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Logitech’s Story: Using Informatica to Overcome Three Salesforce Data Challenges

In recent blogs I’ve shared our customers’ stories from Dreamforce. In particular, how they are building a trusted customer information foundation for salesforce.com to achieve their business objectives.

Logitech uses Informatica PowerCenter, Cloud, Data Quality and MDM to Overcome Three Salesforce Data Challenges

In this blog, I’ll cover the presentation delivered by Logitech’s Senior Manager, Data Engineering, Doctor of Business Administration, Steven Perelli-Minetti.

Logitech is a $2.32B global company providing consumer electronics to consumers and businesses in 100 countries. Their diverse but focused portfolio of products is sold via direct and indirect sales channels.

Steve explained that Logitech is an Oracle shop. They use Oracle e-Business Suite and Oracle BI. They were using Oracle OWB for data integration until they tried Informatica PowerCenter and realized it was a better fit for their data warehouse support and management.

1. Salesforce Challenge: Integrating Trade Promotion Data into an EDW
Logitech needed to support the business’ need for trade promotion analytics and reporting as well as IT’s need to keep the data safe and secure. They chose Informatica Cloud to replicate data from a custom trade promotion management (TPM) application on Force.com (PaaS), bring it into the Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW), and combine it with the Soft Dollar Accruals data from Oracle e-Business Suite and POS data.

Steven said the results have been pretty good. They went live in one month. There is little maintenance. It’s subscription-based, which makes it cost effective. Unlike other offerings, they can scale the solution across any other systems.

2.  Salesforce Challenge: Integrating Sales Data into an EDW
It’s critical for Logitech to understand what’s going on in their China business, which is an important emerging market. They use Informatica Cloud to integrate China’s Salesforce data with the EDW so management can gain insight into market share at the store level for example.

3.  Salesforce Challenge: Managing Trusted Product and Customer Data
Logitech needed to manage a single trusted version of product and customer data across on-premise systems, cloud applications and third party data providers. Now they use Informatica Data Quality and Informatica MDM to consolidate and manage business-critical data on an ongoing basis, which is used by on-premise systems and cloud applications such as Salesforce.

Join us for a live webinar on December 5: Logitech MDM Case Study: Seven Lessons for Mastering Product and Customer Data. Severin Stoll, Senior Business Engagement Manager of Global IT Solutions at Logitech will share seven lessons learned from their global master data management (MDM) implementation.

  • Product data:  Logitech uses Informatica MDM to consolidate product data (images, descriptions, features, dimensions) from various sources. With this trusted product data foundation, Logitech can ensure consistency of product information across websites managed by third party vendors in various languages across the globe, resulting in efficiencies for the marketing team.
  •  Customer data:  Logitech uses Informatica MDM to consolidate customer data from POS systems via thousands of data providers in many variations, languages and character sets. With this trusted customer data foundation, Logitech has a clearer picture of how products flow through channel partners to end-consumers.

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Big Data Edition is Here!

The PowerCenter Big Data Edition’s here!  The PowerCenter Big Data Edition’s here!

“The new phone book’s here! The new phone book’s here! “
“…Millions of people look at this book everyday! This is the kind of spontaneous publicity – your name in print – that makes people. I’m in print! Things are going to start happening to me now”

Navin R Johnson
The Jerk

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Informatica Educates Oracle OpenWorld 2012 Attendees On How To Balance The Big Data Balancing Act

Thousands of Oracle OpenWorld 2012 attendees visited the Informatica booth to learn how to leverage their combined investments in Oracle and Informatica technology.  Informatica delivered over 40 presentations on topics that ranged from cloud, to data security to smart partitioning. Key Informatica executives and experts, from product engineering and product management, spoke with hundreds of users on topics and answered questions on how Informatica can help them improve Oracle application performance, lower risk and costs, and reduce project timelines. (more…)

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Secular Trends and the Informatica Marketplace

We all heard the news of Facebook’s $100 billion IPO a few weeks ago and according to some analysts Apple will be the first company with a trillion dollar market value courtesy of their iPhones and iPads. It is amazing the scale and speed with which technology is changing and how it is shaping the world. These changes and pace bring new challenges to IT organizations. IT organizations have to adjust to the new ways users interact and communicate and support decision-makers in organizations and governments by providing intelligence from the large amounts of business data that are being generated.   (more…)

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Introducing the All New Informatica Certified Professional Program

Last week at Informatica World 2012, Informatica University announced the launch of a completely redesigned and rebuilt Informatica Certified Professional (ICP) program.

The ICP program has one goal – to provide Informatica customers with assurance that those consultants working on their data integration initiatives possess the skills and knowledge required to deliver successful outcomes and maximize return on data. (more…)

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Social, Mobile, Cloud, Big Data and … Agile BI

I just came back from MicroStrategy World. There were many conversations about social, mobile, cloud and big data. There was strong interest in cloud, clear adoption of mobile, and some big data adoption. eHarmony had a great presentation about how they handle big data with Informatica, and how they’re starting to use Hadoop with Informatica HParser running on Hadoop for processing JSON.

But that wasn’t the number one conversation.  The one topic that everyone was interested in – and I talked to nearly 100 customers and partners over four days – was creating new reports faster, or Agile BI(more…)

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How Are You Enabling Your Organizations Business Performance?

Are you accelerating your company’s project delivery needs?

Many Fortune 500 and Global 500 companies understand that their mission-critical data must be managed, so if you are a developer with the desire to work faster and better you should think about Informatica University Training and Certification.

Why? Because you can establish yourself as a key resource with the skills and experience to 1) ensure a trusted view of your organization’s business data, 2) to accelerate your company’s project delivery needs, or just 3) to demonstrate that you have the needed skills to provide your business the right information at the right time. (more…)

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Zombies! Yes, They Are Real and Lurking Everywhere

Zombies are pretty big in Hollywood these days.  The movie Zombieland was a huge box office success and taught us some valuable lessons for surviving when zombies take over the world. There were over 30 rules revealed. My two favorites were: 1) Good Cardio – to outrun zombies and 4) Doubletap – shoot a zombie twice to make sure they are done.

Surprisingly, the movie never talked about ZOMBIE WORKFLOWS!!! (more…)

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Can Services Truly Differentiate a Company? Informatica Believes So!

One of the major corporate objectives that Informatica tracks every quarter is “Improve Customer Satisfaction”.  We look at at variety of metrics – both qualitative and quantitative – relating to how you, our customers, are engaging with us. We evaluate everything from Marketing to our technical support interactions, the critiques from our training courses, the engagement feedback from our professional services and more besides.  All of these are reported regularly to our CEO and the  Board of Directors.

So, we were delighted to receive an accolade recently in regard to our professional service organization.  We were awarded the honor of being “best of the best” in SPI Research’s annual survey.  This is very important to us, since I think it reflects our commitment to you - by focusing on differentiating ourselves by delivering the best possible service at all times.  You can find the press release announcing the award here. (more…)

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Cloud Integration: Who’s Line (Of Business) Is It Anyway?

I recently sat down with a couple of Informatica Cloud customers to learn more about their general experiences with data integration delivered as an on-demand service. I was particularly interested in these two implementations, as both projects were led and ultimately managed directly by the line of business. Tony Young recently pointed out that, “the cloud is real” and most CIOs clearly have their heads in the clouds. Some of the points made by these software-as-a-service enthusiasts’ help to explain why the cloud is even more appealing outside of IT and why more and more organizations are adopting “two tier cloud integration strategies in 2011.” (more…)
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