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Top award for data warehousing company

NZN 24/11/2016 Fiona Rotherham

Data warehousing company Wherescape was the supreme winner in the 2016 New Zealand International Business Awards with judges impressed by its ability to turn big data into big business.

The company, which also won the Best Medium Business award, develops automation software for organisations to manage and analyse their big data.

Founded in 2002, Wherescape originally started as a business intelligence consultancy within New Zealand and pivoted a few years ago to providing software products globally that help make business decisions faster and cheaper.

The company is based in Auckland and Portland, Oregon and has customers in 26 countries after recently expanding into Asia. The United States is the company's largest and fastest-growing market, where clients include GE, Nike, and the Dallas Cowboys.

It was also a finalist in last year's international business awards and this year's supreme judge David Downs said it had made outstanding progress in the past year.

"Their clever transition from a product company to a global sales organisation has allowed them to exploit the global opportunity for data analytics, right at the time when expertise in big data is most sought after," he said.

Other award winners include Haka Tours and Timely in best emerging business, Hamilton manufacturer Gallagher for best business and excellence in design, Straker Translations for excellence in innovation, New Zealand Mint for excellence in marketing, Ngai Tahu for Maori excellence in export, and Xero for excellence in leadership.

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