Tag "Master Data Management"

Where Should Consumer Goods Companies Invest: Product or Consumer Data

Social Media is now a key part of Consumer Goods’ Companies (CG) marketing strategies.  For some years now it has been touted as a vehicle for CG to connect directly with end consumers to build direct relationships, and hence increase brand loyalty.  In 2015 both The Economist and the Harvard Business Review heralded the ever expanding... more

Why Organizations Choose Informatica MDM over Any Other Vendor

Choosing the Master Data Management (MDM) solution that works best for their organization has been a difficult job for companies. A successful MDM implementation requires a well-integrated data quality, data integration and business process management functionalities to ensure success. Combine this with a vast number of vendors with varying functionalities, application specific data quality checks... more

Reflections on our First 100 Days as a Private Company

It has been a busy and productive three months since Informatica went private, and I wanted to take a moment to reflect on Informatica’s accomplishments and progress to date. One of the big areas of focus for the company has been to ensure that our customers globally continue to experience the product innovation, service and... more

Master Data Management Can Turn You into a Hero

I attended Master Data Management and Data Governance Summit in San Francisco last week. The two day event had as many as 20 sessions covering broadest and deepest practical advice on both MDM and Data Governance initiatives. Among many great sessions, one of my favorite sessions was from Anthony Vitale on overcoming the pitfalls for... more

Are you Ready for a Merger or Acquisition?

According to FACTSET’s June 2015 report, U.S. M&A deal activity decreased in May, going down 6.3% with 903 announcements compared to 964 in April.  However, aggregate M&A spending is increasing and on the rise.  Over the past 3 months, the sectors that have seen the biggest increases in M&A deal activity, relative to the same... more

Combating Healthcare Insurance Fraud with Great Data

The Washington Post reported this month that government officials arrested 243 medical insurance fraudsters who stole $712 million in false billings to Medicare in the largest crackdown on healthcare fraud ever. Insurance claims fraud continues to burden the pocketbooks of the average consumer in today’s healthcare industry. According to a study by CIC insurance on... more