The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2003-06-17T13:05:00Z MIP Opens Adelaide Office 2003-06-17T13:05:00Z mip-opens-adelaide-office Specialist data management consultancy Management Information Principles (MIP) has opened an office in Adelaide to expand and support its growing base of customers in South Australia, including Southcorp, SA Health, SA Attorney General~s Department and Elders. David Harding has been recruited as Regional Account Manager running the Adelaide office. He brings a wealth of local knowledge and indepth experience in the Data Quality and Business Intelligence marketplaces. David previously worked at Walldorf Technology. He is joined by Evan Williams as a Data Warehouse Consultant. MIP is one of the few dedicated data management consultancies in Australia. Its data management methodology has been developed and refined over the last 12 years and is based on practical data warehousing experience across many industry sectors worldwide. Data quality is an increasingly important issue for companies undertaking large integration projects and MIP specialises in data profiling, cleansing and ETL (Extraction, Transformation and Load), as well as data mining and decision support. Steve Hitchman, Founder and Managing Director of MIP said: ~We are very excited to open an office in South Australia staffed with local people and local knowledge. It gives our customers faster access to our technical resources and enables us to expand our business. Like all our staff, David and Evan have been trained in our methodology so when they go to a site they can deliver consistently on time and on budget. About MIP Founded in 1992 Management Information Principles is a specialist data management consultancy and one of Australia~s leading data warehousing and data mining specialists. MIP provides a range of best of breed consulting services based on our robust methodologies developed by MIP and proven over 10 years of successful data management projects/implementations. In all things we do MIP remains true to its data management focus and we have an excellent reputation for expertise in data warehousing, data quality, data mining and decision support, combining end-to-end technologies and consulting skills to ensure a successful outcome to every project. Informatica Leads Global Data Integration Market, Says IDC 2002-08-16T13:02:00Z informatica-leads-global-data-integration-market-says-idc Informatica Corporation, the leading provider of business analytics software, today announced that it has been named the top vendor in the global data integration market in a bulletin from leading industry analyst IDC. (Informatica products are distributed in Australia by Management Information Principles MIP.) The recent bulletin, Worldwide Data Distribution, Migration and Repurposing Software Forecast and Analysis, 2002-2006, ranks Informatica as the leading vendor in the data integration space for the second consecutive year. For the second year, Informatica is the leading vendor in the IDC Data Distribution, Migration and Repurposing (DDMR) market, in addition to being the number-one ETML vendor, said the IDC report. Over the past year, Informatica has been evolving from a back-end ETML solution to include business analytics on the front end that, along with other Informatica solutions, are changing the focus of the company to promising business analytics opportunities. The IDC bulletin examines the data distribution, migration and repurposing market, and leading vendor performance and profits for 2001 through 2006. The document also identifies the characteristics that vendors will need to be successful in the future. Experts agree that the most challenging aspect to effective analytics is collecting and integrating data from across the enterprise, said Gaurav Dhillon, president and CEO of Informatica. We are pleased that IDC continues to recognise Informatica as the top vendor providing this critical technology to companies looking to optimise their business performance. Informatica provides industry-leading software platforms and tools for developing, managing and maintaining data warehouses, data marts, operational data stores and other analytic environments. Over 70 percent of Fortune 100 companies currently rely on Informatica data integration software as the foundation of their business analytics. IDC is the world's leading provider of technology intelligence, industry analysis, market data, and strategic and tactical guidance to builders, providers, and users of information technology. About MIP MIP is the Master Distributor for Informatica in Australia and New Zealand. Founded in 1992 Management Information Principles is a specialist data management consultancy and one of Australias leading data warehousing, data mining and data quality specialists. MIP offers strategic and tactical consulting services to Global 2000 companies in a broad range of industries in which we have considerable