Stibo Systems - The Master Data Management Company

Stibo Systems customer, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has been named a top three finalist
in the Gartner Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Awards 2013.

Atlanta, GA, March 11, 2013 - Stibo Systems customer, W.W. Grainger, Inc. has been named a top three finalist in the Gartner Master Data Management (MDM) Excellence Awards 2013. The Award recognizes end-user organizations that have planned and executed successful MDM programs with significant and measurable business benefits. Finalists are chosen by Gartner, Inc. analysts on the basis of criteria derived from Gartner’s Seven Building Blocks of MDM framework.  To learn more, view a recent interview with Grainger executives.

Key Points:

  • W.W. Grainger, Inc., with 2012 sales of $9.0 billion is the leading broad line supplier of maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) products serving businesses and institutions. Grainger partners with more than two million customers across more than 150 countries to save them time and money by providing them the right products – from lighting and safety supplies to pumps and motors – to keep their facilities up and running safely and efficiently.
  • Recognizing the value and benefit of product information, Grainger began an MDM initiative that created a single source of product information and publishing environment that is used to facilitate product portfolio management, global merchandising and global marketing across all channels and customer targets.
  • Made up of more than 3,500 suppliers, one million products and more than 16,000 data attributes this “seamless single platform” enables Grainger to fully leverage their information  to create a true competitive advantage.
  • Grainger will present their MDM case study to delegates at the Gartner MDM Summit 2013 on Thursday, March 22nd in Grapevine Texas.  The winner will be announced Thursday evening at 6:00pm, at the conclusion of the Guest Keynote.

Customer Quote:
"We are honored to be selected as a finalist for the Gartner MDM Excellence Award.  We are constantly looking for creative ways to deliver value to our customers, while making it easier for them to get the products and solutions they need to do their jobs,” said Gene Rados, Senior Director of Projects and Content Management at Grainger. "By developing a product information management approach that combined strategy, process, and systems, our resulting MDM system can support the acquisition and management of millions of products, across a multi-branded and multi-channel global business.  In addition, we leverage Stibo Systems' MDM platform to create information that can support our global, targeted, print and electronic publishing, as well as search and select across all current and emerging channels.”

Stibo Systems Quote:
"Grainger is a perfect example of how a well-planned MDM infrastructure can strengthen the customer experience and support critical business processes," said Andreas Lorenzen, President of Stibo Systems. “We are thrilled that they are being recognized for their outstanding achievements and look forward to having them share their results with their peers at the upcoming Gartner MDM Summit.”

About Stibo Systems
Stibo Systems gives data direction by providing organizations with a leading multidomain master data management (MDM) solution. Stibo Systems enables its customers to better manage enterprise intelligence on a global scale, improve sales, and quickly adjust to changes in business requirements. Stibo Systems' STEP technology is a flexible, uniform MDM solution that provides a single trusted source of operational information for the entire enterprise. Stibo Systems is a subsidiary of the privately held Stibo A/S group, originally founded in 1794 with corporate headquarters in Aarhus, Denmark. For more information, visit

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