Alicornio Africa Enters Nigeria

Susan Andre 2004

Despite challenging conditions in this territory, Alicornio Africa has officially announced that their reach will extend into Africa. On this bold new move for the information integration consultancy, Susan Andre, MD of Alicornio Africa says, “Our territory for distribution is now inclusive of Nigeria, and once we have established a foothold in that market we will consider further expansion into other areas in Africa.”

For the past six years, Alicornio Africa (previously known as Sagent Southern Africa) has focussed on the distribution of Information Integration, Business Intelligence, Data Warehousing and Data Cleansing technologies, namely Sagent owned and developed by Group 1 Software, a Pitney Bowes company.  Earlier this year saw the company branching into Customer Communications Management and Real-Time BI by marketing and supporting the DOC1 and Istante Software solutions respectively.

From the perspective of demand, comments Andre, “there has been a strong and increasing demand for solutions such as the unique Data Flow technology designed by Group 1, to assist organisations in Nigeria for addressing their Data Integration challenges, data cleansing, data warehouse development and ultimately becoming more Business Intelligent through effective utilisation of their data.”

For more information on Alicornio Africa go to www.alicornio.co.za or contact Susan Andre on (011) 258 8739

About Alicornio Africa Pty (Ltd)

Alicornio Africa is a specialist Information Integration and Business Intelligence consultancy and is the distributor and implementation specialist for Sagent Data Flow, DOC1 for Customer Communications Management and Istante Software. The Sagent Data Flow is a patented information integration technology suite, which fundamentally changes the way that data warehouses are built and accessed. Sagent’s unique data flow server enables business users to easily extend the structure of a data warehouse with new analytics that support immediate business needs. This technology is at the core of Alicornio Africa’s ETL, EII and business intelligence solutions, as well as multiple partner solutions that address the needs of specific vertical and functional application areas. In addition to the distribution of this technology, Alicornio Africa also support and distribute the DOC1 suite, a unique Customer Communications Management tool which enables mass targeted messaging en masse. DOC1 has been specifically designed for document creation processes; core competencies of this product include content design, generation, presentation, printing, archive, retrieval and electronic payment. By combining DOC1 power objects with a self-documenting logic map, developers are able to create and produce dynamic communications using a browser-based design tool. DOC1’s workflow helps to track the project status through design, approval, unit testing, system and acceptance testing and production process management. Alicornio’s most recent addition is the Istante Software Suite for real-time reporting.

About Group1 a Pitney Bowes Company

Group 1 Software, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Pitney Bowes, develops software that helps over 3,500 organizations worldwide maximize the value of customer data and improve the effectiveness of customer communications. Group 1 provides industry-leading technologies that allow businesses to cleanse and enrich their corporate data, generate personalized customer communications and integrate and deliver data across the enterprise. These technologies are essential components of enterprise applications including customer relationship management (CRM), enterprise resource planning (ERP) and business intelligence systems. Group 1 offers solutions utilized by leaders in the financial services, banking, GIS/mapping, retail, telecommunications, utilities, insurance and other industries, including such recognized names as Entergy, GEICO, L.L. Bean, MapQuest, QVC, Siemens, Wal-Mart and Wells Fargo.

Pitney Bowes is the world's leading provider of integrated mail and document management systems, services, and solutions. The $4.6 billion company helps organizations of all sizes engineer the flow of communication to reduce costs, increase impact, and enhance customer relationships. With approximately 33,000 employees worldwide, Pitney Bowes serves more than 2 million businesses through direct and dealer operations.