Our vision is a world in which insight-driven organizations trust every decision they make and every action they take.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (PRWEB) October 21, 2020
GB&Smith, a leading provider of software to data analytics professionals, announced that it has acquired Kinesis CI, Ltd., the developer of Kinesis CI software. The purchase will allow GB&Smith to better serve customers across multiple BI and Analytics platforms.
“Data fuels business in the 21st century, and organizations rely on business intelligence and analytics technologies to gain insight that yields a competitive advantage. Our vision is a world in which insight-driven organizations trust every decision they make and every action they take,” says GB&Smith CEO Sebastien Goiffon. “Until recently, businesses invested in a single BI platform. Now, the average enterprise relies on five different BI/A platforms to meet the demands of different users and departments. This adds potential to the data analytics landscape, but it also adds complexity that can shroud that potential.”
In the past decade, business intelligence evolved rapidly with the introduction of industry-specific software, increased self-service, and a greater focus on data visualization and prescriptive analytics. During that time, GB&Smith pivoted from a mission focused exclusively on enhancing SAP Business Objects™ — an early market leader — to one that helped organizations release the full potential of their entire data analytics landscape. The acquisition of Kinesis CI, Ltd. and its testing framework solution for Tableau moves GB&Smith another step in that direction.
According to Goiffon, “When it comes to data analytics, organizations need to have confidence in their decisions. BI testing is a way to ensure that users can trust data, which enhances the user experience and increases the adoption of BI solutions. That’s why BI testing plays an essential role in releasing the potential of data analytics.”
The Kinesis-CI co-founders were confident in their product — an innovative and advanced BI testing framework solution for Tableau -- but they recognized the need for a bigger team to grow the business. The combination of a passion for BI and outstanding sales and support teams made GB&Smith the perfect fit. In response to the deal, Business Objects co-founder Denis Payre, who sits on the GB&Smith board of directors, remarked, “GB&Smith enters a new era by bringing its deep experience to Tableau users as well."
GB&Smith enhanced the power and value of SAP BusinessObjects™ with the introduction of 360Suite in 2007. Today, GB&Smith is a leading developer of software that releases the full potential of the data analytics landscape, ensuring that it’s embraced by users, insightful for decision makers, and valuable to organizations. With teams throughout Europe and North America, GB&Smith supports hundreds of customers, including many of the world’s top publicly held companies, privately held companies, and government agencies.
Kinesis CI, Ltd. is the developer of a highly modular and flexible testing framework solution for BI professionals and analysts that shortens the development cycle and increases the reliability of Tableau dashboards. Kinesis CI testing and deployment capabilities make it possible for DataOps teams to apply a full CI/CD methodology to Tableau.
Marketing Director - GB&Smith