business system,
 in any format, and deliver that data across the enterprise at any speed. It
 also helps make sure that the delivered data is accurate and of high
 quality so it can be used with confidence to drive more effective decisions
 and operations."
     With headquarters in Stuttgart and Karlsruhe, LBS Baden-Wuerttemberg
 has been a competent and environmentally-conscious partner in building,
 modernising, living and financing for over 75 years. Business connections
 usually last many years and even decades.
     About Informatica
     Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise data
 integration software and services. With Informatica, companies can gain
 greater business value by integrating all their information assets from
 across the enterprise. More than 2,600 companies worldwide rely on
 Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data
 integration needs of any complexity and scale. For more information, call
 650-385-5000 (1-800-970-1179 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.
     Note: Informatica and PowerCenter are trademarks of Informatica
 Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world.
 All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of
 their respective owners.
 
 SOURCE Informatica Corporation