07 Apr Firstlogic partners with Business Objects
LA CROSSE — Business Objects and Firstlogic have announced an OEM agreement to embed Firstlogic‘s data-checking software into Business Objects‘ new data integration platform. Data Integrator 6.5 will include name and address data cleansing.
“Data credibility has become extremely important as companies try to manage overall enterprise performance,” said Sachin Chawla, vice president of data integration at Business Objects.
She said the combined product is intended to ensure businesses’ databases contain up-to-date and consistent information.
“Our research shows there is a palpable increase of interest in data quality at an enterprise level,” said Doug Laney, vice president of META Group, an IT research firm. “Nonetheless, there is still a tendency for companies to sweep data quality issues under the rug, or hope that when systems are upgraded, data quality issues will just ‘go away.'”