experience. MIPs consistently successful approach is based on our best practice methodologies which have been developed by our senior consulting team and proven over 10 years of successful projects worldwide. MIP has an excellent reputation for expertise in data warehousing, data quality, data mining and enterprise intelligence. We effectively combine consulting services and management information technologies to ensure a successful outcome to every project. MIP consistently leaves real value with our clients at the conclusion of every project. We achieve this through a combination of our expertise, our people, our methodologies and the ethical manner in which we do business. MIP: The Data Warehouse and Data Mining specialists MIP and Walldorf Technology Group sign partnership agreement for Informatica distribution and support in South Australia 2002-03-13T15:59:00Z mip-and-walldorf-technology-group-sign-partnership-agreement-for-informatica-distribution-and-support-in-south-australia Data warehousing and data mining specialist Management Information Principles (MIP) has appointed the leading South Australian supplier of Business Intelligence solutions, Walldorf Technology Group, as a Systems Integration partner for Informaticas data integration platform in South Australia. MIP is the master distributor for Informatica in Australia and New Zealand. Our partnership with Walldorf will greatly enhance our ability to respond to our South Australian customers needs. Strengthening Informatica resources in South Australia will help both companies collaboratively deliver and support powerful solutions for leading enterprises throughout the region, said Jackie Harper, MIPs Business Development Manager. Walldorf Technology will become an Informatica Centre of Excellence in South Australia. The idea behind the Centre of Excellence is that it provides best practice services in consulting, infrastructure design and support for the Informatica ETL suite, said David Harding, Managing Director, Asia Pacific at Walldorf Technology Group. Walldorf Technology Group has operated in Australia since 1990 and in the USA since 1981. Initially the focus of the company was in the area of traditional Masterpiece ERP implementation services and the development of productivity tools for the Masterpiece platform. Walldorf Technology Group is now one of the largest and most experienced independent business intelligence consulting companies in the world with a track record of implementing value-added applications for many leading blue chip companies. Informatica has the runs on the board as the worlds leading 2nd generation ETL tool and Walldorf has used it on a global basis to support our clients in developing highly scaleable solutions to their information extraction issues. South Australian companies are once again showing leadership in this endeavour and the Centre of Excellence in our Asia Pacific Head Office in Adelaide is a way of ensuring that we are able to assist them in gaining maximum value for their investment in this area, Mr Harding said. Walldorf (through sister company Inalytix) has been highly successful in using the Informatica ETL suite to develop packaged data marts which support a myriad of reporting and web delivery tools. Our work in this area has confirmed for us that the Informatica ETL suite is at the leading edge in terms of functionality and scalability - a fact supported by the number of companies choosing Informatica solutions. With South Australian companies often relying on the Eastern states for support, our commitment to the Centre of Excellence with the expert backing of MIP will provide SA based companies with local support and international expertise, said Mr Harding. About MIP Founded in 1992, MIP provides sophisticated enterprise data management solutions to Global 2000 companies across a broad range of industries. MIP has established a strong reputation for expertise in Data Warehousing, Decision Support and Data Mining, combining end-to-end technologies and consulting skills to provide a successful outcome to every project. As the globe shrinks and markets expand into new horizons, MIP remains a true pioneer of Business Intelligence and Data Management with a track record of over 40 successful Data Warehouse implementations worldwide. MIP: The Data Warehouse and Data Mining specialists Informatica Ranked 12th Among Top Analytics Vendors In DM Review 100 Competition 2001-11-21T22:48:00Z informatica-ranked-12th-among-top-analytics-vendors-in-dm-review-100-competition For the fifth year in a row, Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA) has been selected by readers of DM Review magazine as one of the most influential enterprise analytics vendors in the DM Review 100 competition. Ranked number 12 out of 100 business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications and customer relationship management companies, Informatica's high placement within the prestigious industry listing continues to reflect the company's leading position in the enterprise analytics market. &quot;We are very pleased to have received this vote of confidence from the readers of DM Review. We believe the ranking reflects growing recognition of our vision to provide a single, unified analytic infrastructure that enables decision makers to transform business insight into true competitive advantage,&quot; said Diaz Nesamoney, president and COO of Informatica. &quot;We plan to continue combining the best of data integration, analytic applications and delivery technology to enable collaborative, real-time decision-making throughout the enterprise.