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Data Smart: HR specialist selects Talend; MidlandHR selects Talend Integration Suite to provide client datamart
[July 22, 2009]

Data Smart: HR specialist selects Talend; MidlandHR selects Talend Integration Suite to provide client datamart

(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Talend Integration Suite, the leading open source enterprise data integration solution has been selected by MidlandHR, a payroll and HR solutions provider, to extract, convert and load data from the company's iTrent system. MidlandHR has deployed Talend's tool to drive performance management and meet the market's changing demands, including the growing requirement for Web based business; the shift from central administration and the increase in mobile workforces.

MidlandHR is a leading payroll and HR solutions provider to 'blue chip' companies, government, health and other public sector organisations worldwide, offering tailored services to meet payroll and personnel requirements.

Dr Leslie Bowie, Research Director, MidlandHR: "Due to initiatives such as the flexible workforce, data management has shifted from being an administrative focussed task to one which demands secure on-line access to up-to-date data for interactive exploration and analysis. As a typical MidlandHR client employs tens of thousands of staff, our software needs to handle enormous volumes of performance, absence and payroll data. And all of this data needs to be processed and shared within tight timeframes. We have recognised the need for sophisticated tools to help us better manipulate and share this data with our clients' decision makers." "With the Talend Integration Suite they now have the capability of creating a comprehensive datamart that refreshes itself on a daily basis. Furthermore, in being open source, the Talend Integration Suite can work with either Oracle or SQL server databases on either Unix or Windows platforms. This was a major selling point for us, as MidlandHR has an almost equal split in the number of Oracle and Microsoft based clients. They needed one solution and they wanted to develop it with one tool and now they can." Talend Integration Suite is the first open source enterprise data integration solution, designed to support multi-user development, and to scale to the highest levels of data volumes and process complexity. The tool is a subscription service that extends award winning Talend Open Studio with professional grade technical support and additional features to facilitate the work of large teams and industrialise enterprise-scale deployments.

Francois Mero, General Manager-EMEA, Talend commented: "When having to manage a huge amount of data as MidlandHR does, it is critical that there are tools in place that enable staff to integrate data quickly, whilst also ensuring they maintain data quality. In particular, MidlandHR needed an open source data integration tool that could be used in conjunction with other infrastructures such as Oracle, which would not be possible with using proprietary software. This is where we see the benefits of open source coming to light. Talend Integration Suite meets these requirements perfectly and we look forward to working closely with MidlandHR." About Talend Talend is the recognised market leader in open source data integration. More than 600 paying customers around the globe, including Yahoo!, Virgin Mobile, Sony and Swiss Life, use the Talend Integration Suite of products and services to optimise the costs of data integration, ETL and data quality. With more than five million lifetime downloads and one million core product downloads, Talend's solutions are the most widely used and deployed data integration solutions in the world. The company has major offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a global network of technical and services partners.

About MidlandHR: MidlandHR is the largest independent HR, payroll and talent management solutions provider in the UK. With over 25 years experience in the industry, MidlandHR deliver a wide range of expert tailored solutions and services including in-house or hosted solutions, Software as a Service, payroll bureau services and fully managed payroll outsourcing. MidlandHR's customers span the entire range of business sectors and include: Friends Provident, Severn Trent Water, Chesterfield NHS, QVC, Cambridge University, Oxfam, Oxford City Council, TK Maxx, Liverpool Football Club, Law Offices Departments and Laing O'Rourke.

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