Leading data integration and on-demand CRM providers join forces to help customers unify cross-enterprise data
INFORMATICA WORLD 2006, SAN FRANCISCO, May 23 / Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) today announced that its new Informatica PowerCenter Connect for salesforce.com has been certified for salesforce.com's AppExchange, the world's first on-demand application sharing service. PowerCenter Connect for salesforce.com enables enterprise customers to integrate and synchronize data residing in their Salesforce application with information residing in on-premise applications, including ERP and custom applications.
"Informatica is extending its market-leading data integration platform to enable cross-enterprise data integration for customers adopting on-demand software-as-a-service," said Sohaib Abbasi, chairman and CEO of Informatica. "PowerCenter Connect is available on AppExchange from salesforce.com, the leader in on-demand CRM. With PowerCenter Connect, customers can productively and securely integrate data managed by salesforce.com and data managed by on- premise applications."
The AppExchange gives more than 22,700 salesforce.com customers an easy way to find and install on-demand business applications. PowerCenter Connect for salesforce.com will allow salesforce.com customers who use Informatica's PowerCenter data integration platform to access, migrate, cleanse and synchronize their salesforce.com customer relationship management (CRM) data seamlessly across the Internet.
"Enterprise data integration is essential for companies who want to take advantage of this new era of innovation and creativity in on-demand computing known as The Business Web," said Marc Benioff, chairman and CEO, salesforce.com. "Informatica is the leading provider of data integration software, with the broadest access to enterprise data sources of any other integration vendor. Our partnership with Informatica represents a very strategic relationship for our customers -- ensuring they can manage and share all of their enterprise data and information on demand."
More than 200 applications created by salesforce.com, its customers and partners are now available on salesforce.com's AppExchange. The world's first on-demand application platform, AppExchange provides unprecedented ease of customization and integration for Salesforce deployments, as well as enabling a whole new generation of on-demand applications that go beyond CRM. AppExchange enables all of these on-demand applications to be easily shared, exchanged and installed with one click into a customer's salesforce.com account.
Built on the AppExchange on-demand platform, the Informatica PowerCenter Connect for salesforce.com will be generally available as a separately priced product in the third quarter of 2006. For additional information and a demo, please visit the AppExchange marketplace at http://salesforce.com/appexchange.
Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ:INFA) is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software and services. Using Informatica products, companies gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets. More than 2,500 companies worldwide rely on Informatica to reduce the cost and expedite the time to address data integration needs of any complexity and scale. For more information, call 650-385-5000 (1-800-970-1179 in the U.S.), or visit www.informatica.com.
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