SOURCE: Saama Technologies

October 11, 2007 07:00 ET

Business Intelligence Visionary Andre Boisvert Joins Saama Technologies Advisory Board

CAMPBELL, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - Saama Technologies, a leading provider of Business Intelligence and data management solutions, today announced the appointment of Andre Boisvert to its advisory board. Mr. Boisvert is a 30-year veteran of the software industry and a pioneer in the development of the Business Intelligence market.

"We are delighted to have Andre join our advisory board," said Suresh Katta, Saama CEO. "He has led and developed strategies for many of the software industry's most well-known companies. His background in Business Intelligence, coupled with his current leadership role in leveraging open source technologies, will not only benefit Saama's customers, it will benefit the industry. As Saama extends its business to include analytical applications, Andre's visionary capabilities will be of great value to our management team."

Mr. Boisvert began his career with IBM, where he spent 13 years in senior management positions across sales, marketing and R&D. After IBM, Mr. Boisvert went on to Cognos and Oracle, where he was senior vice president of worldwide marketing and a member of Oracle's management committee. In 2000, Mr. Boisvert became president and COO at SAS Institute, the world's largest privately held software company with revenues nearing $2 billion annually. In 2003, Mr. Boisvert became chairman and CEO at Sagent Technologies and in 2004 he successfully completed the sale of Sagent Technologies to Group 1 Software.

In 2004, Mr. Boisvert co-founded Pentaho Corporation, the world's leading open source business intelligence platform. Mr. Boisvert also serves as chairman of Compiere, the world's leading integrated open source ERP and CRM company, and Zenoss, the leading open source network and system monitoring company. Additionally, he is an outside director at UBmatrix, Palamida and Odyssey Financial Technologies.

"I am honored to have been invited to be part of the talented team at Saama Technologies," said Boisvert. "The company has immense growth potential in the relatively untapped analytics applications marketplace."

About Saama Technologies

Saama is a Business Intelligence and data management solutions company founded in 1997. Saama solutions span the entire spectrum of client needs, from strategy through architecture and delivery, including roadmap, data integration, analytics, dashboards, data mining and meta-data management. Saama customers are knowledge workers, from operational managers to senior executives, in large and mid-size high-tech, financial services, life sciences, manufacturing and education enterprises throughout the world. For more information about Saama, visit

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