Sagent's rapid growth strategy is continuing with the opening of new operations in Europe (Italy) and in the Nordic countries. New experienced professionals have been appointed to grow these regions. Sagent Italia has been formed with the appointment of Carlo Petronio to direct the country's operations. Before joining Sagent, Petronio was general manager of Cognos Italy and he brings over 25 years of IT experience, an in-depth knowledge of the data warehouse, business intelligence and ETL markets, together with in-depth knowledge of the Italian market.
Sagent Italia has already signed its first customer – Lovable Italiana S.p.a, which specialises in design and manufacturing of apparel under the Lovable and Fila brand names.
As part of the continuous growth in Europe, Sagent has appointed Chris Delve to direct Sagent's Nordic operations, which covers Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark and Iceland.
Sagent Inc was established in 1995 and is a leading local business intelligence solution provider. The Sagent global head office is based in Mountain View, California. The Sagent Southern African office started operations in 1999.
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, organisations 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, Siemens, Telkom, Credit Guarantee and Gensec. For more information, please visit www.sagent.co.za.