Informatica data integration platform successfully implemented by the Principal Financial Group

Leading Global Financial Institution Standardizes Company-Wide on Informatica PowerCenter for Broad Data Integration Initiatives

REDWOOD CITY, Calif., Nov. 30, 2004 -- Informatica Corporation (Nasdaq: INFA), a leading provider of data integration software, today announced that the Principal Financial Group(R) has standardized on the Informatica PowerCenter data integration platform. With PowerCenter, the Fortune 500 company has been able to further understand and improve its customer relationships, enhance the effectiveness of its multiple distribution channels, and drive sustained business growth with more effective sales and marketing initiatives for cross-selling and retention.

"Informatica is a core component of our overall IT infrastructure, which ultimately puts valuable customer and market information into the hands of the people at the Principal Financial Group who make strategic decisions about the company's future growth and direction," said Dave Thamke, senior IT architect at The Principal. "We're utilizing PowerCenter not just for data warehousing, but for integration projects across the board, such as financial data integration across lines of business, as well as data and system migration projects. We have centralized our use of PowerCenter in order to gain economies of scale, lower total cost of ownership and establish consistent data integration methodologies and processes."

With $152.1 billion in assets under management and 4.6 million customers worldwide, The Principal uses PowerCenter to integrate customer, financial, sales and human resources data from multiple mainframe legacy and distributed operational systems, such as PeopleSoft and numerous administration systems. This consolidated information is analyzed by top management, marketing and business analysts in five of the company's diverse lines of business to develop growth strategies, analyze channel and campaign effectiveness, optimize the use of personnel resources, and track progress towards corporate goals.

"The Principal Financial Group represents another leading financial services firm centralizing its data integration initiatives around PowerCenter in an Integration Competency Center model, and establishing a best-practices framework around the collection, consolidation and delivery of business information," said John Entenmann, executive vice president of corporate strategy and marketing at Informatica. "By expanding its use of data integration to enterprise-wide operational data integration initiatives and leveraging Informatica for data migration and consolidation, The Principal is realizing significant productivity and efficiency gains."

The Principal Financial Group is a leader in offering businesses, individuals and institutional clients a wide range of financial products and services, including retirement and investment services, life and health insurance and banking through its diverse family of financial services companies.

About Informatica

Informatica Corporation is a leading provider of data integration software. Using Informatica products, companies can access, integrate, visualize, and audit their enterprise information assets to help improve business performance, increase customer profitability, streamline supply chain operations and proactively manage regulatory compliance. More than 2,100 companies worldwide rely on Informatica for their end-to-end enterprise data integration needs. For more information, call 650-385-5000 (800-970-1179 in the U.S.), or visit

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