Hermes Selects Syncsort DMExpress as Data Integration Technology Standard

Home Delivery Specialist Uses Syncsort DMExpress to Tame Big Data Integration Challenges, Drive Significantly Lower Total Cost of Ownership

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LONDON, July 24, 2012

LONDON , July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Syncsort, a global leader in high-performance data integration solutions, today announced that Hermes, one of Europe 's leading home delivery specialists, has selected Syncsort® DMExpress as its data integration technology corporate standard. The company is using DMExpress to help tame its Big Data integration challenges, accelerate time-to-insight and reduce total cost of ownership.

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Prior to selecting the solution as its corporate standard, Hermes was exposed to DMExpress' performance capabilities and hardware efficiency as part of its successful mainframe migration project. Based on the cost savings and business value delivered by DMExpress, Hermes recognised an opportunity to leverage the solution's unique combination of performance, efficiency and productivity more broadly across its organisation as part of other strategic initiatives.

Within just weeks of selecting and implementing DMExpress, Hermes was able to transfer business-critical data between the company's Oracle and IBM DB2 database instances. Performance is critical for this data transfer, and Hermes was able to complete this with an 8x improvement over its previous approach.

DMExpress is also providing Hermes with superior productivity, including a simple user interface to automatically code and transfer data. Previously, it would frequently take the company up to two days of transaction development time to be able to move data from its point-of-sale (POS) system, which consists of approximately 1.5 million rows with 250 columns. This development time has now been cut to only one hour, giving Hermes' IT team a more streamlined process and freeing up resources to spend on mission-critical applications and higher value initiatives.

“Having previously used DMExpress, we were already impressed by the solution's performance capabilities and resource efficiency,” said Noel Kenningham , Head of Strategy and Architecture, Hermes I.S. “Ease of use was a critical factor in our decision making process and DMExpress has exceeded our expectations on this front to make our team more productive. Where we used to have to extract data from up to 10 different sources, we now only have to extract data from one source with DMExpress.”

“For organisations in the distribution sector, timing and quality of service are of the essence,” said Steven Totman , Data Integration Business Unit Executive, EMEA, Syncsort. “As such, DMExpress' powerful combination of speed, efficiency, productivity and cost effectiveness can deliver tremendous value to companies such as Hermes, and help guarantee that service levels are met or exceeded. Organisations are increasingly recognising that there is a better way, and are using efficient, scalable solutions such as DMExpress to reduce the load on bursting data warehouses and derive greater value from Big Data.”

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