Guident to upgrade SEC's intel systems

Guident Technologies, an integrator of business intelligence and data-warehousing solutions, has received a $3.1 million contract for technical support services from the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Guident will upgrade and migrate the SEC's business intelligence systems to Business Objects' most recent platform. Business intelligence software allows managers to track, understand and manage information to make more informed decisions. They can group information together, measure it, give end users access to it and share information changes.

To further its mission of protecting investors and maintaining fair and efficient markets, the SEC must gather, store and manage large amounts of data. As a result, it must ensure that its systems are up-to-date, mitigating the risk of technology obsolescence, said Teddy Matheu, an executive vice president at Guident.

To that end, Guident is upgrading the SEC's current platform by deploying BusinessObjects XI Release 2 and Crystal reporting tools agencywide. BusinessObjects XI is a complete suite of performance management, information management, reporting, and query and analysis tools.

Guident is responsible for analyzing system requirements, designing the technical architecture, developing user interfaces, testing and training.

The company is working on projects for a number of federal agencies, including the General Services Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, Food and Drug Administration, and Government Printing Office.

Guident of Herndon, Va., specializes in business intelligence and data warehouse solutions.

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