IDS Consultants was formed in December 1995 by Kendal Jordi, Gabor Kovacs and Stewart Beckett, respectively the technical, consulting and product managers of Decision Support Systems (DSS), the distributor of SAS Software, to supply SAS consultancy services to the South African market.
This was in response to the dissolution of DSS, when its distributorship was sold back to SAS Institute, the licensor of the software. This created an opening in the SAS consulting market, which IDS filled, as the first Quality Partner of SAS Institute SA.
IDS expanded from developing warehousing systems first based on the SAS system platform and over the past 10 years has developed skills and experience on other database platforms and toolsets. The company has a special focus on the Microsoft and Oracle Business Intelligence toolsets primarily for the financial industry.
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