SOURCE: Trillium Software, a division of Harte-Hanks

June 12, 2006 09:00 ET

Sunopsis and Harte-Hanks Enter a Relationship to Augment Integration Offerings With Data Quality

-Adding Harte-Hanks Trillium Software's TS Quality™ Technology to Sunopsis' Data Integration Portfolio Means Enhanced Value for Sunopsis Customers-

BURLINGTON, MA and BILLERICA, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- June 12, 2006 -- Sunopsis, a technology innovator in the application and data integration market, and Trillium Software, a business of Harte-Hanks (NYSE: HHS) and a leading enabler of Total Data Quality solutions, today announced the companies have entered an agreement where Sunopsis will integrate and resell TS Quality™, Harte-Hanks Trillium Software's award-winning data quality solution, as part of the Sunopsis Data Conductor and Sunopsis Active Integration platforms.

"Data quality is a critical component of most successful data integration efforts," said Yves de Montcheuil, director of product marketing at Sunopsis. "By integrating TS Quality with our ETL and data integration offerings, we are enabling our customers to achieve total data quality, further enhancing the success of their integration efforts."

"Sunopsis' integration and ETL tools simplify the tasks and reduce the cost of integrating data and applications across the enterprise," said Spencer Joyner, corporate officer and vice president, Harte-Hanks. "By augmenting Sunopsis' products with TS Quality, companies can further enhance the value of their data integration initiatives by eradicating data quality problems."

"Data integration projects inevitably reveal data quality issues, whether defects that demand correction or opportunities that could be leveraged," said Philip Russom, senior manager of research at The Data Warehousing Institute. "Therefore, data integration implementations that omit data quality functions are prone to unexpected problems that cause project delays, cost overruns, and faulty deliverables. By offering Trillium Software's TS Quality as an integral part of its data integration suite, Sunopsis is enabling its customers to avoid project problems and to improve the quality of information deliverables."

The foundation of TS Quality has been designed to support an organization's data quality requirements within applications across the entire enterprise and to provide users with a trusted foundation on which to build a long-term strategy for data quality. TS Quality supports name and address standards, based on postal authority files, for many nations worldwide. The software is also multithreaded, allowing real-time data processing.

Pricing and Availability

Integration work between the two companies is nearly complete, with general availability expected in July 2006.

TS Quality also will be available as an upgrade for existing Sunopsis customers. Organizations already using Harte-Hanks Trillium Software products will be able to acquire the Sunopsis Open Connector for TS Quality so that they, too, may use both products in an integrated fashion.

About Sunopsis

Sunopsis empowers companies to improve business responsiveness by placing the right data at the right place, at the right time. The company's next-generation data and application integration products allow organizations to efficiently manage and share data from disparate sources without the complexity and cost of traditional integration solutions. With more than 500 customers worldwide and a global presence, Sunopsis has headquarters in France, the United States, and Singapore.

About Harte-Hanks

Harte-Hanks, Inc., San Antonio, TX, is a worldwide, direct and targeted marketing company that provides direct marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to a wide range of local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. Visit the Harte-Hanks Web site at http://www.harte-hanks.com or call (800) 456-9748.

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software enables organization to achieve Total Data Quality by providing a full complement of technologies and services providing global data profiling, data cleansing, enhancement, and data linking for e-business, customer relationship management, enterprise resource planning, supply chain management, data warehouse, and other enterprise applications. Use of the Trillium Software System® by many of the world's largest and most successful companies has made Trillium Software the leader in its marketplace. For more information about Trillium Software and its offerings, call (978) 436-8900, or visit Trillium Software online at http://www.trilliumsoftware.com.

Trillium Software is a registered trademark of Harte-Hanks, Inc. All other product and company names and trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

Contact Information

  • Media Contacts:
    Patricia Mercier
    Harte-Hanks Trillium Software
    (978) 436-2794
    Email Contact

    Yves de Montcheuil
    Sunopsis
    (781) 238-1766
    Email Contact