Specialisation needed for data warehousing success

Susan Andre 1999

[Johannesburg, 3 December 1999] – Data warehousing is not cheap but it can be very cost effective. The project manager who combines the relevant technical experience with authoritative management skills, coupled to an appropriate touch of diplomacy can keep the project's view firmly on the goalposts. This ensures cost effective delivery, justifying the expenditure and guaranteeing future returns on investment.

Sagent and CAP Gemini partner in telecommunications CRM analytic application

Susan Andre 1999

Sagent SA, a division of Sagent Technology, a leading provider of Internet enterprise intelligence solutions, has announced that Sagent is working with Cap Gemini Telecommunications to provide the first customer relationship management (CRM) analytic application customised for the telecommunications industry.

Sagent offers integration with JD Edwards ERP on IBM’s AS/400

Susan Andre 1999

Sagent Technology, the Internet business intelligence solutions company, has announced the successful integration of its business intelligence solution with the JD Edwards ERP software backbone. This was done through partnering with Lakewood Technologies, the JD Edwards small business solutions reseller and systems integrator.

Sagent announces support for IBM DB2 Universal database

Susan Andre 1999

Completely Web integrated data warehousing is now available to users of IBM's DB2 Universal database with the new Sagent Solution V4.1 now offering full support for the DB2. Paul Murphy, sales and marketing director at Sagent SA says: "This means that IBM clients can leverage their technology investment, using the enterprise-strength DB2 Universal database combined with Sagent's integrated Web-enabled business …

Training breaks barriers to strategic data warehouse implementation

Susan Andre 1999

It is widely – and correctly – acknowledged that the data warehouse can play a strong strategic role in the corporate world. When it is used to support the enterprise's objectives, the resulting effect on bottom line more than adequately justifies the investment. Companies invest significant amounts of money in the data warehouse from various perspectives – hardware, software, and …

Sagent ships high-performance Data Load Server for Sun Solaris

Susan Andre 1999

Sagent Technology, a leading provider of Internet business intelligence solutions has announced plans to extend the Sagent product line to the Unix platform. The company is announcing the immediate availability of the Sagent Data Load Server for Sun Solaris. Scheduled for release in the first half of 2000, a new version of the Sagent Solution will be the first Internet …

Data warehousing market poised for record growth

Susan Andre 1999

The data warehousing market is set for record growth over the next 12 months. This is the prediction from Ralph Kimball, widely considered to be the "father" of data warehousing. "I have never seen greater demand," says Kimball. "Conference companies are enjoying their highest forward booking in years for data warehousing conferences; and data warehousing vendors are seeing very strong …

Emerging data warehouse trends beyond 2000

Susan Andre 1999

The growth of the Web has reset expectations for end-users' access to corporate data. "Broad new communities of end-users with diverse needs are now putting pressure on IT to deliver high-performance access to corporate information over the Web," says Susan Andre, MD of local data mart solutions provider Sagent SA.

Sagent and Intec announce data warehousing alliance

Susan Andre 1999

Sagent SA, the data warehousing specialists, have followed their opening of a Cape Town office with the announcement of a channel agreement with Intec Business Intelligence (Intec BI). Susan Andre, Sagent MD, describes this agreement as strategically important in the implementation of Sagent's channel strategy in the Cape Province. "This alliance is important to Sagent, as Intec provides services of …

Sagent SA establishes Cape presence

Susan Andre 1999

MD Susan Andre, who made the move from Johannesburg to Cape Town to spearhead Sagent SA's plans for the Cape region, says that 65% of large companies will have some form of representation in the Cape within two years. "Cape Town is a business magnet, not only for its natural beauty, location and international affiliations, but also its growing economic …