New beginning for GBI

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Software and services provider Global Technology Business Intelligence (GBI) has unveiled its new identity, following its acquisition by Enterprise Outsourcing Holdings (EOH) in January.

The R4.7 million purchase of GBI was first announced in September last year, but was subject to regulatory approval and the consent of shareholders of GBI parent Global Technology (Glotec). Glotec shareholders gave the go-ahead in January.

MD Marc Scheepbouwer says GBI has been rebranded as Intellient - a melding of the words "intelligent" and "enterprise". It will extend its focus, to provide business performance management and business intelligence solutions that support performance management.

"There is a point that clients reach where their growth begins to rely on dependable business intelligence and effective business performance management; partnering with Intellient will facilitate continued growth through the implementation of the right tools, applications and solutions that enable enterprise-wide intelligence," says Scheepbouwer.

Intellient now offers support for the management cycle, delivering data platform and integration services, query and reporting, data analysis, performance scorecarding, modelling, budgeting, planning, activity-based costing, forecasting, and financial consolidation and reporting.

The company retains its local distribution rights for Hyperion and Armstrong-Laing solutions, and its reseller status for Ascential Software products.

"EOH acquired GBI because its software and service offerings in the BPM arena complement the EOH offerings; and its blue chip customer base and strong team of professionals will bring additional value to its new parent company," says EOH CEO Asher Bohbot.

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