Claricent, Inc. Joins With DataVard to Bring SAP Productivity Tools to Mid-Market Enterprises

Aug 05, 2011 (07:08 PM EDT)

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ACTON, Mass., Aug. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Claricent, Inc., a Massachusetts-based provider of SAP® business intelligence (BI) solutions, today announced it has signed an exclusive reseller agreement with DataVard, Ltd. to distribute the company's innovative SAP NetWeaver BW performance tools in North America. The agreement allows Claricent to add CanaryCode, a performance monitoring tool, and OutBoard, a near-line storage solution, to its suite of tools enabling mid-market enterprises to develop robust, practical, and economically feasible BI solutions.

The joint effort combines Claricent's expertise in building proven, creative SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse and SAP BusinessObjects BI solutions with DataVard's expertise in developing specialized analytic tools for SAP Data Management solutions.

"Until today, mid-market enterprises had few options for managing escalating volumes of data and meeting rising user demands for increasingly fast response times," reports Dave Fox, President of Claricent. "With CanaryCode and OutBoard, Claricent is providing enterprises with robust and affordable tools to improve operational efficiency, reduce storage costs, and maximize business performance."

Unlike traditional monitoring tools, which simply diagnose and resolve events, CanaryCode provides the information system managers need to prevent failures – before they impact system performance. CanaryCode monitors all mission-critical SAP systems from a central location, enables customers to customize KPIs, and provides real-time alerts and root-cause analysis. A simple plug-in module, CanaryCode does not require configuration and is implemented by Claricent BI consultants as part of an overall performance enhancement solution.

OutBoard's near-line storage functionality provides a convenient and cost-efficient means of storing aged data in SAP BW systems. With OutBoard, BW data is readily available for virtually any reporting requirement, without the need for additional databases, software, or cumbersome reloading processes. OutBoard provides a 100% SAP-embedded approach to storage, which keeps the system landscape simple, easy to maintain, and easy to administer.

The OutBoard Kernel implements the SAP NLS interface and all technical functionality required for storing and compressing BW data, making OutBoard fully integrated and usable for standard SAP NetWeaver BW interfaces, reporting, and transactions. OutBoard also offers a unique single-point-of-entry for all OutBoard NLS administrative activities, including analysis and reporting.

"Companies running complex SAP NetWeaver BW landscapes face numerous challenges," said Gregor Stoeckler, Managing Partner of DataVard. "Claricent's deep expertise and thought leadership in SAP BI make this partnership a perfect match. It represents not only an extension of our global presence, but also the opportunity to work with an organization that shares our vision and goals. We are very confident that Claricent will further enrich our products and their value to customers in the US."

CanaryCode and OutBoard are packaged solutions ready for installation by Claricent's network of BI experts.

About Claricent, Inc.

Headquartered in Acton, MA, Claricent, Inc. is an information management consulting organization focusing on strategic implementations of SAP NetWeaver Business Warehouse (SAP NetWeaver BW), SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence (SAP BI), and SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation (SAP BPC). The company's team of SAP technology experts and information management specialists provide architecture and design, implementation, staff augmentation, and BI remote support services for clients throughout North America. Claricent also partners with leading-edge hardware and software companies to develop innovative solutions to real-world information management issues and take clients' business intelligence to the next level.

About DataVard, Ltd

DataVard is a specialized provider of SAP Data Management solutions since 1999. Leveraging its combination of specialized tools and expertise, DataVard has helped organizations of all sizes and industries restructure, convert, and enrich data across their existing IT landscape to align IT with business objectives. With subsidiaries in the UK, Germany, and Slovakia, DataVard serves customers across the globe.

David Fox
Claricent, Inc.
888-325-6496 x511

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