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  • CASE STUDY: Warehouse Group does more with data

    The Warehouse Group needs no introduction. As one of NZ’s largest retailers, Warehouse Group deals with a wide range of products from clothing, entertainment, technology and music to sporting, gardening, grocery and many others, across multiple brands, since 1982.

  • SAP and chain store in battle over millions in fees

    US rental chain store Rent-a-Center is locked in a legal battel with SAP over whether the rent-to-own chain owes the vendor about US$9 million in fees for excess use of its Business Objects analytics software.

  • SAP previews Business Objects upgrade

    SAP is gearing up to launch Business Objects 4.0, its biggest BI (business intelligence) release in roughly three years, later this month at an event in New York.

  • Water utility re-jigs IT to make business intelligent

    Sydney Water will save more than A$1.6 million (NZ$1.96 million) in operational expenditure (OPEX) after it replaces its ailing data collection system with an enterprise business intelligence (BI) platform from Business Objects.

  • SAP supports autonomous role for Business Objects

    Despite being in the process of acquisition by SAP, business intelligence software vendor Business Objects expects that its operations will remain a “distinct unit” within the ERP vendor, says Business Objects’ Australia/NZ managing director Rob Wells.

  • IBM and Business Objects agree BI deal

    IBM and Business Objects have signed a new joint development and product distribution deal, for pre-integrated data warehousing and business intelligence.

  • SAP’s $8 billion BI buy poses questions all round

    The main impact of SAP’s planned acquisition of Business Objects in New Zealand and Australia will be in the area of distribution channels, says Ian Bertram, managing vice president for business intelligence at analyst firm Gartner.

  • SAP to buy Business Objects

    In a move to jump-start growth in the business intelligence arena, SAP will acquire Business Objects SA for about €4.8 billion (NZ$8.8 billion).

  • Eagle flies to new premises as company pushes 40

    Eagle Technology, one of the great survivors of the New Zealand information technology market, has recently moved to new Wellington premises, after 17 years in Eagle Technology House, in Willis Street.

  • Fuelquip finds small business benefits from BI

    Fuel industry support organisation Fuelquip has quickly realised benefits from installing a business intelligence system, demonstrating that BI is no longer just a tool for major corporations.