BOSTON, April 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- GB&SMITH, the leading provider of self-service security administration software solutions, announced today that Denis Payre has been named an Advisory Board member of the GB&SMITH Board of Directors.
"We are honored to have Mr. Payre join GB&SMITH, as he is a pioneer in the industry and an icon who has created what many consider to be modern business intelligence. Mr. Payre will play a critical role in GB and Smith's growth by helping drive innovation, as well as contributing to the company's development into becoming a significant player in the software industry," stated Sebastien Goiffon, co-founder and CEO of GB&SMITH.
"I saw, first-hand, how the success of Business Objects' semantic layer revolutionized the business intelligence industry," stated Denis Payre. "Likewise, I believe GB and SMITH has created a revolutionary security layer with its 365View solution. Organizations should have a powerful solution to simplify security rights management and to address compliance without the burden of silos. 365View is simple for IT users and non-IT users to view, administer, monitor and audit security rights," said Payre.
GB&SMITH coined the term: 'administration intelligence', describing a unique security administration console to manage and document one or multiple software applications at the same time. Administration intelligence is based on an agnostic security layer that makes administering security and auditing available to selected key users outside of traditional IT roles. By unifying users and resources, via a patented matrix, through one single screen, key users have a full view of explicit and all inherited rights for any user and resource within any enterprise application.
Denis Payre co-founded Business Objects with Bernard Liautaud in 1990. The company fundamentally changed the way organizations access and leverage data to improve efficiencies and competitive advantage. In 2007, SAP AG purchased Business Objects.
Sébastien Goiffon and Alexandre Biegala founded GB&SMITH in 2007, headquartered in Lille, France. The company also has offices in London and Boston, MA, is privately held, and serves 500 customers in 30 countries with over one million users.
GB&SMITH has its roots in developing innovative solutions for users of SAP® BusinessObjects™ software with its 360Suite. The 360Suite solutions specialize in streamlining Business Objects administration and project management such as migration projects while mitigating risks linked to security, disaster and conformity. In addition, GB&SMITH develops leading edge agnostic security administration solutions for SAP HANA®, Oracle® ODB, Oracle® OBIEE, Microsoft® SharePoint®, Microsoft® AD, IBM® Cognos and Tableau®.
About Denis Payre:
Denis Payre co-founded Business Objects in 1990. He was COO for seven years during which time he expanded the company in 54 countries, doubled the revenue every year, contributed to the company's record IPO on the Nasdaq market and made Business Objects the worldwide leader in business intelligence. In 1996, he and his partner, Bernard Liautaud were ranked by Business Week amongst the "Best Entrepreneurs," alongside Steve Jobs and Steven Spielberg.
In 2001, Payre co-founded Kiala, an innovative logistic company servicing the e-ecommerce industry with a platform enabling e-commerce retailers to offer their shoppers the option of having goods delivered to a convenient retail location. After 10 years with a compounded annual growth rate of 50%, Kiala was acquired in 2012 by the United Parcel Service (UPS) and became its global competence center in the area of expertise of Kiala.
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