Compiled By Jill Jusko The Dannon Co. Inc. has implemented the Informatica Corp. data integration platform in less than three months. The platform integrates data from numerous applications across the enterprise, replacing custom code. Says Greg Northrup, IS senior manager at the Tarrytown, N.Y.-based yogurt manufacturer: "Informatica relieves us from having to write custom integration code, while letting us accomplish the same results in a fraction of the time -- in just days instead of weeks or months." Additionally, he says, "Informatica has also enabled us to reduce the amount of IT resources required for data warehousing by approximately 30%." The scalable Informatica platform automatically consolidates data from a wide variety of enterprise resource planning and other systems, including financial, trade-management, and order-management systems. Anyone in the company can access a single repository containing granular information on products, customers, and sales.