Kalido and SAIC enter systems integrator agreement to meet needs of global business intelligence market
BURLINGTON, Mass. & LONDON, July 12, 2004--Kalido, the leading data warehouse lifecycle management (DWLM) software provider, has signed a European Systems Integrator agreement with SAIC Limited. SAIC will support the implementation of strategic KALIDO(R) DWLM Suite projects for enterprise-wide business intelligence initiatives of Global 2000 companies. As part of the agreement, SAIC is launching a Kalido center of excellence consisting of 14 consultants with deep-level architecture skills, in-depth customer experience and KALIDO certification.
SAIC provides fully managed business intelligence (BI) services, systems implementation and training for international projects. Now a member of Kalido's Systems Integrator Program, which was announced separately today, SAIC will lead and carry out many future KALIDO enterprise data warehouse implementations in Europe. SAIC is also developing Kalido-trained consultancy skills in the US.
Both SAIC and Kalido have a track record of working with some of the world's largest companies. The two companies have already been successfully collaborating on various BI projects for the past two years in the energy sector. This includes the design, development and implementation of an enterprise-wide KALIDO data warehouse for an international management information program, and the long-term support for a similar Kalido implementation.
"SAIC has a scientific, entrepreneurial heritage, which makes Kalido a complementary alliance for us. By automating certain data warehouse management processes, Kalido's software can enable SAIC consultants to focus on value-added business requirements of management information projects and deliver these solutions more efficiently," said Laurence Pilgrim, program manager, SAIC Ltd.
"SAIC is very pleased to be working with Kalido, whose data warehouse lifecycle management software now provides a business intelligence infrastructure for leading enterprises, which need to track and manage their business performance across many geographies throughout organizational change," added Dr John Sharp, account manager, SAIC Ltd.
"We're excited to work with SAIC, which brings a wealth of market sector experience including oil, gas and utilities; vast technical knowledge; and strong implementation capabilities. By combining our data warehouse lifecycle management offering with SAIC's experience in business intelligence, Kalido and SAIC provide a robust management information capability to large organizations, in faster timescales and lower cost than traditional approaches," said Chris Worsley, vice president, business development, Kalido.
SAIC is the largest employee-owned research and engineering company in the United States, providing information technology, systems integration and eSolutions to commercial and government customers. SAIC engineers and scientists work to solve complex technical problems in national and homeland security, energy, the environment, space, telecommunications, health care and logistics. With annual revenues of $6.7 billion, SAIC and its subsidiaries, including Telcordia Technologies, have more than 44, 000 employees at offices in more than 150 cities worldwide. More information about SAIC can be found at: http://www.saic.com.
Kalido is the leading data warehouse lifecycle management (DWLM) software provider. The KALIDO(R) DWLM Suite automates data warehouse creation and modification to provide business users with timely and consolidated management information throughout organizational change. This ability empowers IT and the business to become more closely aligned to help accelerate financial reporting and enhance performance management of key business entities such as customers, brands, sales, marketing, supply and logistics.
The KALIDO DWLM Suite consists of adaptive data warehouse and master data management software. This software application portfolio allows users to rapidly build and maintain an enterprise data warehouse and its master data without the need for programming or operational system standardization. The software suite is designed upon UK-patented technology that enables the business model within the data warehouse to be easily modified to keep it continuously up to date with the business as it changes. Kalido's software reduces the creation and lifecycle maintenance staffing costs of data warehouses by 55 per cent or more compared to custom-built solutions according to an independently audited study.
Kalido serves major companies in over 100 countries including Cadbury Schweppes, HBOS plc, Intelsat, Philips, Royal Dutch/Shell Group of Companies (Shell), and Unilever. A privately held software company, Kalido is headquartered in Burlington, Mass. and London, UK and has regional sales offices throughout the United States, United Kingdom, and France. Kalido works closely with technology partners and large system integrators for the deployment of Kalido data warehousing projects. More information about Kalido can be found at: http://www.kalido.com.
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