SAP New Zealand Targeting Growth in Business Intelligence
New Hires Build Business Objects ‘Dream Team’
SAP is focused on building its Business Objects presence in New Zealand, hiring two experienced business intelligence
experts to drive growth. Steve Cox and Carl Harris join SAP as business development manager and solution architect –
Business Objects respectively.
Richard Syers, New Zealand sales director, says that the company is investing in a team dedicated to driving uptake of
SAP and Business Objects’ joint product offerings, which enable business-wide operational intelligence and insight to
improve performance for customers.
“We’ve got the top Business Objects and the top business intelligence experts in the country. Steve and Carl make up our
‘dream team’ each bringing many years’ experience in ERP and enterprise sales,” says Richard.
Steve Cox joins SAP from SAS, and previously held a number of roles at Oracle. Carl Harris joins from Eagle Technologies
where he was most recently manager of the Business Applications group.
In January this year SAP successfully acquired Business Objects, uniting two of the technology industry’s biggest brands
with a shared vision to transform the way the world works by connecting people, information and businesses. The
acquisition complements SAP’s existing growth strategy, granting immediate leadership in the market for business user
solutions. Together, SAP and Business Objects will tightly link business information with business processes to enable
companies to translate insight into action.
As an independent business unit of the SAP Group, Business Objects will leverage its market leading portfolio on top of
any business application environment (SAP or non-SAP) to meet the needs of all customers. As such, Business Objects
leverages the application and technology choices customers have made in the past, enabling them to continue gaining
value from their investments.
SAP is the world’s leading provider of business software(*), offering applications and services that enable companies of
all sizes and in more than 25 industries to become best-run businesses. With more than 47,800 customers (excludes
customers from the acquisition of Business Objects) in over 120 countries, the company is listed on several exchanges,
including the Frankfurt stock exchange and NYSE, under the symbol “SAP.” (For more information, visit www.sap.com)
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