Hackathorn, Sagent offer insights into successful data warehousing projects

Susan Andre2002

Sagent, a leading provider of enterprise business intelligence solutions, today announced that on 6 November 2002 it will offer two free-to-the-public educational webinars by Dr Richard Hackathorn. These webinars will offer insight into the key success factors and best practices of successful data warehousing projects.
What: In this webinar, Hackathorn discusses the results and insights of his study of seven Sagent customers. He will cover common themes, technical challenges, success factors, best practices and realised benefits.

When: 6 November 2002 at 10am and 4pm (PDT)

Who should attend: CIOs, IT managers, line-of-business managers and analysts who are responsible for data warehousing projects. Anyone who is facing the challenge of delivering or maintaining a data warehouse or data mart will benefit from this webinar.

Why: Data warehouses are complicated projects requiring practical yet sophisticated approaches to resolving technical, process and cultural challenges. The companies involved in the study have successfully met these challenges and this post-mortem analysis will be useful for anyone approaching a similar project.

Dr Richard Hackathorn

Dr Richard Hackathorn is president and founder of Bolder Technology, Inc. He has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry as a well-known technology innovator and international educator. He has pioneered many innovations in database management, decision support, client-server computing, database connectivity, and data warehousing. Hackathorn founded MicroDecisionware Inc (MDI), an early vendor of database connectivity products that was acquired by Sybase in 1994. He was formerly director of the business intelligence practice area at Enterprise Management Associates.


Sagent provides a complete software platform for business intelligence, enabling companies to reduce operational costs, increase profitability, and improve customer relationships. Sagent employs a unique business intelligence lifecycle process that facilitates the rapid development of custom analytic solutions and helps bridge the gap between business users and IT. Through its technology, services, and business expertise, Sagent simplifies business intelligence for more than 1 500 customers worldwide. Sagent customers include: AT&T, Boeing Employees Credit Union, BP Amoco, Carrefour, Citibank, Diagio, Heineken, Kawasaki, Kemper National Insurance, La Poste, Novartis, NTT-DoCoMo, Sara Lee, Siemens, and Singapore Telecom.

Sagent technology is also embedded in multiple partner solutions that address the needs of specific vertical and functional application areas; key ISV partners include Advent Software, Hyperion, and HAHT Commerce. Sagent technology has been adopted by leading regional and global systems integrators, such as Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, Satyam, and Unisys, to address customer needs within their business intelligence practices. In addition, Sagent has built alliances with numerous technology vendors to cooperatively market solutions; alliance partners include Microsoft and Sun Microsystems. Sagent is headquartered in Mountain View, California.