Informatica Cloud Unlocks Back Office ERP Data For Cloud Consumption

Redwood City, Calif., Nov. 18, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA), the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software, today announced an expanded list of InformaticaCloud Connectors for the top ERP applications, enabling greateradoption of the Salesforce platform. Only Informatica Cloud'sconnectors empower line-of-business professionals such asSalesforce Administrators and Business Analysts to access backoffice ERP data without the need for complex coding or specializedERP and web services expertise.

Informatica Cloud now delivers easy-to-use cloud connectors forsecure and native access to data in Oracle E-Business Suite, aswell as ERP application connectors for SAP ECC, NetSuite, andMicrosoft Dynamics AX, GP and NAV. Available on InformaticaMarketplace, the expanding suite of ERP cloud connectors arepart of Informatica's comprehensive portfolio of connectors tocloud, on-premise and social applications and services.

"Integrating with ERP solutions previously has been a complexproposition, requiring domain expertise around the particular ERPapplication and the respective modules," said Juan Carlos Soto,senior vice president and general manager, Informatica Cloud."Informatica Cloud removes much of that complexity and need forspecialized ERP and web services expertise. Consequently, businessusers deploying new cloud applications can easily synchronize clouddata with back office ERP systems to integrate and thereby unlockthe full potential of new cloud applications faster and cheaperthan before."

Customers of salesforce.com use Informatica Cloud connectors tooptimize:

·         Businesscompetitiveness - As salesforce.com customers expand beyondSales Cloud into other applications within the Salesforce platform,Informatica Cloud connectors provide the easiest and fastest way topopulate these new applications with data from ERP systems tobetter serve their clientele.  

·         Salesforcedeveloper productivity - As organizations customize theirsalesforce.com implementations or build new native apps on theForce.com platform, they frequently need to migrate and synchronizedata from ERP systems so that mission critical integrationscenarios can be tested. Informatica Cloud's easy connectivity toERP applications, in combination with the new Informatica CloudTest Data Management functionality for salesforce.com sandboxes(see  InformaticaCloud Winter 2014 news release), shortens the softwaredevelopment lifecycle and increases developer productivity.

·         Hybrid ITenvironments - Most enterprises possess software assets bothin the cloud and on-premise, with the greatest share of on-premiseassets being locked in ERP systems. Informatica Cloud simplifiesand streamlines integration across cloud and on-premiseapplications to empower such companies and their hybrid ITenvironments to function more effectively.

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"As part of a multimillion dollar, cloud-first IT transformationstrategy, the Australian Institute of Management had a mandate toadopt cloud applications across all our locations," said EdwardAustin, senior solutions architect, Australian Institute ofManagement. "We started by implementing Salesforce for CRM, andNetSuite for cloud ERP in the Sydney office and needed bothapplications to talk to one another seamlessly. Informatica Cloudwas instrumental in making this happen on time and under budget.The Australian Institute of Management will be using the success ofthis integration project as a blueprint to expand our cloud-firststrategy to all our other locations." 

"A.W. Hastings continues to rely on Informatica Cloud tointegrate Salesforce with the rest of our organization," said MarkPerry, director of technology, A.W. Hastings & Co.  "It isthe glue that connects Salesforce and Microsoft Dynamics GreatPlains, as well as all our current legacy and future enterpriseapplications. With our push to run our business on Salesforce,and the reality that we will always have other systems, Informaticais the key to our data puzzle!" 

"Informatica Cloud Connectors help our customers reduce time andeffort to realize the functional and operational benefits ofNetSuite's cloud-based ERP suite," said Tim Dilley, executive vicepresident of services, NetSuite. "Informatica's cloud-based datamanagement services simplify the data migration and synchronizationbetween enterprise applications, cloud-based and on-premisealike." 

Informatica is exhibiting at booth #W631 in the West Hall and#N1925 in the North Hall of Moscone Center, during Dreamforce 2013,Nov. 18-21 in San Francisco.

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Additional Links:

·         Informatica Exhibits At Dreamforce 2013

·         Informatica Cloud Winter 2014 Redefines The Cloud IntegrationLandscape

·         TakeInformatica Cloud Data Assessment survey for chance to win Vespascooter

·         Informatica Dreamforce 2013site

·         Schedule ameeting with the Informatica Cloud Team at Dreamforce 2013

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq:INFA) is the world's number oneindependent provider of dataintegration software. Organizations around the world rely onInformatica to realize their informationpotential and drive top business imperatives. Informatica Vibe, theindustry's first and only embeddable virtual data machine (VDM),powers the unique "Map Once. Deploy Anywhere." capabilities of theInformatica Platform. Worldwide, over 5,000 enterprises depend onInformatica to fully leverage their information assets from devicesto mobile to social to big data residing on-premise, in the Cloud and across social networks. For moreinformation, call +1 650-385-5000 (1-800-653-3871 in the U.S.), orvisit www.informatica.com.Connect with Informatica at http://www.facebook.com/InformaticaCorporation, http://www.linkedin.com/company/informaticaand http://twitter.com/InformaticaCorp.

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