Belfast, New York, London and Toronto, 14th January, 2015 – Following on from major client wins in 2014, Datactics, a market leader in data quality and matching software, is pleased to announce the opening of its new office in Belfast’s City Centre.
Finance Minister Simon Hamilton MLA officially opened the premises that will house the company’s expanding team of software programmers and data analysts supporting clients across Europe, Asia and North America.
Datactics’ software manages big data (hundreds of millions of records) and helps its capital markets, healthcare, government and supply-chain customers get their data in order. It provides clients with benefits like data quality measurement, easy data scrubbing, reduced manual effort, significant cost savings as well as the creation of consistent, clear and accurate information. Datactics is the engine for a number of blue-chip data analytics solutions like NHS England’s procurement system, de-duplication of customer records for a major Dublin-based bank and the standardization of client data at 40+ installations for the leading Customer Relationship Management (CRM) supplier Kana.
During 2014, the company established a new financial services division specializing in the areas of regulation and compliance. The firm won two major orders in the final quarter of the year with Equiniti Data Services, the identity verification and tracing provider, and CounterpartyLink, the London and New York information vendor.
Commenting at the office opening, Minister Simon Hamilton said, “I am delighted that this home-grown business has doubled in size in the last year and acquired new premises to support its expanding local and global customers. Datactics’ success is yet another proof point that Northern Ireland is a great location to secure software and analytics talent and successfully compete in the global marketplace.”
Datactics also won the inaugural Northern Ireland Open Data Challenge at CultureTech in September 2014, an event aimed to celebrate innovation across the region. The competition was designed to use public sector data to create efficiencies for the taxpayer and as a primer for the development of new technology.
Stuart Harvey, Datactics CEO, said “We were proud to win the Open Data Challenge and show the depth of our local analytical capability and how open data can be used for public good. We were especially pleased to have Minister Simon Hamilton open our new office today and for him to showcase the strength of our local knowledge economy.”