&quot; &quot;Informatica continues to lead the market with high-quality data integration and analytic software that matches customer needs,&quot; said Ron Powell, publisher and editorial director of DM Review. &quot;Key to the company's leadership position has been its ability to adjust to rapidly changing marketplace demands. Through innovative product development, Informatica has succeeded in bringing to market a fully integrated, single-vendor enterprise analytic suite designed to help companies better analyze, measure and improve their operational effectiveness through metrics-driven management.&quot; In a product usage and vendor rating survey, DM Review readers were asked to rate the vendors of business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications and customer relationship management products used within their organizations. The 2001 DM Review 100 alphabetical listing can be found at www.dmreview.com/awards/top100/ &lt;http://www.dmreview.com/awards/top100/&gt;. DM Review is one of today's leading publications covering strategic solutions for business intelligence, analytic applications (including CRM) and data warehousing across all major industries. About Informatica Informatica provides enterprise analytic software that enables decision makers to transform business insight into competitive advantage. Informatica offers the industry's only integrated enterprise analytics suite, including a powerful data integration platform, cross value chain analytic applications, and real-time delivery of analytics via Web, wireless and voice. More than 1,370 customers worldwide, including 60 percent of the Fortune 100, rely on Informatica software to integrate, analyze, personalize and deliver critical information to managers, executives and other decision makers to optimize business performance. Our list of global customers includes 3Com, AMD, American Airlines, BMW, Borders Group, Brocade, Brunswick, Chevron, Cisco, CNET, Deutsche Bank, eBay, General Electric, France Telecom, Hewlett-Packard, MetLife, Motorola, Nokia, Orbitz, Philips, Polo Ralph Lauren, Sprint, UBS, the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Postal Service and Vizzavi. For more information, visit the Informatica Web site at www.informatica.com &lt;http://www.informatica.com&gt;. MIP Appointed Local Distributor of Data Profiling Software from Evoke 2001-11-16T21:05:00Z mip-appointed-local-distributor-of-data-profiling-software-from-evoke Data warehousing specialist, Management Information Principles (MIP), today announced it has signed a distributor agreement with the leading provider of Data Profiling software, Evoke Software Corp. (Evoke). MIP will resell the full suite of Evoke Axio products in Australia and New Zealand. Evoke provides software that assists data analysts with the previously tedious and error-prone task of profiling existing data sources so they can be used more effectively in new targeted applications such as ERP, CRM, Data Warehousing (DW), and Business Intelligence (BI). Were excited to be working with Evoke, said Steve Hitchman, Managing Director of MIP. Evoke offers the leading data profiling product in the world today, Evoke Axio, which fits in very nicely with our expertise in data warehousing and data integration technologies and methodologies. Founded in 1992, MIP provides sophisticated enterprise data management solutions to Global 2000 companies. MIP is the master distributor of Informaticas PowerMart and PowerCenter solutions in New Zealand and Australia, and thus already has extensive experience working with some of the largest companies with the most complex data environments in Australia. Evoke chose MIP because they have the mindset, the tools, the methodologies, and the know-how to lead enterprise clients in Australia and New Zealand through the process to effectively leverage data across the enterprise, said Lacy Edwards, CEO of Evoke Software. MIP understands that the inaccurate or missing metadata that companies are attempting to use when undertaking data integration, consolidation, or migration projects is crippling downstream applications, wreaking havoc on project timelines, and causing unnecessary rework. Theyve seen first hand how implementing data profiling with Evoke Axio can help mitigate these risks and