The announcement encompasses a three-year agreement with SAP AG that provides a framework for the execution of local go-to-market agreements, piloted by SAP America Inc. The overall relationship revolves around Informatica working with SAP customers to mitigate the risks and increase the effectiveness of data migration, system consolidation and other strategic data integration-driven projects. “With more than 400 joint customers, Informatica and SAP have a long and successful track record of delivering customer value,” said John Nugent, executive vice president of sales, SAP America, Inc. “We are pleased to expand our relationship with Informatica to help customers reduce the risk and cost of migrating data from legacy and other environments to SAP.”
Under the Master Relationship Agreement partnership, Informatica Professional Services will collaborate with local SAP services organizations to provide SAP customers with best practices, guidance and data integration technologies proven to maximize the effectiveness of data migration processes. This includes best practices for source-data profiling, which is a critical first step in the development and implementation of optimal migration methodology and design. SAP customers will be able to leverage Informatica’s data-profiling option, including connectivity to all projected source systems, in order to accurately profile and analyze the state, quality and consistency of their source data and thus expedite the creation of effective data migration and data synchronization logic.
The Go-to-Market Agreement encompasses broad range of joint sales and marketing activities between Informatica and SAP America’s software and services organizations. “Successful data migration is not just about moving, or migrating data, it’s about making sure the data works in the new system. It’s imperative that companies understand their existing data before embarking on any kind of data integration project in order to avoid budget- and project-breaking surprises,” said Paul Hoffman, executive vice president, worldwide sales at Informatica. “This offering can help reduce customers’ risk, cost and time to implementation. We’re pleased to be offering Informatica’s core data integration capabilities for the benefit of SAP customers.”
SAP last year awarded its Data Migration Interface (CA-DMI) certification to the Informatica PowerCenter data integration platform, opening the door for more efficient, cost-effective migrations of data from legacy and other systems into SAP solution-based environments. The CA-DMI certification continues to help ensure that SAP customers can leverage Informatica solutions to simplify large-scale data migration, consolidation and synchronization projects, enable seamless upgrades to SAP solutions, and support the consolidation of the mySAP Business Suite.