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Informatica Wins Ventana Research 2006 IT Performance Management Leadership Award

Informatica customers Fairfax County Public Schools, U.S. Coast Guard and BNSF Railway also recognized as pioneers in performance management

Informatica Corporation (NASDAQ: INFA), a leading provider of data integration software, today announced that Informatica’s IT team, led by CIO Tony Young, won the Ventana Research 2006 IT Performance Management Leadership Award for successfully using technology to improve business performance. Informatica customers Fairfax County Public Schools, the U.S. Coast Guard and BNSF Railway were also recognized for pioneering IT initiatives that leverage Informatica’s market-leading data integration technology. Winners of the 2006 Performance Management Leadership Award were announced on June 13th at the Ventana Research Analyst Summit in San Francisco.

"Performance management applies best practices methodologies and information technology to manage and improve the performance of an organization," said Mark Smith, CEO and EVP Research, Ventana Research. "This year's Performance Management Leadership Award winners exemplify the broad applicability of this discipline - from educational accountability to homeland security to sales and customer support. We applaud Fairfax County Public Schools, BNSF Railway, the U.S Coast Guard and Informatica for their focus and innovativeness in achieving high-value business outcomes."

Informatica CIO Tony Young accepted the top award in the category of IT Performance Leadership on behalf of the Informatica IT team. Leveraging a combination of best practices and technologies, including data integration and CRM, Young and his IT organization spearheaded an initiative to improve Informatica's customer support and enhance sales and marketing performance. The resulting single customer view, one-stop sales portal and real-time forecasting capabilities have led to measurable increases in customer satisfaction, increased sales and support revenues and enhanced IT productivity.

"We congratulate our customers on this well-deserved recognition for their successful performance management initiatives," said Brian Gentile, executive vice president and chief marketing officer of Informatica. "We are also proud to accept the Ventana Research award on behalf of Informatica's own IT team, which delivered innovations in customer and sales operations resulting in more immediate responsiveness to customers and enhanced customer services, with reduced IT costs and greater IT productivity."