Sunday, March 9, 2008

Wipro To Power New Global Data Migration Service Offering Using Informatica

Informatica Data Migration Suite forms foundation of world’s first shared services offering for driving data migration success. Wipro will power its Data Migration Services using Informatica’s platform for providing data migration services to its customers worldwide. The solution will underpin Wipro’s Data Migration Shared Services offering, a “factory” approach to data migration combining Informatica software for data access, quality and conversion with Wipro’s “wRapid Data Migrate” solution and off-shore services. This will aid in accelerated migrations with reduced implementation risks and costs, ensuring effectiveness.

Wipro is the world's leading provider of integrated business, technology and process solutions on a global delivery platform. Wipro's Data Migration Shared Services offering will leverage the software that comprises the Informatica Data Migration Suite to automate and streamline the bulk of the migration process. This includes creating all data mappings required to migrate data from and to any system, discovering data quality issues at their source, and cleansing and converting the data as part of the overall migration. The primary targets for the offering will be data migrations in support of new applications including ERP/CRM implementations and upgrades, legacy system modernization, application instance consolidation, mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcing.

"Wipro is the first to market with a global shared services approach to data migration, supported by Informatica software with its rapid development, extensive reusability, and superior data access, quality and conversion functionality," said Vivek Bhasin, Vice President eBusiness & Business Intelligence of Wipro Technologies. "The Data Migration Shared Services offering brings value to both large and small migration projects, cutting costs, speeding processes and leveraging best practices. It is especially effective for customers implementing migrations across multiple business units and geographies."

"Wipro possesses an extensive record of data migration success, with more than 1,200 professionals trained in the use of Informatica worldwide," said Harry Gould, senior vice president, Worldwide Alliances, Informatica. "There is an enormous demand for the expertise, economies and excellence of execution encapsulated in Wipro's Data Migration Shared Services offering, and we look forward to collaborating with Wipro to address its pipeline of opportunities across, finance, energy, utilities, retail, manufacturing and other key verticals."

Under the terms of the agreement, Wipro will license the Informatica software on a per-usage basis; with the option to resell the Informatica software to its customers should a perpetual license be required.

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