SOURCE: Tidal Software

December 13, 2005 12:30 ET

Genzyme Uses Job Scheduler to Streamline BI for Financial Reporting

Tidal Software Teams With Informatica to Deliver Efficient Enterprise-Wide Solution

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 13, 2005 -- Tidal Software, a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software, today announced Genzyme Corporation (NASDAQ: GENZ) has chosen Tidal Enterprise Scheduler™ for job scheduling. Genzyme is a biotech leader with annual revenues exceeding $2B. In order to better track and understand key aspects of its business so it can navigate growth, Genzyme is launching an enterprise business intelligence (BI) initiative. Proper job scheduling is playing a vital role in the success of the initiative.

"We had a very real challenge," explains Tom Fontanella, Associate Director, Information Technology at Genzyme Corp. "In order to support our growth goals we needed to gain better information about our business. We realized that the BI solution could be enhanced to support those goals if we could improve its access to various data across disparate systems and enable it to process that data into meaningful intelligence faster."

Populating the data warehouse requires accessing many data sources having a wide range of system dependencies. Deciding to tackle the challenge at the processing level using better job scheduling, Genzyme and Informatica (NASDAQ: INFA) teamed with Tidal Software to combine Tidal Enterprise Scheduler with the Informatica data warehouse solution in order to improve the overall speed and efficiency of its BI operations.

Genzyme wanted a scheduling product that would operate well in its existing environment and provide an easy interface. Genzyme also considered recommendations from customers, analysts and its partners. Genzyme concluded that Tidal Enterprise Scheduler was the best fit to their criteria, having required track record, simplicity of operation, and connectivity to Informatica.

"Tidal Software was the clear choice," said Fontanella. "Genzyme plans to leverage Tidal Enterprise Scheduler across our operations and we believe it will proliferate quickly as potential users discover the simplicity and helpful functionality."

Fontanella and his team also concluded that efficiently scheduling batch processes in its heterogonous environment would not only improve its BI operations, but could also automate many routine tasks. As the organization builds expertise, Fontanella sees Tidal becoming an efficient single control point for IT operations across the enterprise.

"We are pleased with Genzyme's selection of Tidal for the rollout of their enterprise-wide BI solution. This not only shows the value Tidal brings, but the leverage it creates by pairing with Informatica," said Rod Butters, Senior Vice President of Worldwide Marketing for Tidal Software. "Tidal will continue to team with Genzyme in the future to help implement Enterprise Scheduler into the various departments to further simplify their day-to-day processes."

About Tidal Software

Tidal Software is a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management solutions. Tidal provides products that make applications, such as SAP®, PeopleSoft®, and Oracle E-Business Suite™, more efficient, productive, reliable, and secure, enabling them to return the business value that companies need to be successful. Many of the world's most advanced datacenters rely on Tidal's software, including those of Microsoft, HP, T-Mobile, Warner Brothers, and Agilent. The privately held company is venture-funded by JPMorgan Partners, Novus Ventures and VantagePoint Venture Partners. For more information, contact Tidal Software at (650) 475-4600 or visit the company's web site at

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