Sagent ranked among top business intelligence vendors in 2001 DM Review 100

Susan Andre 2001

Sagent a provider of enterprise business intelligence solutions, has been selected by the readers of DM Review magazine, as one of the leading business intelligence vendors in the annual DM Review 100 ranking.

Ranked 23 out of 100 business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications and customer relationship management companies, Sagent's placement within the industry listing continues to reflect the company's leading position in the business intelligence market.

"We are very pleased to accept this vote of confidence from the readers of DM Review. We believe the ranking to be a sign of mounting recognition of our vision to provide the only complete business intelligence platform in the industry-one with superior technology, and one that shows performance is critical," said Rich Ghiossi, chief marketing officer, Sagent.

"We plan to move forward delivering increasingly sophisticated business intelligence in the hands of all decision-makers, doing so at a fraction of the cost, and in a fraction of the time, of our competition."

Susan Andre, head of Sagent Technology in South Africa, says the South African operation offers the same levels of service, expertise and product offering as the US business and believes that the international experience combined with local knowledge puts Sagent Technology in the top quartile of BI solutions providers and suppliers in SA.

"Sagent continues to exploit the fundamental advantage provided by its unique enabling technologies to differentiate itself in the business intelligence market," said Ron Powell, publisher and editorial director, DM Review.

"Such uniqueness includes the support of complex, cross-functional transformations; raw performance advantages that allow the movement toward real-time analysis while supporting large populations of end-users; and the ability of the platform to make actionable rules-driven decisions.

"The company's end-to-end model enables rapid deployment of solutions that dramatically revamp the traditional BI investment model."

In a product usage and vendor rating survey, DM Review readers were asked to rate vendors of business intelligence, data warehousing, analytic applications and customer relationship management products used within their organisations.

The 2001 DM Review 100 ranking can be found at: http://www.dmreview.com/awards/top100/2001/2001_reveal.cfm

Sagent

Sagent's suite of enterprise business intelligence solutions enables companies to measurably impact their business by implementing highly successful customer relationship and financial management initiatives.

Through Sagent's powerful enabling technologies, organizations can easily and rapidly turn company data into relevant information that can be used for effective decision-making, analysis and reporting. Information can be extracted from multiple sources (internal and external), optimised for decision support and delivered in a customised format for Web-based or client applications.

More than 1 500 companies have selected Sagent software to enhance customer retention, cross-sell/up-sell, improve customer service, increase efficiencies of marketing campaigns, streamline business operations, analyse financials, and reduce costs.

Customers include AT&T, BP Amoco, Boeing Employees Credit Union, Bristol Meyers, British Telecom, California State Automobile Association, Citibank, GPU Energy, Kinecta Federal Credit Union, Johnson & Johnson (UK), Kemper National Insurance, Provident Central Credit Union, Safeway and Siemens. For more information www.sagent.co.za