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Informatica Applications

Informatica Corp. was in the the BI Analytics applications between 1999 and 2003.

Informatica Corp. started with the acquisition of the company, Influence Software, in December 1999. The acquired product from Influence Software seems then becaming the base for developing Informatica’s packaged analytics application, Informatica Applications.

Informatica Corp. announced their product Informatica Applications in March 2000. At that time, Informatica Applications has three suites of integrated analytics applications – Informatica eCRM, Informatica eBusiness Operations, and Informatica eProcurement.

A year later(2001), Informatica released Informatica Applications 4.1, the next version. In this version, Informatica added a new suite, Informatica eMarketplace.

In 2002, Informatica Corp. announced a new modular approach with the release of the PowerAnalyzer analytics front end and Informatica Warehouse data warehouse.

According to its annual report of the year 2003, Informatica Warehouse comprised of fourteen different subject specific warehouse modules or “marts”: sales, marketing, service, Web, general ledger, receivables, payables, profitability, compensation, scorecard, planning, sourcing, inventory and quality. The Informatica arehouse Modules provides ETL for a variety of source systems, such as Ariba, i2, Oracle, PeopleSoft, SAP, Siebel Systems, etc.

i2 Technologies, Inc. signed an OEM agreement for the Informatica Warehouse for Supply Chain Analytics in November 2002. Under the contract, i2 is authorized to resell the entire suite of Informatica Applications to its customers. Informatica’s analytics software family actually becomes a standard component of i2’s core infrastructure.

However, in July 2003, Informatica Corp. made its packaged analytic content available only to systems integration and software application partners, and cease direct selling of this content. They said that they want to concentrate on the integration tool and BI platform.


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  1. […] Informatica Corp.  acquired the Influence Software, in December 1999.  The acquired product from Influence Software then becaming the base for developing Informatica’s packaged analytics application, Informatica Applications. […]