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ICL selected Inquera to harmonize the service records

Tefen, Israel Sep 15, 2016

Inquera is pleased to announce that ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on unique minerals has selected Inquera harmonization team and Software to be responisable for the Harmonization of it's Service catalog.

As part of the Harmonization Project, ICL decided to establish one unified Service Catalogue for all ICL entities.
This challenging project which included gathering 130,000 service records in different languages from the different ERP legacy systems, normalize those records and classify them according to a predefined taxonomy.
By accomplishing all of the above, ICL planned to use this catalogue for a few important purposes:

Enable Spend visibility - ICL will be able to know how much is spent per service category and act accordingly.
Enable tendering with the same database.
Global Agreements are possible
Better negotiation with suppliers.
To avoid the use of “Free Text” in service PO’s which prohibits the ability to analyze the spent.
Consolidate all activities for services purchasing in ICL (SKU No. level).

“Inquera has carried out this project with great professionalism; Inquera team was committed to the project success and their representatives' availability was excellent. All the deliverables transferred to ICL within the predefined timetables and the final product was great,” said Mr. Dani Marziano, ICL MDO Manager.

“We are excited to be part of ICL ambitious Harmonization project,” said Yaniv Rainhartz, CEO of Inquera. “Harmonizing of dozens of sources and creating one unified Service Catalog is indeed a challanging task. A task i was sure we could deliver.”

About ICL Group

ICL, a global manufacturer of products based on unique minerals, fulfills humanity’s essential needs, primarily in three markets: agriculture, food and engineered materials. ICL produces approximately a third of the world’s bromine, and is the sixth largest potash producer, as well as the leading provider of pure phosphoric acid. It is a major manufacturer of specialty fertilizers, specialty phosphates and flame retardants. ICL’s mining and manufacturing activities are located in Israel, Europe, the Americas and China, and are supported by global distribution and supply networks.

About Inquera

Inquera is the industry leader in product data quality technology. Inquera’s proprietary AI based tools ensure that product data will remain clean and duplicate free throughout its lifecycle.

Inquera uses a proprietary, example based, machine learning approach which is completely indifferent to language, dialect, abbreviations and structure. Inquera’s team of subject domain experts have spent hundreds of man-years teaching Inquera’s systems to recognize and understand product data.