SOURCE: Tidal Software

September 25, 2006 08:00 ET

UCB Targets Time to Market in Its Business Intelligence Initiative With Tidal Software

Job Scheduler Streamlines Delivery of Vital Data to Global Biopharmaceutical's Sales Channel

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 25, 2006 --Tidal Software, a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software, today announced that UCB, a global biopharmaceutical dedicated to research, development, and commercialization of innovative pharmaceutical and biotechnology products has implemented Tidal™ Enterprise Scheduler. UCB's Business Intelligence (BI) initiative delivers customer information to sales personnel in North America.

"In examining our processes, we saw in Tidal's Enterprise Scheduler an opportunity to enhance overall system performance and productivity for our rapidly growing organization," said Doug Hooper, vice president, commercial operations excellence.

UCB selected Tidal's product because of its ease-of-use, tight integration with leading technology infrastructure suites ranging from SAP to Oracle, and its multi-lingual capabilities, which are important for companies with a worldwide employee base.

Tidal™ Enterprise Scheduler is the industry's leading cross-platform, cross-application process automation solution. Its graphic workflow design and monitoring consoles greatly simplify the processing of input from myriad applications and data sources. Tidal's advanced capabilities also simplify recovery from failure at any point in the process and assist in planning for outage windows. Tidal's solution also delivers process auditability, laying the foundation for managing compliance initiatives such as Sarbanes-Oxley and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Tidal™ Enterprise Scheduler is empowering today's enterprises to realize dramatic improvements in a wide range of operational business functions, from order management to data warehousing and business intelligence.

"We are delighted to be working with UCB on this incredibly important project," said Rod Butters, vice president of marketing for Tidal Software. "We look forward to future opportunities at UCB to demonstrate the power of this pivotal technology. Organizations across industries are realizing the value of Tidal™ Enterprise Scheduler to eliminate inefficient processes and optimize datacenter operations in order to drive bottom-line results and enable IT to focus resources on strategic business initiatives."

About Tidal Software

Tidal Software is a leading provider of advanced application scheduling and performance management software that radically simplify IT operations by automating performance and process management. Tidal provides a unique comprehensive management solution that enables IT organizations to maximize the automation, visibility, and control they have in the operation of their systems, ultimately making applications such as SAP®, PeopleSoft®, and Oracle E-business Suite™, as well as composite solutions consisting of packaged applications and custom SOA-based components more efficient, productive, reliable, and secure, enabling them to return greater business value. Tidal has increased the efficiency of advanced datacenters for global enterprises such as General Mills, HP, Microsoft, T-Mobile, ING, and Warner Brothers. The privately held company is venture-funded by JPMorgan Partners, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Novus Ventures and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, contact Tidal Software at (650) 475-4600 or visit the company's web site at www.tidalsoftware.com.

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