help data warehousing and enterprise applications succeed. About Evoke Software Evoke Software is the leading provider of Data Profiling software for Global 2000 enterprises. Evoke software enables companies to identify and subsequently correct inconsistencies, redundancies, and inaccuracies in corporate databases before they cripple applications such as SAP, PeopleSoft and others. Evoke solutions are critical to any corporate IT infrastructure, as the foundation to the deployment of strategic initiatives such as corporate databases and enterprise systems like CRM, eCommerce, Business Intelligence and ERP. Evoke software reduces risk, accelerates time to market, and enables companies to exploit new opportunities. With the promise of accurate data for Global 2000 enterprises, Evoke software provides the digital fuel for the Information Economy. Evokes customer list includes such companies as ABN AMRO Bank, AT&amp;T, AXA Financial, FleetBoston, IBM, Verizon Wireless, Lloyds TSB Group, and Toyota USA. Evoke has strategic partnerships with major systems integrators, including CAP Gemini Ernst &amp; Young and IBM Global Services, is a Siebel Premier Software Partner, and has a partnership with IBM Software Group. Based in San Francisco, California, Evoke has development labs in Austin and Boulder, and sales and support offices throughout the United States and in England, France, and Germany. Evoke is a private company funded by premier investment firms. For more information, please visit the companys website at &lt;http://www.evokesoft.com/&gt;. About MIP Founded in 1992, MIP provides sophisticated enterprise data management solutions to Global 2000 companies across a broad range of industries. MIP has established a strong reputation for expertise in Data Warehousing, Decision Support and Data Mining, combining end-to-end technologies and consulting skills to provide a successful outcome to every project. As the globe shrinks and markets expand into new horizons, MIP remains a true pioneer of Business Intelligence and Data Management with a track record of over 40 successful Data Warehouse implementations worldwide. www.mip.com.au No Madness in MIPs Method: <BR> Adopt a proven approach or risk data warehousing failure 2001-11-12T22:31:00Z no-madness-in-mips-method-br-adopt-a-proven-approach-or-risk-data-warehousing-failure Companies that do not follow a step-by-step methodology when implementing data warehouses are setting themselves up for failure, leading Australian specialist data warehousing company, Management Information Principles (MIP) has warned, as it announced the version 3 of its data warehousing methodology. MIPs methodology has been developed and refined over a 10-year period and is based on practical Data Warehousing experience across many industry sectors worldwide. The strength of the methodology is proven by MIPs unrivaled track record in the field of Data Warehouse design and delivery. MIP has been successfully involved in over 30 data warehouse projects in the past two years alone. The data warehousing methodology covers a range of areas including scope, design and implementation; ETL strategy; data quality; meta data management; and a data warehouse health check which identifies and fixes business and technical problems - breathing life back into what MIP Managing Director Steve Hitchman calls the data cemeteries that MIP often finds when it first examines a customers existing environment. Our methodology is a way of consistently being able to apply and understand business processes, the way data flows underneath those business processes, and how you go about putting them into a relational database that gives you a completely open data architecture. Thats what everybody strives for, and thats precisely what we deliver by using this unique tool, Mr Hitchman said. Any data warehouse company thats worth its salt has got to have a solid methodology because if an external consultancy is brought in or contractors employed, they will all build in different ways. Without a sound process-driven approach the deliverable simply cannot be guaranteed. Thats a real danger when data warehouses are already very expensive to build and very easy to stuff up, Mr Hitchman said. MIP doesnt use contractors and we dont subcontract our work to third parties. All our consultants use our methodology, so when they go to a site they can deliver consistently on time and on budget. We are one of the only organisations that can do a fixed price delivery of a data warehouse, which we are able to do because of our approach and our methodology. After years of refinement, MIPs methodology is now the absolute backbone of the company. I dont believe anyone else in our marketplace has such a sound and focussed approach, Mr Hitchman said. Unlike other companies who charge clients big dollars for the use of their methodologies, MIPs methodology is an inherent part of our consulting services and is a fundamental component