Talend, the leading open source integration specialist, has announced that Steria, a leading provider of IT-enabled business services, has been awarded Platinum Partner status - the first partner in the UK to attain this status.
The Talend and Steria working relationship already spans a two-year timeframe, delivering high quality IT strategy and workflows, data management and expertise to many customers across numerous vertical sectors, including UK government agencies and police forces, manufacturing and retail, pharmaceuticals and technology; and most recently in the financial services industry with a Master Data Management programme delivered for Travelex. The platinum partner status therefore, is a natural yet significant milestone for both organisations, further sealing the collaborative working model and reciprocal partnership.
The combination of Talend's market leading open source data management tools and Steria's track record ability in delivering enterprise-level IT product strategy, architecture and roadmaps in a unified environment has already delivered significant benefit to mutual customers as a high value alternative to traditional fixed and closed source technology platforms.
Talend and Steria's mutual customers, such as Travelex, are engaged in significant IT projects requiring collaboration of both IT practices and solutions with challenges such as the management, integration and exploitation of big data, global standardisation and single data sources delivered in enterprise-grade architectures. With Talend and Steria working in parallel with associated data toolsets and IT enablement processes, these customers ultimately benefit from a collaborative approach to these real-time business issues.
Steria's new partner status also provides the opportunity to build upon its already class-leading Talend capability through enhanced levels of support, training and closer collaboration for both its UK and offshore delivery teams in relation to Talend engagements.
"We are delighted that Steria has attained this platinum partner status, a clear recognition of our two organisations working in partnership to create a high value and quality alignment process." comments Mark Hodgson, partner manager for Talend. "With optimised processes and real synergy in our working relationship, this status is representative of the dynamism and significant benefits we are providing customers."
Andy Whitehurst, head of enterprise data management for Steria adds, "With Talend's platinum partner status we can build further on our already strong links and collaboration with the Talend teams and communities, which will allow us to provide unmatched levels of product knowledge, advice and support to our customers. Talend's innovative unified integration platform, coupled with predictable pricing, is significant and relevant in today's IT enablement processes, allowing our joint customers to harness the power of their data assets to drive both efficiency and competitive advantage."