The Unifi Data Platform Delivers Unrivaled Self-Service Access to Data

SAN MATEO, Calif., December 06, 2017 — Unifi Software, the leader in providing a seamlessly integrated suite of self-service data tools, today announced it has earned Frost & Sullivan’s prestigious 2017 North American Customer Value Leadership Award for the Big Data and Analytics Industry. Based on extensive and ongoing analysis across the entire value chain of vendors providing Big Data and Analytics Tools, Frost & Sullivan determined that Unifi provides the best approach to an integrated solution that manages the entire data acquisition and preparation continuum. The Award is in recognition of Unifi’s superior products and services along with the company’s ability to deliver a clear, demonstrable return on investment (ROI) for customers.

“Over the past few years the number of vendors providing self-service data tools has risen dramatically. Offerings include niche products for data preparation, data catalog, governance and even metadata management. Of those solutions, however, none have emerged that deliver the level of data transparency and business value, even when combined, as Unifi’s solution which offers a fully integrated, comprehensive data platform,” said Mike Jude, Research Director for Stratecast | Frost & Sullivan. “We’ve been highly impressed with the company’s ability to contribute immediate and extended value to customers and with the results that each in turn has realized. This award recognizes the achievement and meaningful impact Unifi is making to business users as well as to IT teams.”

Unifi has rapidly become the go-to business tool of choice for users at Global 2000 companies including AT Kearney, Boston Biomedical, Essentra, Havas, MoneyGram, Nike, OneAZ Credit Union, Sabre, United Benefit Advisors (UBA), Visa, West County Health Centers and many more. Its unique approach to delivering self-service data for analytics has been a game-changer to entire communities of people within these organizations. For example, at West County Health Centers self-service access to data has become a compelling mechanism for better health care delivery to families and individuals across Northern California. OneAZ Credit Union, a $2 billion cooperative, is using Unifi to power its Member 360 view and has realized $2.5 million in incremental revenue in the past 12 months. Sabre, which processes over a billion customer transactions annually, is now able to easily and quickly combine all of its SLA information across legacy systems and in the cloud to serve its customers more effectively.

Business users across every industry and market have turned to big data and analytics technologies to make sense of their data and extract meaningful insights. One of the biggest challenges though, is to find truth and value amid the torrent of data flooding into an enterprise—both structured and unstructured, from a multitude of data sources. According to Frost & Sullivan, data preparation tools alone are insufficient, not scalable and still place an undue burden on IT resources. As Frost & Sullivan Stratecast surveys indicate, data preparation can often consume up to 80 percent of the time available to business analysts in the organization. The Unifi Data Platform provides a comprehensive solution that includes; governance and security, catalog and discovery, data preparation, workflow automation, and community collaboration—all powered by AI and optimized for the cloud.

The Unifi Data Platform breaks down the barriers of operational data silos and democratizes information—using AI to find and personalize the data that’s most relevant to a user across an ever growing number of disparate data sets, and delivering those insights through an elegant, recommendations-based user experience. The Unifi data virtualization model makes all data easily discoverable and readily available to decision makers at all levels within an organization while still allowing IT to maintain security and compliance, which Frost & Sullivan notes, “radically reduces the overhead on business analysts and IT”.

“Achieving market leadership is never an easy task. It means always pushing the envelope of what’s possible to deliver the best in customer value. At Unifi we’ve built a culture around innovation and engineering excellence to lead from the beginning,” said Sean Keenan, Co-Founder and Vice President of Product at Unifi Software. “Receiving Frost & Sullivan’s Customer Value Leadership Award for the Big Data and Analytics Industry is a great testament to all of the hard work on every front of our business.”
Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this award to the company that has demonstrated excellence in implementing strategies that proactively create value for its customers with a focus on improving the return on the investment that customers make in its services or products. The award recognizes the company’s unique focus on augmenting the value that its customers receive, beyond simply good customer service, leading to improved customer retention and customer base expansion.

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices awards recognize companies in a variety of regional and global markets for demonstrating outstanding achievement and superior performance in areas such as leadership, technological innovation, customer service, and strategic product development. Industry analysts compare market participants and measure performance through in-depth interviews, analysis, and extensive secondary research to identify best practices in the industry.

About Unifi Software
Unifi’s Data Platform breaks down the barriers of operational data silos and democratizes information across the enterprise. At the heart of the platform is a comprehensive suite of self-service data tools to empower business users. Employing machine learning and artificial intelligence technologies, governed by IT and cloud-optimized, Unifi predicts what the business user wants to visualize and then connects the resulting data natively to the BI tool for fast, accurate results.