Siperian Congratulates Merck for Being Named a Finalist for the Gartner Master Data Management Excellence Award

Global Pharmaceutical Company One of Three Finalists Chosen to Present During the Upcoming Gartner MDM Summit October 5-7

Oct 05, 2009, 09:23 ET from Siperian, Inc.

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FOSTER CITY, Calif., Oct. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Siperian, Inc., a leading provider of multidomain master data management (MDM) solutions, congratulates Merck & Co., Inc. (NYSE: MRK) for being selected as one of three finalists considered for Gartner's second annual Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Award. The competition, which will be held during the Gartner Master Data Management Summit 2009, will showcase successes and best practices in MDM programs. A review team from the Gartner analyst community evaluated a number of MDM initiatives and selected Merck and two other finalists based on the seven components of Gartner's research note titled, The Seven Building Blocks of MDM. -- a strategic framework developed by the firm to help organizations maximize the probability of success. The Seven Building Blocks of MDM areas include vision, strategy, metrics, governance, organization, processes, and technology infrastructure.

Each finalist will be asked to present their MDM use case to conference participants at the Gartner Master Data Management Summit, which will take place from October 5-7, 2009 in Los Angeles. The winning company, who will be announced at the conference on October 7th, is determined by attendee feedback and based on a criterion that demonstrates the best example of MDM excellence.

This will be the second MDM Excellence Award to be presented. During the 2008 Gartner Master Data Management Summit, the inaugural Award was presented to Johnson & Johnson Health Care Systems. JJHCS, which leverages Siperian MDM Hub, relies on their MDM initiative to enable the end-to-end experience for their commercial customers from product supply and contract management to order and revenue management.

About Gartner Master Data Management (MDM) Summit 2009

The Gartner MDM Summit 2009 highlights key trends and identifies best practices, technologies, software tools and vendors that will guide you through successful implementation of new MDM initiatives to help be proactive in managing and reducing costs, reusing information assets, and build a solid innovative platform ready for growth. Additional information is available at http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=851612

About Siperian, Inc.

Siperian's multidomain Master Data Management (MDM) software platform provides a reliable and unified view of critical customer, product, supplier, and employee data to business users in Global 500 companies across 15 different industries. Through improved access to real-time information from distributed data sources, organizations can achieve higher profitability while reducing operational costs and improving compliance. Siperian's MDM Hub(TM) is a flexible and integrated software platform that significantly lowers total cost of ownership and delivers faster time-to-value and superior return-on-investment. Siperian meets the needs of data intensive companies by enabling them to improve customer relationship management, sales and marketing, regulatory compliance, and order-to-cash processes. With corporate headquarters in Foster City, California, Siperian has offices throughout the United States and in Toronto, Canada; the Company's EMEA operation is headquartered in London. To learn more about Siperian visit www.siperian.com or call 1-866-747-3742.

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