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Caixa Economica Federal Selects Informatica Data Integration Platform for Single View of the Customer and Compliance

Latin America's largest government-owned bank to power real-time data integration and risk and fraud management with Informatica

BRASILIA, Brazil, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Informatica Corporation , a leading provider of data integration software, today announced that Brazil's Caixa Economica Federal (CEF), the largest government-owned bank in Latin America, has chosen the Informatica PowerCenter data integration platform and Informatica Data Quality to underpin a data integration project centralizing customer information to gain a single view of the customer.

By integrating company-wide data currently stored in three disparate systems and platforms -- banking customers in one database; employees in another; and mortgage customers in a third environment -- the new system put in place will upgrade and deploy new processes to generate key decision-support information for the bank's business management, risk management and fraud prevention systems.

The Informatica solution will be deployed across CEF's three main centers located in Sao Paulo, Rio de Janeiro and Brasilia in the CRM and Data Warehousing functions, and will manage the Government's Severance Indemnity Fund for Workers (FGTS) information. CEF will also use Informatica's metadata management functionality to support compliance with Sarbanes Oxley and Basel II -- requirements for documentation and auditing.

"We are very pleased to have met all the bank's extensive requirements during a year-long selection process that culminated with a one week and 40-hour deadline to test and prove the effectiveness of the proposed solution," said Carlos Andre, regional director, Informatica Latin America. "Through its Informatica implementation, Caixa Economica Federal will achieve gains at both the tactical and strategic levels, increasing the company's competitiveness and effectiveness."

About Caixa Economica Federal

Caixa Economica Federal is the largest government-owned bank in Latin America. The customer base has grown by 42 percent during the past 30 months, from 23.1 million to 33.6 million. Over 3 million people have entered the Brazilian banking system by means of the simplified account program, the greatest banking inclusion action countrywide.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of enterprise data integration software and services. With Informatica, organizations can gain greater business value by integrating all their information assets from across the enterprise. More than 2,900 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 (1-800-653-9871 in the U.S.), or visit http://www.informatica.com/.

Note: Informatica, Informatica Data Quality and PowerCenter are registered trademarks of Informatica Corporation in the United States and in jurisdictions throughout the world. All other company and product names may be trade names or trademarks of their respective owners.

Informatica Corporation

CONTACT: Deborah Wiltshire of Informatica Corporation, +1-650-385-5360,
mobile, +1-650-862-8186, [email protected]; or Donna Lyon of
Text 100, +1-415-593-8478, mobile, +1-415-350-6615, [email protected],
for Informatica Corporation

Web site: http://www.informatica.com/

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