Software AG And Harte-Hanks Trillium Software Announce Alliance To Increase The Value Of Business Data In MDM Systems

Software AG and Trillium Software® , a business of Harte-Hanks ® , Inc. (NYSE:HHS) and a leading provider of Total Data Quality™ solutions, today announced an alliance from ProcessWorld 2011 , Software AG’s largest event for process managers and IT decision-makers. The alliance is aimed at creating a seamless Master Data Management (MDM) experience for customers while increasing the quality and value of data used in business operations. It provides customers with the combined data expertise of both companies delivering a completely integrated and certified solution for reconciling, enriching and governing master data.

Software AG’s webMethods OneData MDM solution is integrated "out-of-the-box" with Trillium Software’s data quality services for data cleansing and global address validation. Trillium Software’s applied data quality services can be instantly and directly retrieved from webMethods OneData via a connector, relieving integration complexity and reducing time and resources to achieve "one version of the truth." As a result, customers can be confident that business processes and decisions are based on the most accurate set of information available, thereby mitigating risk and process failures.

"You can't have good business process results without accurate, complete and reliable data," said John Nicoli, managing director at Harte-Hanks Trillium Software. "Together with Software AG, we enable organizations to adopt a robust, complete MDM system to resolve their customer, product and financial data challenges while also increasing the value of their data and creating business process efficiency, resulting in improved customer satisfaction."

Companies that implement MDM solutions achieve business efficiency through the use of a single view of the company's information assets, shared across integrated applications throughout the enterprise. Software AG has a unique approach to MDM, endorsed by industry analysts, called Process-Driven MDM. This approach is a business-oriented approach to MDM that supports process optimization or transformation.

"Our partnership with Trillium Software, coupled with our process-driven approach to MDM, exemplifies our commitment to delivering only the highest quality business and data management solutions for our customers," said Dr. Wolfram Jost, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board, Software AG.

The Trillium Software System®, a best-in-class data quality solution, helps companies manage the complete lifecycle of data discovery and data quality across an enterprise. It can process the data to standardize, validate and perform matching to ensure that only the highest quality data is entered into the MDM database. This reduces the need for end users to manually correct the data, delivering cost savings and increased straight-through processing. Without quality data, businesses have to rely upon inaccurate information – which increases costs and expenses, as well as reducing customer satisfaction.

About Trillium Software

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software ® enables organizations to achieve Total Data Quality by providing a full complement of technologies and services providing global data profiling, data cleansing, enhancement, and data linking for e-business, customer relationship management, data governance, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, data warehouse, and other enterprise applications. For more information about Trillium Software and its offerings, call (978) 436-8900 in the United States and in the United Kingdom call +44 (0) 118 940 7666, or visit Trillium Software online at http://www.trilliumsoftware.com.

About Software AG

Software AG is the global leader in Business Process Excellence. Our 40 years of innovation include the invention of the first high-performance transactional database, Adabas; the first business process analysis platform, ARIS; and the first B2B server and SOA-based integration platform, webMethods.

We offer our customers end-to-end business process management (BPM) solutions delivering low Total-Cost-of-Ownership and high ease of use. Our industry-leading brands, ARIS, webMethods, Adabas, Natural, CentraSite and IDS Scheer Consulting, represent a unique portfolio encompassing: process strategy, design, integration and control; SOA-based integration and data management; process-driven SAP implementation; and strategic process consulting and services.

Software AG had revenues of €1.1 billion in 2010 and has more than 5,600 employees serving 10,000 enterprise and public institution customers across 70 countries. Our comprehensive software and services solutions allow companies to continuously achieve their business results faster. The company is headquartered in Germany and listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (TecDAX, ISIN DE 0003304002 / SOW).

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