SAN MATEO, California, November 24 /PRNewswire/ --

- Master Data Management Consolidates and Harmonises Key Business Processes; Creates a Better Experience for Customers

Siperian, Inc. -- developers of an industry leading master data management (MDM) platform -- today announced that Johnson Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. (JJHCS) won the inaugural Master Data Management Excellence award at the recent Gartner Master Data Management Summit. The award, which is determined by peers, is an honor bestowed upon the company that has demonstrated excellence in their MDM efforts. Attendees of the recent Gartner Master Data Management Summit chose JJHCS as the winner based on what they thought was the best example of MDM excellence. The Company, which leverages Siperian MDM Hub, relies on their MDM initiative to enable the end-to-end experience for their commercial customers from product supply and contract management to order and revenue management.

We are honored to have been selected the winner of the MDM Excellence Award, said Charles H. Bloodworth III, director, Information Technology, Johnson Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. By leveraging a well-thought-out MDM infrastructure, we have been able to strengthen the customer experience and support our critical compliance efforts. I am very proud of the team of people that have worked so hard over the last four years on this program. They worked hard to achieve the excellence recognised by this award.

According to a recent press release from Gartner Inc. entitled, Gartner Accepting Nominations for the Inaugural MDM Excellence Award, published June 18, 2008, John Radcliffe, Gartner research vice president and co-chair of the Summit stated, The MDM Excellence Award honors the company that has shown leadership in ensuring that their MDM initiatives are approached with consistency, simplification, uniformity of process, analysis and communication across the enterprise in order to maximise benefits to the enterprise and its customers.

About Gartner Master Data Management Summit

Organizations use Master Data Management (MDM) to increase revenue and customer service, accelerate enterprise agility, promote operational efficiency, achieve competitive differentiation, support enterprise transparency and ensure corporate compliance. The effective management and governance of master data is both an opportunity and challenge for many large enterprises. The Gartner MDM Summit 2008 highlights key trends and identifies best practices, technologies, software tools and vendors that will guide you through successful implementation of your MDM initiatives. Additional information is available at

About Johnson Johnson Health Care Systems Inc.

Johnson Johnson Health Care Systems Inc. (JJHCS) provides account management, contracting, supply chain and business services to key health care customers, including hospital systems and group purchasing organisations, leading health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and government health care institutions. For more information visit

About Siperian, Inc.

Siperian, Inc., an innovative provider of a flexible master data management (MDM) platform, helps companies unify their critical data about customers, products and organisations -- and delivers reliable, complete views of this data within existing business processes. The Siperian MDM Hub(TM) offers the next generation of architectural flexibility for managing all types of master data. It is an integrated, model-driven software platform that adapts to today's business requirements delivering rapid return on investment, while evolving to a complete enterprise master data management platform. Siperian's approach enables rapid implementation and has earned the company its reputation for leadership and proven success by meeting the complex requirements of market-leading companies in health and life sciences, technology, insurance, manufacturing, retail, financial services media and information services. With corporate headquarters in San Mateo, California, Siperian has offices throughout the United States and in Toronto, Canada; the Company's EMEA operation is headquartered in London. To learn more about Siperian visit or call +1-866-747-3742.

The identification of a Gartner Award winner is not an endorsement by Gartner of any vendor, product or service.

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