Knowledge Integration Dynamics (KID) has opened a Cape Town office in response to the burgeoning enterprise data integration and business intelligence market in the region.
Two industry stalwarts will initially service its existing Western Cape clients, and KID will employ more as the market expands.
“Terry Heaney is our Cape data quality specialist and John Ross our sales executive,” says Julian Field, business development director at KID. “We already have well known clients such as Foschini, Vodacom and Finsource in the area, but we expect the most prominent growth to come from the banking, financial services and retail markets.”
Other potential markets include oil, shipping, publishing and agriculture.
“We are looking to expand our Cape operation with business and technical consulting skills both around our product set as well as the data integration market,” says Field. “We hope to be as successful in the Cape as we have been in Gauteng.”
KID has grown rapidly in recent years, to the extent that it is now among the largest companies in the local business intelligence market.
Ross has a wealth of experience in business intelligence, having specialised in the field for close on a decade. He will take the entire KID suite of data integration, data management, data quality and business intelligence offerings to the Cape Town market, including Informatica, Microstrategy, +EDM, Intimate Data, Oracle and Microsoft, along with associated training and services.
"The Western Cape is a key market in South Africa," says Ross. "KID will be well positioned to leverage the work I have done here over the last five years, notably among the Cape's large corporate clients.
"We expect in particular to do well with Informatica’s data integration and quality products with which KID has already taken the lion's share of the market in the rest of the country."