WALLDORF — Ventana Research, a leading benchmark research and advisory services firm, has ranked SAP as a top software vendor in its “2012 Value Index for Data Integration.” SAP earned high marks for solutions that offer users a faster way to leverage a wide range of data delivery options to integrate, replicate or migrate data from various data sources for one, consolidated view of information. SAP solutions for enterprise information management (EIM) supply organizations with consistent, high-quality and timely data to align their activities and processes.
Ventana Research defines data integration as “the use of information technology to automate the sourcing and transformation of data from any source into consistent information and its integration to enable efficient organizational use.” According to the Ventana research, “effectively managing the integration of data is essential not only to ensure efficiency in business processes but also to help improve outcomes no matter how data-dependent they are.”
“SAP helps more than 10,000 companies manage ‘big data,’ improve information governance and provide trustworthy information to every user and business process,” said Byron Banks, vice president, Enterprise Information Management, SAP. “The Ventana Value Index highlights our market-leading portfolio of EIM solutions. Our continued investments in the SAP real-time data platform include new releases of SAP Data Services and SAP Information Steward software, enabling organizations to maximize business value from information residing in any application or database, including Hadoop environments, social media streams, mobile devices and sensors.”
The evaluation framework for the Ventana Value Index provides an assessment of product usability, manageability reliability and adaptability, as well as customer assurance in the form of vendor validation and total cost of investment and return on investment. Using the Value Index, organizations can evaluate vendors and their products to ascertain the value of applications to address their specific business needs.