BILLERICA, Massachusetts and WOODCLIFF LAKE, New Jersey, February 9 /PRNewswire/ --

- Alliance helps customers reduce project costs while providing high-speed transformation and aggregation -

Trillium Software(R) (, a business of Harte-Hanks, Inc. (NYSE: HHS) and a leading enabler of Total Data Quality(TM) ( solutions, and Syncsort (, a global leader in high-speed data integration, protection and sorting software, today announced a global technology alliance aimed at helping customers integrate data quality functionality directly into an array of data management processes. The alliance can provide customers with high-speed transformation and aggregation, and potentially lower costs for data warehousing, business intelligence, customer relationship management, and data integration initiatives.


The two companies have created a software-based application connector that seamlessly integrates the Trillium Software System(R) ( )data quality product with DMExpress(TM) (, Syncsort's data integration and Extract, Transform Load (ETL) solution. By allowing rapid integration of data quality projects into the DMExpress job flow at any point in an ETL process, the solution provides a single user interface for business and IT users to quickly investigate, improve, govern, and monitor their data. This technology can improve the value of information by building an accurate and consistent master record of data at any point in a business process, while helping reduce project time and analyzing data in real-time to ensure high levels of ongoing quality.

Given the economy, the demand for cost-effective solutions that also increase performance and speed is greater than it has ever been. Our new alliance addresses this need by making enterprise data more complete and more meaningful in an accelerated timeframe, said Harvey Tessler, senior vice president of marketing at Syncsort. Our combined solution for data integration and quality greatly reduces analysis time and identifies problems within data sources that will potentially allow our customers to avoid unnecessary project costs.

This integrated data lifecycle solution is aimed at companies who are trapped in the time-consuming process of trying to guess how accurate their data is, and determine which data fits their existing business needs, said Leonard Dubois, senior vice president of marketing at Trillium Software. Unlike other products that require you to assume or guess at the quality of the information, integration of the DMExpress and Trillium Software System helps customers more quickly, accurately and automatically ensure data quality in any data integration or management process.

DMExpress is a high-speed solution for data management performance challenges. It speeds ETL, data warehousing, business intelligence and other large volume applications for data management. It transforms and aggregates data at high speeds to create consolidated views for reporting, analysis, or other downstream applications. The Trillium Software System is a complete data quality lifecycle management software platform that is scalable and optimized for increased performance and rapid data profiling, cleansing, standardization, matching, and ongoing data governance. It offers profiling and data cleansing functionality in a single user interface to help customers seamlessly manage the end-to-end data quality lifecycle. In addition, because of its completely flexible architecture, the product can be integrated into many types of applications and data sources.

About Syncsort

Syncsort Incorporated has a 40 year history of providing compelling solutions to software performance problems. Its high-speed data management and data protection software is supported by world-class technical services. DMExpress is Syncsort's high-speed, cost-efficient data integration software. When it comes to large volumes of data, DMExpress makes ETL, data warehousing, business intelligence and other large volume applications run even faster. Syncsort is headquartered in Woodcliff Lake, NJ. For more information call +1-201-930-9700 (+1-877-951-FAST in the US and Canada) or visit

About Harte-Hanks

Harte-Hanks is a worldwide direct and targeted marketing company that provides marketing services and shopper advertising opportunities to local, regional, national and international consumer and business-to-business marketers. Visit the Harte-Hanks Web site at or call +1-800-456-9748.

Harte-Hanks Trillium Software enables organizations 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. For more information about Trillium Software and its offerings, call +1-978-436-8900 in the United States and in the United Kingdom call +44(0)118-940-7666, or visit Trillium Software online at .

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