Press Release • April 13, 2021
Alation Increases Operational Insight and Agility for Global Insurers with Snowflake
Alation extends Active Data Governance to Snowflake, enhancing trust and confidence in data,mitigating risk, and increasing business performance
Redwood City, Calif. – April 13, 2021 – Alation Inc., the data intelligence company, today announced its participation in Snowcase, a joint program featuring industry-specific solutions with Snowflake, the Data Cloud company. The joint Snowcase outlines challenges that global insurance providers face and can overcome by using Alation and Snowflake together to break down silos, accelerate data governance success, and improve business performance.
Alation is one of the first five featured Snowcases, debuting with its Active Data Governance Capability for Snowflake. Alation’s people-first approach to data governance puts governance, collaboration, and communication capabilities directly into the day-to-day workflows of business users to encourage accurate, compliant data-driven decision making. Snowflake provides a low-maintenance, cost-effective way for organizations to consolidate their data on Snowflake’s single, integrated platform. Together, Alation and Snowflake provide joint customers with the ability to solve business problems with trusted, governed data, equip insurance organizations to break down silos, and accelerate strategic decision-making leading to reduced risk and greater business agility.
Texas Mutual Insurance Company (TXM), Texas’ leading provider of worker’s compensation insurance, serves more than 40% of the Texas market. More than 72,000 Texas businesses rely on TXM to keep more than 1.5 million employees safe. Using Alation’s Active Data Governance Capability for Snowflake, TXM provides trusted, reliable data across multiple business domains and processes. With Alation and Snowflake, TXM has a consolidated and consistent view of data across the lifecycle of the business, which drastically reduces the time needed to validate and cross-check information to support decision-making. This allows business leaders to make business decisions faster and with more confidence.
“The combination of Alation’s Active Data Governance, and Snowflake’s Data Cloud is game-changing. It provides a trusted view of our most important business metrics allowing our executives to use data to take immediate and confident action. This results in reduced risk, improved financial health, and greater business agility,” said Anthony Seraphim, Vice President of Data Governance, Texas Mutual Insurance Company.
“We’re seeing a shift in the insurance industry where new, digitally-born insurers have created an innate pressure on traditional insurers to utilize data to better manage their business,” said Kiran Narsu, Vice President, Business Development, Alation. “Alation and Snowflake share a strong track record for helping the insurance industry embrace data governance and the cloud. Together we help organizations build thriving data cultures where anyone can find, understand, and trust data to make more informed decisions and propel their business forward.”
“Our most influential customers frequently highlight the importance of data governance when attempting to mobilize data across their organizations. Alation is a fantastic example of how the Snowflake Data Cloud open partner ecosystem gives customers the flexibility to choose offerings which best suit their needs,” said Chris Atkinson, Global Partner CTO, Snowflake. “Alation is particularly attractive to many, combining governance and democratisation capabilities in a single unified solution. We are excited to jointly launch this Snowcase for global insurers and look forward to building additional solutions for our joint customers in the future.”
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Alation is the leader in enterprise data intelligence solutions, enabling self-service analytics, cloud transformation, and data governance. More than 500 enterprises build data culture and improve data-driven decision-making with Alation, including Cisco, Nasdaq, Pfizer, Salesforce, and Virgin Australia. Alation has been named to Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces list four times, is a 2022 UK’s Best Workplaces™ in tech and Best Workplaces™ for Women, and recognized as a 2022 and 2023 UK’s Best Workplaces™. For more information, visit www.alation.com.