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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.
There we were, myself, another colleague and an industry analyst finishing dinner at a nice restaurant in Menlo Park. Side trivia question – this restaurant would be one that a dog would really dislike. Can you name it?
We were having a spirited debate, perhaps getting a little loud and definitely hanging around longer than expected. What happened to us next was something I’ve never experienced. While the circumstances were similar, the outcome was totally different.
The manager approached our table, apologized to us and said politely that he had a backup of reservations and if we’d be OK with it, he would buy us another round of drinks at the bar.
WOW! Right there was the manager performing a mental calculation on the value of turning a table, but also keeping customer satisfaction high. Additionally, his cost of booze was nowhere near what they charged. It was a win (us), win (him) and win (people waiting for a table) situation. (more…)
One of the hottest areas of master data management (MDM) is using high quality master data to drive revenue by supporting sales and channel operations. Informatica customers have racked up some terrific successes using MDM to generate a single, reliable view of customer and account information—and here’s a key reason why.
With Informatica MDM and Informatica Data Quality, sales and channel personnel gain hands-on control of customer data, product data and channel partner data and the relationships between this data. Those customer-facing teams no longer need to spend most of their time hunting for information in the CRM system, SFA system, billing system, partner management and other systems and reconciling it in spreadsheets. And they don’t need to wait on IT to round up and deliver the data they need right away.
If you’re wondering how this works, check out our six-minute how-to demo on MDM for customer account and channel partner management. This new demo offers a practical, step-by-step walk-through of how a sales, marketing and channel operations personnel can evolve from trying to sort through the clutter of contradictory data from multiple systems to leveraging a single, actionable customer account data set that powers a 360-degree customer view in their CRM system so they can improve customer acquisition and retention.
Are you planning to attend Informatica World 2010 next week?
If so, I invite you to hear these breakout session presentations from our master data management (MDM) customers, including:
- Johnson & Johnson’s Charles Bloodworth, IT Director, Medical Devices & Diagnostics;
- Merrill Lynch’s Sal Caruso, Director, Client & Account Data;
- St. Jude Medical’s Mike Striefel, Senior Manager, Enterprise Information Delivery, and
- GlaxoSmithKline’s Nipun Bhonsle, Manager, Strategy, Architecture & Information. (more…)