SAND Technology and Inforte Announce Partnership
Agreement Enables Joint Delivery of Best-of-Breed Data Management Solutions to SAP NetWeaver BI Customers
MONTREAL- December 4, 2007 – SAND Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management software, today announced that it has entered into a partnership agreement with Inforte, a Business & Decision company. Inforte is an international consulting firm specializing in Business Intelligence and CRM. Together, the two companies will supply technology and expert professional services to help SAP NetWeaver BI customers implement best-of-breed Information Lifecycle Management (ILM) and Nearline Storage (NLS) solutions. Both companies currently focus on organizations that use SAP products, and by combining their resources they can better assist these customers with technology and services designed to reduce TCO, improve operational efficiencies and handle data growth-related challenges.
“We are pleased to be working with SAND and using their SAND/DNA product suite for SAP”, said Paul Halley, Vice President of Business Intelligence, Inforte/B&D. “This solution gives our customers the ability to keep more data at their fingertips to support long-range analysis, while reducing TCO, enabling quicker response to changing business needs and increasing competitiveness.”
SAND/DNA software for SAP NetWeaver BI is specifically designed to complement the information lifecycle management capabilities that are available to organizations as their SAP NetWeaver BI data warehouse solutions grow in size. These organizations face not just explosive data warehouse growth, but also the demand to support more users, greater query and data complexity and increasingly stringent regulatory requirements – all bringing a need for intelligent, cost-effective and highly scalable methods for managing information systems. SAND/DNA enables cost-effective retention of massive amounts of compressed data in a very small footprint – typically about 10 percent of its original size – and rapid retrieval of the information when needed. A centralized data management solution with unparalleled performance and storage efficiency, SAND/DNA dramatically reduces costs and management complexity while ensuring continuous data availability for analytical and operational use.
“We are very excited to be working with a company that is so well-respected and trusted by customers,” said Linda Arens, SAND’s Vice President of Global Alliances and Marketing. “By joining with Inforte’s dynamic SAP BI practice, we feel we can jointly offer our customers the most efficient and cost-effective solutions for managing the data explosion in SAP NetWeaver BI.”
Inforte, a Business & Decision Company, helps its clients achieve business value from their technology investments with a unique combination of Strategy, Business Intelligence and CRM consulting services. Our approach enables clients to improve their return from information assets and apply this insight to actionable decisions that align with or refine corporate strategies and tactics. Founded in 1992, Business & Decision has over 2,500 employees and operates globally with offices in 17 countries . For more information, call 800.340.0200 or visit www.inforte.com