of our consultants toolkit. Mr Hitchman said. About MIP Founded in 1992, MIP provides sophisticated enterprise data management solutions to Global 2000 companies across a broad range of industries. MIP has established a strong reputation for expertise in Data Warehousing, Decision Support and Data Mining, combining end-to-end technologies and consulting skills to provide a successful outcome to every project. As the globe shrinks and markets expand into new horizons, MIP remains a true pioneer of Business Intelligence and Data Management with a track record of over 40 successful Data Warehouse implementations worldwide. MIP: The Data Warehouse and Data Mining specialists Zap Technology to distribute Informatica in Queensland for MIP 2001-08-17T16:00:00Z zap-technology-to-distribute-informatica-in-queensland-for-mip Data warehousing and data mining specialist Management Information Principles (MIP) has appointed business intelligence company Zap Technology (ZAPTECH) as a reseller for Informaticas leading suite of integrated business analytic software in Queensland. MIP is the master distributor for Informatica in Australia and New Zealand. Our partnership with ZAPTECH will greatly enhance our ability to respond to Queensland customer needs with highly effective local resources. Strengthening Informatica resources in Queensland will help both companies collaboratively deliver and support powerful solutions for leading enterprises throughout the region, MIP General Manager, Informatica Division, Brian Brett said. ZAPTECHs Managing Director Matthew Lingard said Informatica would enable Queensland government departments and major corporations to effectively and efficiently extract and transform data housed in their information systems. Many major organisations that have implemented large information systems like SAP in Queensland recently are now seeking ways to leverage the latent data held within those systems. This is an opportune time to offer the power of Informatica as the core tool to help them maximise their data resources, Mr Lingard said. About MIP Founded in 1992, MIP provides sophisticated enterprise data management solutions to Global 2000 companies across a broad range of industries. MIP has established a strong reputation for expertise in Data Warehousing, Decision Support and Data Mining, combining end-to-end technologies and consulting skills to provide a successful outcome to every project. As the globe shrinks and markets expand into new horizons, MIP remains a true pioneer of Business Intelligence and Data Management with a track record of over 40 successful Data Warehouse implementations worldwide. MIP: The Data Warehouse and Data Mining specialists Maximising the Value of your Customer Database Training 2001-08-08T12:00:00Z maximising-the-value-of-your-customer-database-training Specialist data warehousing specialist, MIP, is holding a two day Data Mining training course in Sydney on 25th and 26th September which will help people effectively profile their customer base and develop highly focused and accurate campaigns, minimising campaign cost and significantly increasing response rates. The hands-on course uses a number of leading data mining and visualisation tools to demonstrate how to use their information databases to look at customer profitability, churn, retention, fraud detection and credit risk management as well as cross-selling and up-selling issues. Developed by MIPs senior data mining practitioners, the Data Mining for Business Application course covers the concepts of data mining, formulation of business problems to be solved, data extraction, selection and pre-processing, modeling techniques, model building, interpretation and analysis of data mining results, and model deployment. The cost is $1895 per person. For further information about this and future courses, please call Audrey Mrazek on 02 9955 0268. About MIP In any competitive environment, information is power. But the accessing and amassing of data simply provides raw information - without answers. The real worth of information is not measured by the amount of data but by the intelligent analysis of it. At MIP we believe the value - the power - of information is in its application. Since 1993 MIP has devoted ever-increasing R&amp;D resources to creating strategic information management systems. Our philosophy has been and continues to be simple: To provide companies with better, faster, more accurate and more comprehensive ways to extract, distill and act on the information they need to succeed. We call it providing user-friendly solutions to complex business challenges. This has made MIP one of the leading global providers of analytical software. As the globe shrinks and financial markets expand into new horizons, MIP is always looking a step ahead. The concepts and innovations of our experts today are your competitive advantages in business tomorrow. MIP: The Data Warehouse and Data Mining specialists