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Talend, the recognized market leader in open source data integration software, today announced that Reed Exhibitions, the world's leading events organizer, has selected Talend Integration Suite and Talend Data Quality to help better manage the migration and integration of company data.

Reed Exhibitions will be using Talend’s software to support its global enterprise applications program by providing real-time integration between its online web platform which services more than 400 Web sites and key business applications including salesforce.com, a staple for Reed’s sales and marketing teams. In conjunction, Talend’s software will help to synchronize the company’s global team as well as help align processes, such as sales order processing across the Americas, Europe and Asia Pacific regions.

Reed Exhibitions runs more than 470 events in 37 countries, bringing together more than seven million active event participants worldwide, and with 2,700 employees in 38 offices around the globe, the company handles high volumes of data. This also means that Reed Exhibitions receives data in a range of different formats that must be integrated accurately and quickly.

Dominic Shine, CIO, Reed Exhibitions commented: “We needed a sophisticated solution from a strategic partner to support our global rollout of enterprise platforms that had the ability to orchestrate sharing of data and enable streamlining of processes across our online, sales and financial platforms and importantly, to do so in real-time.”

“As we continue to harmonize our platforms across our group while supporting a range of existing disparate systems and a range of different formats for processing sales orders, we were attracted by the concept of using an open source tool to help keep costs low. It is important that we use a solution that can work efficiently alongside other real-time resources and has the capability to move data automatically to help meet client demands and compliance regulations, and Talend’s enterprise open source solutions met our criteria perfectly,” continued Dominic.

Talend’s award winning product, Talend Open Studio, is the most widely used data integration solution in the world. Talend Integration Suite provides value-added features and services that extend Talend Open Studio and is the first open source enterprise data integration solution, designed to support multi-user development, and to scale to the highest levels of data volumes and process complexity. Talend Data Quality works in conjunction with Talend’s data integration tools to analyze and correct erroneous, duplicated or incomplete data.

François Méro, Talend's general manager EMEA, commented: “Leading in one of the most competitive industries, Reed Exhibitions needed a solid open source data integration solution and Talend Integration Suite and Talend Data Quality are exactly that. As intuitive solutions, they will enable the company to maintain a consistent framework for all industry events and therefore continue to provide a reliable and high standard of customer service throughout its operations. We look forward to working with Reed Exhibitions for future years to come.”

About Talend

Talend is the recognized market leader in open source data integration. More than 800 paying customers around the globe, including Yahoo!, Virgin Mobile, Sony and Swiss Life, use the Talend Integration Suite of products and services to optimize the costs of data integration, ETL and data quality. With more than five million lifetime downloads and one million core product downloads, Talend’s solutions are the most widely used and deployed data integration solutions in the world. The company has major offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a global network of technical and services partners. For more information, please visit http://www.talend.com.

About Reed Exhibitions

Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 470 events in 37 countries. In 2008 Reed brought together over seven million industry professionals from around the world generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and organized by 38 fully staffed offices.

Reed organizes a wide range of events, including exhibitions, conferences, congresses and meetings. Its portfolio of over 470 events serves 44 industry sectors, including:

Aerospace & aviation, automobiles, broadcasting, building & construction, electronics, energy, oil & gas, engineering, manufacturing, environment, food service & hospitality, gifts, healthcare, interior design, IT & telecoms, jewelry, life science & pharmaceuticals, machinery, medical education, printing & graphics, property & real estate, security & safety, sports & recreation, travel.

Working closely with professional bodies, trade associations and government departments Reed ensures that each and every event is targeted and relevant to industry needs. As a result, many Reed events are market leaders in their field.

Reed Exhibitions is part of Reed Elsevier Group plc, a FTSE-100 company and world-leading publisher and information provider. In February 2009, Reed Elsevier reported revenues for 2008 of £5,334/€6,721m.

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