SAND Technology Continues North American Expansion
Intelligent Information Management Software Provider Builds on Momentum with Key Customer and Corporate Milestones
MONTREAL—April 24, 2007—SAND Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: SNDTF.OB), an international provider of intelligent enterprise information management software, today announced the addition of a new technical solution director to support the company’s increased traction with the SAP and non-SAP market in the U.S. This development is among several corporate milestones including new SAP and HP certifications, and partnerships with Business Objects and TotalTec.
SAND Technology is off to a strong start for 2007
SAND/DNA™ for SAP NetWeaver BI version 2.3 was awarded “Certified for SAP NetWeaver®” status for its integration with Near Line Storage for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence (SAP NetWeaver BI) Release 2004s. SAND is one of the first nearline software vendors to achieve integration with this SAP solution.SAND joined the Business Objects Technology Partner Program. As part of the agreement, SAND and Business Objects will be collaborating on sales and marketing initiatives. The combination of SAND/DNA products with the business intelligence and enterprise information management software in Business Objects XI Release 2 results in powerful solutions that enable organizations to meet all their data management needs and service-level objectives.SAND announced that its SAND/DNA data management solutions, including SAND/DNA Access, SAND/DNA Analytics, and SAND/DNA for SAP NetWeaver BI, now run on HP Integrity servers running HP-UX 11i v3 as well as the new rx2660 entry-level server.
In addition to SAND’s participation at the SAP NetWeaver BI Portals 2007 conference in March, Accenture executive Don Marion delivered a presentation on the benefits and requirements associated with nearline archiving of SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) system data. Marion’s presentation included a case study involving SAND Technology.
Glen Leslie Joins SAND
SAND has added Glen Leslie to the team as Director of U.S. Technical Solution Consulting. Leslie, is widely recognized for his success with Oracle, where he most recently worked as principal solution consultant, and at SAP. At SAND, Leslie will oversee the company’s technical field activities with partners and end users. His extensive BI experience includes positions as a product manager for SAP NetWeaver at SAP Labs in Atlanta, and staff positions at Cognos and Disney Worldwide Services.
Leslie’s background with SAP brings to SAND a level of expertise that will greatly benefit SAND/DNA for SAP NetWeaver BI customers, including major energy company Entega Service, which uses SAND/DNA as a nearline solution to manage the rapidly growing volumes of data in its SAP Business Information Warehouse (SAP BW) environment; and Volkswagen Financial Services Aktiengesellschaft, the largest provider of automotive financial services in Europe, which implemented the SAND/DNA nearline storage solution for SAP NetWeaver Business Intelligence Release 2004s. Other SAND/DNA for SAP NetWeaver BI adopters include a large Asian telecommunications provider, a major U.S. government agency, and a large retail European company.
“We are very excited to have Glen Leslie join our team here in the U.S and bring his SAP expertise to our customers using SAND/DNA for SAP NetWeaver BI,” said Robin Carr, vice president of sales, SAND Technology. “As we enjoy continuing momentum with the SAP market, Glen’s experience and technical insights will help build on the value our solution delivers to SAP users, managing the complexities of their rapidly growing data warehouses. The feedback from SAP customers who knew Glen during his tenure at SAP has been resoundingly positive, and he has added considerable credibility to SAND’s Nearline solution approach.”
SAND Experts to Present at Upcoming Events
SAND Product Manager Dr. Michael Hahne will deliver two key presentations at the SAPPHIRE ’07 conference, taking place April 22 to 25 in the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. SAND will also exhibit at the conference, in the Powered by SAP NetWeaver Partner Pavilion in the NW7 Pod area.
SAND Technical Solutions Director Glen Leslie is scheduled to deliver a presentation at IBM/SAP University, May 8 to 9, in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.