SOURCE: Tidal Software

May 29, 2007 12:34 ET

BIMCOR Standardizes on Tidal Solution Across All Systems for Enterprise Job Scheduling

Solution to Reduce Costs by Simplifying Operations Across Diverse Systems

PALO ALTO, CA--(Marketwire - May 29, 2007) - Tidal Software, a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software, today announced that BIMCOR is standardizing enterprise scheduling on Tidal™ Enterprise Scheduler. BIMCOR's IT group decided Tidal was the best vendor with the enterprise capabilities to effectively control complex jobs running across Windows and UNIX systems as well as SQL*Server, Oracle and even ftp and sftp systems used to connect with external 3rd parties.

"The Tidal solution is expected to reduce costs and increase IT efficiency," said Yves Morin, Assistant Director - IT Research. "The Tidal solution can simplify operations that touch a diverse array of systems. It can also help BIMCOR fully utilize existing systems."

BIMCOR Inc. is a pension fund investment manager and a wholly owned subsidiary of BCE Inc. In business since 1983 and currently managing approximately $13 billion in pension fund assets, BIMCOR is one of the leading private-sector players in Canada. Substantially all of its existing clients are within the BCE Group of companies. Daily performance reports are vital to the enterprise's mission. Timely delivery of reliable information is imperative. Tidal's single view and point of control for the entire operation, simple recovery, and elimination of lag times were vital selection factors for ensuring reliable data delivery.

"If information is late, there is a negative impact," explains Pierre Marin, Vice President, Information Technology. "Tidal will ensure consistent, reliable delivery by allowing us to automate jobs that touch both BIMCOR and 3rd party systems. We looked at five solutions and only Tidal met all our requirements and offered a single, standard solution for the enterprise. Additionally, the ease-of-use and flexibility it offers are absolute must-haves that set the standard for the industry."

BIMCOR not only expects to save many staff hours monthly due to the automation and control that Tidal delivers, but it also expects to eliminate the time-consuming and frustrating fire drills caused by the previous script-based solution, which required a great deal of intervention for such important actions such as schedule changes, recovery, and failure due to lags in dependent jobs.

"Not only will BIMCOR's scheduled operation be more efficient, but they will be able to utilize existing servers more fully due to the efficiency gains from standardized enterprise scheduling," said Rod Butters, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Tidal. "We are pleased to be teaming with BIMCOR and helping its IT department reach new levels of efficiency and hard cost savings."

Tidal Enterprise Scheduler is an easy-to-use job scheduler for completely automating even the most complex batch processing across the entire enterprise, regardless of datacenter complexity or location. Tidal recently announced its latest version of Tidal Enterprise Scheduler. More information on Tidal solutions for enterprise job scheduling and application performance management is available at www.tidalsoftware.com.

About Tidal Software

Tidal Software is a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software that radically simplifies IT operations by automating and integrating performance and process management. Tidal's solution puts IT operations management into the business process using new levels of automation, visibility, and control over systems. Tidal makes applications such as SAP®, PeopleSoft®, and Oracle E-business Suite™ more efficient, reliable, and secure to return greater business value. Tidal also gives IT deep visibility into and precise control over new SOA-based composite solutions consisting of packaged applications and custom components in Java and .NET. General Mills, HP, ING Direct, Microsoft and T-Mobile are among the Tidal customers who use Tidal to reduce operational costs by running IT at higher efficiency rates and containing overall data center footprints. Privately held, Tidal is venture-backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Novus Ventures, Panorama Capital, and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, contact Tidal Software at (650) 475-4600 or visit www.tidalsoftware.com.

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