Federated Co-operatives Limited Puts Informatica At Center Of System Modernization And Analytics Initiative

Redwood City, Calif., May 20, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of data integration software, today announcedFederated Co-operatives Limited (FCL), the largest non-financialco-operative in Canada, will use Informatica's PowerCenter,PowerExchange and B2B Data Transformation to manage its data.

Informatica will support FCL's Foundation for Analytics program,a multi-year initiative to ensure the accurate and consistent useof information as it flows into the enterprise and is used acrossall applications and processes. With big data flowing from multiplesources, FCL needs to transform the data into meaningfulinformation for business analytics. 

"Our Foundation for Analytics program will allow FCL to managedata as an asset and grow the value of that asset," said FaramarzFarahani, vice president of Information Technology for FCL."Working with Informatica, we will be able to improve decisionmaking and business development initiatives through effectivemanagement of trusted, easily accessible information. Our goal isto modernize legacy applications and support new enterpriseapplications."

The Informatica platform will replace hand-coded dataintegration interfaces; transform and migrate supply chain, sales,finance, member, and other business data from a legacy mainframeplatform; bi-directionally synchronize data between the new andlegacy environments; and integrate complex binary mainframe filesin days instead of weeks.

"Business transformation projects typically hinge on being ableto more efficiently access, integrate and deliver data throughoutthe enterprise," said Todd Goldman, vice president and generalmanager of Enterprise Data Integration for Informatica."Informatica empowers enterprises to make optimal use of theirdata, regardless of source, complexity, volume or velocity."

Organizations like FCL are able to leverage a single dataintegration approach, resulting in:

·         Highervalue data - Easy access to complete, timely and relevant datawill enable faster and more effective business decisions andimproved operational performance.

·         Lower costof data - Integration routines that once took months andconsiderable expense to write manually can now be created in amatter of days or hours.

·         Rapidtime-to-value - As operations expand and evolve, new datasources can be quickly added to its analytic environment and newdata types can be easily accommodated to create new businessvalue.

When launched later this year, the Informatica platform willserve as the unifying data integration and movement engine forFCL's new systems environment, which includes an enterprise datawarehouse and analytics data warehouse. These systems will supporta variety of front-end applications and business intelligence toolsthat will be used by hundreds of employees.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation is the world's leading independentprovider of data integration software.Organizations around the world rely on Informatica for maximizing return on data to drive their topbusiness imperatives. Over 5,000 enterprises worldwide depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets residingon-premise, in the cloud and acrosssocial networks. For more information, call +1 650-385-5000(1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informaticaand http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

About Federated Co-operatives Limited

Federated Co-operatives Limited is a unique multi-billion dollarwholesaling, manufacturing, procurement and refining co-operativeowned by 235 autonomous retail co-operatives across WesternCanada.  Together we form the Co-operative Retailing System,the largest non-financial co-operative in Canada. We are here toserve our members and our communities with products and servicesthat help build, feed and fuel individuals and communities fromVancouver Island to northwestern Ontario.  Our total workforceof 20,000 employees serve 1.5 million active individual members andmany more non-member customers at 2500 retail locations in morethan 500 communities.  We are a different kind of business -we are locally invested, community-minded and offer lifetimemembership benefits including patronage refunds, quality products,quality service and fair prices.  Being member owned meansthat any profits are returned to our members and stay in the localeconomy.  

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CONTACT: Debbie O'Brien	         Informatica Corporation	         +1 650 385 5735		         dobrien@informatica.com

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