SOURCE: Information Builders

Information Builders

July 23, 2012 08:00 ET

Information Builders Announces South African Expansion

Leading Business Intelligence Provider Appoints InfoBuild as Full Representative in South Africa

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA--(Marketwire - Jul 23, 2012) - Information Builders, a leader in business intelligence (BI) and analytics, information integrity, and integration solutions, today announced further expansion into South Africa with the appointment of InfoBuild as a new full representative in the country.

Established to further Information Builders' goal of providing industry-leading BI solutions to corporations and governments worldwide, InfoBuild has its offices in Johannesburg and will serve regional customers and partners throughout the region. InfoBuild's Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) partner is Sasuka, which has a proven track record in providing business intelligence solutions and services to South African companies. Johan Jurd will serve as managing director of InfoBuild South Africa.

The opening of this office, which will be the continent headquarters, is a testament to the company's commitment to the South African market, including its existing customers, and pursuit of a broad-based strategy in the country. There are currently more than 20 Information Builders sites in South Africa. The company is well positioned to capitalize on the region's developing economies and its need for new technologies. With a dedicated office, Information Builders will be able to further expand upon its current and new business activity and increase its regional presence. The company will be able to pursue new industry sectors and offer a wider range of consultancy and professional services to existing and future clients.

With the expansion of Information Builders into South Africa, Johan has the opportunity to boost Information Builders' presence in the region significantly, and will work closely with Sam Tsitsi Motsumi, chief executive officer of Sasuka. Johan's role is to manage the partner network in the region and also become the local presence of Information Builders for the company's African client base.

"I am thrilled to be heading the expansion of Information Builders into South Africa, an area rich in opportunities," said Johan. "By having a dedicated Information Builders representative in Johannesburg, we will be able to provide African-based companies with the industry-leading business intelligence tools that will help them better utilize the information available and continue to expand and thrive."

"Information Builders has established itself worldwide as a premier provider and integrator of BI solutions," said Gerald Cohen, president and CEO of Information Builders. "South Africa is largely an untapped territory in the world of BI, and this expansion will deliver great value, both to our organization and to the local companies that will benefit from the insight offered by advanced BI tools. We look forward to working closely with current clients in the region as well as forging new relationships with developing companies."

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Information Builders helps organizations transform data into business value. Our software solutions for business intelligence and analytics, integration, and data integrity empower people to make smarter decisions, strengthen customer relationships, and drive growth. Our dedication to customer success is unmatched in the industry. That's why tens of thousands of leading organizations rely on Information Builders to be their trusted partner. Founded in 1975, Information Builders is headquartered in New York, NY, with offices around the world, and remains one of the largest independent, privately held companies in the industry. Visit us at, follow us on Twitter at @infobldrs, like us on Facebook, and visit our LinkedIn page.

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