LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - April 12, 2010) -  GARTNER Business Intelligence Summit -- Saama Technologies today announced the availability of its Next-Generation Managed Business Intelligence (BI) Application Maintenance Services offering from the Gartner Business Intelligence Summit. The offering provides organizations a way to mitigate risk, improve productivity and off-set ongoing BI maintenance costs through scalable access to Saama's technology expertise, proven best practices, and Saama-specific automation technology in a multi-shore setting.

"BI systems are complex and constantly-evolving, requiring ongoing maintenance and support from a very specific skill set," said Saama CEO Suresh Katta. "Organizations investing in on-site or self-service support have found it expensive and difficult to maintain. Just finding and retaining the right resources is a constant challenge. Saama provides these highly-skilled resources -- with the added value of our unique automation tools and best practices -- in a turn-key, multi-shore environment."

Katta continued, "Maintaining the BI environment ongoing is one of the largest fixed costs. And high maintenance costs mean a company is unable to focus on innovation or other strategic efforts."

According to Gartner analyst Andy Kyte, "The cost to 'go live' with an application, whether through acquisition or development, is only a fraction of the lifetime total cost of ownership (TCO). For a business application that is used for 15 years, the cost to go live is, on average, 8% of the lifetime TCO." (A Framework for the Lifetime Total Cost of Ownership of an Application, March 30, 2010).

"Saama's technology-enabled Next-Gen Managed BI Services offering allows organizations to reduce ongoing maintenance and free up money and resources for strategic efforts. It also allows core resources to be allocated to the most strategic tasks, thereby helping to retain key personnel."

According to Katta, multiple Fortune 500 customers in the high-tech and life sciences industries are already using Saama's Next-Gen Managed BI Services in the following areas:

  • Monitoring and support of the complete stack;
  • User and group administration;
  • Report and object life cycle management;
  • On-going software patches and upgrades;
  • Capacity planning cycle; and
  • Disaster recovery.

Saama's technology-enabled Next-Gen Managed BI Services offering is available now and includes access to Saama's unique automation intellectual property tools, including tools for managing ad-hoc semantic-layer change management as well as automated data discovery and mapping.

About Saama Technologies
Saama Technologies, Inc. is a pure-play business intelligence solution provider that has revolutionized the way organizations make decisions through business intelligence. Since 1997, the company has combined its extreme BI technology expertise, unique intellectual property portfolio and strong relationships with the industry's leading technology providers to deliver pure business intelligence to the world's largest information-focused organizations. Saama's customers are Fortune 500 organizations within a wide range of industries, including life sciences, technology, financial services, and the public sector. Saama recently acquired data-integration software and NIEM-conformance pioneer Sypherlink, which operates as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary. Visit

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