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How Integration Platform-as-a-Service Impacts Cloud Adoption

Did you know that Forrester estimates in their 10 Cloud Predictions For 2012 blog post that on average organizations will be running more than 10 different cloud applications and that the public Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) market will hit $33 billion by the end of 2012?

However, in the same post, Forrester also acknowledged that SaaS adoption is led mainly by Customer Relationship Management (CRM), procurement, collaboration, and Human Capital Management (HCM) software and that all other software segments will “still have significantly lower SaaS adoption rates”. It’s not hard to see this in the market today, with cloud juggernaut salesforce.com leading the way in CRM, and Workday and SuccessFactors doing battle in HCM, for example. Forrester claims that amongst the lesser known software segments, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM), Business Intelligence (BI), and Supply Chain Management (SCM) will be the categories to break through as far as SaaS adoption is concerned, with approximately 25% of companies using these solutions by 2012. (more…)

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The Power And Flexibility Of Universal MDM

Let’s say you’re a Fortune 500 manufacturer and a supplier informs you that a part it sold you last year is faulty and needs to be replaced. What’s the first thing you do—and how do you do it?

 

You need answers fast to critical questions: In which products did we use the faulty part? Which customers bought those products and where are they located? Do we have substitute parts in stock? Do we have an alternate supplier? (more…)

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Why CIOs Need to Take Control Of Customer Data With MDM

CIOs are no longer expected to be mere IT housekeepers who keep the lights on in the data center. More and more, they’re expected to help drive business innovation and transformation, function as strategic partners with the business and materially contribute to bottom-line performance.

One critical area in which CIOs can make a major business impact is customer data integration. As we often hear from Informatica customers, the problem of bad customer data is rarely limited to a single application or line of business. In fact, it’s a multitude of systems that has caused the problem in the first place.

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Putting Master Data In The Hands Of Business Users

As companies increasingly explore master data management (MDM), we often hear inquiries about the usability of master data by business users.

Common questions include: Do business users need to learn and use a separate MDM application? Do they need support from IT to access master data? Can master data fit into the everyday business applications they use for CRM, SFA, ERP, supply chain management, and so forth?

If your organization has ever asked these questions, you should take a look at our new white paper, “Drive Business User Adoption of Master Data.” (more…)

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