Human Inference and Talend Join Forces

Under the cooperation agreement, the two companies will join forces to deliver complex projects spanning data quality management, master data management (MDM) and big data.

Arnhem/Düsseldorf, April 10, 2014 – Human Inference, European market-leader in data quality and master data management solutions, and Talend – the global big data integration software leader – are bundling their competencies.  

The new buzzword in the world of IT is “datability” – and it was also the theme at this year’s CeBIT fair in Hanover. The way that companies handle their data is playing an increasingly important and transparent role in their success and there has been a marked increase in investment in this area. At the same time, data management requirements and projects are becoming ever more complex. “That is why we are building our partnership network – our aim is to offer our customers a one-stop solution to all their needs,” explains Heinrich Erk, Senior Manager Strategic Accounts at Human Inference. The latest move in this strategy is a cooperation agreement between the data quality specialist headquartered in the Dutch city of Arnhem and the Paris-based pioneer in open source data integration.

“2014 is shaping up to be an exciting year for Talend. Together with our partners, we will continue to re-invent data infrastructure around the world. With our ground-breaking solutions, customers can suddenly unlock much more value from their data repositories,” maintains François Chiche, Vice President of Alliances at Talend. Both partners are well positioned in their segments by independent analysts. Forrester Research, for example, recognizes Talend as a Contender to be watched in coming years (The Forrester Wave™: Master Data Management Solutions Q1 2014). Gartner, too, positions Talend as a Visionary in its Magic Quadrants for Master Data Management of Customer Data Solutions, Data Integration Tools and Data Quality Tools. Gartner also recognizes Human Inference as a Visionary in its latest Magic Quadrant for Data Quality Tools. As part of the global Neopost Group, Human Inference offers a wide range of value-adding data quality tools to enterprise users in particular.

“By joining forces with Talend and synergizing our offerings, we will be able to offer our customers the best fit from two global technology leaders based on a clear and transparent pricing model,” declares Heinrich Erk. In a consolidating market, this partnership will provide greater security of investment for both companies and guarantee greater stability compared with local medium-sized competitors.

About Human Inference
Human Inference is a leading provider of customer data management solutions. Based on natural language processing built on an extensive core of knowledge, these solutions are designed to optimize the interaction between companies and their customers for excellent business outcomes. Human Inference was founded in 1986 and is highly regarded in the field of data quality and integration. The company has its headquarters in Arnhem (NL) and a number of subsidiaries in Europe, including one in Germany. In December 2012, Human Inference was acquired by Neopost, the European leader and world’s number two supplier of mailroom and logistics solutions. The listed Neopost Group is headquartered in France and has 29 subsidiaries around the world. Its products and services are marketed in 90 countries and it employs around 5,900 people, 1,300 sales representatives and 450 R&D engineers. More than 250 customers, including Allianz, Center Parcs, DHL, E.ON, NordLB and Schufa, rely on Human Inference to build closer customer relationships, achieve operational excellence and ensure regulatory compliance. For more information, see and