SOURCE: Kalido

March 18, 2008 09:00 ET

Kalido Announces General Availability of Kalido Business Information Modeler

Business Modeling Concept Gains Traction as Thousands of Users Seek to Improve Business Intelligence Initiatives Across the Enterprise

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - March 18, 2008) - DAMA International Symposium (Booth #102) -

-- Kalido, the active information management company, today announced that the Kalido® Business Information Modeler™ has successfully concluded its beta phase and is now generally available.

-- Since its initial availability as a public beta on February 19th, the Kalido Business Information Modeler has generated significant interest from practitioners in the industry as they look to improve business information delivery.

-- By providing an easy way for business analysts and managers to communicate their information needs, a business model can more accurately and comprehensively outline business intelligence (BI) requirements, reducing misunderstandings and poorly understood or defined requirements.

-- Independent of any BI technology that might be used to deliver it, the business model is often used as the basis from which business intelligence systems are built and managed. Traditional tools are designed to build BI environments, but are poorly equipped to manage them.

-- As part of the Kalido Information Engine, the Kalido Business Information Modeler streamlines the development and maintenance of BI infrastructures, enabling BI professionals to drastically reduce the time and cost of BI deployment, as compared to traditional methods.

-- The design component of the GA version of the Modeler is now available for free download on Kalido's website. Visit http://www.kalido.com/bmcf.

Key Statistics and Resources

-- To date, over 1,500 copies of the Modeler are in the hands of BI and Data Warehousing professionals;

-- Over 300 practitioners have joined the Business Modeling Community Forum. To sign up, visit http://groups.google.com/group/bmcf;

-- More than 20 common business model elements, including models detailing profitability, sales models, data dictionaries, time, geography and many other dimensions and types have been contributed to the community and are available for collaboration and download;

-- More than 1,000 registrants to two recent business modeling webinars or whitepaper downloads;

-- White papers, podcasts and webinars explaining business modeling are available at www.kalido.com/bmcf.

Kalido Business Information Modeler Highlights

-- Easy-to-use graphical interface -- Graphical modeling environment that transforms the design, development, deployment and maintenance of BI infrastructures.

-- Improves Business-IT collaboration -- Business and IT teams can design and create a business model much more quickly and intuitively than traditional data modeling techniques.

-- Faster time to value -- Because the modeler and underlying warehouse allow you to go from conceptual model to production rapidly, manual integration and handoffs between departments are dramatically reduced or eliminated.

Quotes

Attributed to Dean Robinson, iteration manager and Kalido Business Information Modeler beta user, Great American Financial Resources, Inc.:

-- "The Kalido Business Information Modeler enables us to visually represent real world business objects and their relationships, fostering a collaborative process between IT and the Business, empowering them to understand and take ownership of the model. It increases productivity by eliminating the need to create and maintain the model both in a diagramming tool and in the Kalido data warehouse. By using the Kalido Modeler, it is simple and quick to deploy the model to, or extract the model from, the data warehouse. It even validates your model and highlights problems before they are deployed. It will make life a lot easier for us."

Attributed to Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido:

-- "The adoption of this groundbreaking technology is just one more data point that the pain suffered from BI is not from the BI tools directly, but rather from what's behind the BI. Even with the recent spate of consolidation in the industry, most companies have systems designed to build BI environments, not to manage them. With Kalido, companies can provide a robust data governance and information management infrastructure and deliver accurate consistent information that keeps pace with business change."

About Kalido

Kalido delivers active information management for business. Developed through years of successful best practice implementations, Kalido's robust, business-model driven information management engine automatically feeds information to end users through their BI tools, making them more productive far more quickly and reducing internal costs. With Kalido, users never again have to wait for months to answer fundamental questions about business performance -- which products are selling, which customers are profitable, and which markets are most promising.

Kalido software is implemented at over 250 locations in more than 100 countries with market leading companies. More information about Kalido can be found at: http://www.kalido.com.

Contact Information

  • Kalido Company Contacts:
    Lorita Vannah
    +1 781 202 3211
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    Kalido US PR Agency Contacts:
    Julie Crotty / Leslie Denson
    Horn Group, Inc.
    +1 781 356 7100
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    Kalido European PR Agency Contacts:
    André Labadie / Sam Kane
    Brands2Life
    +44 20 7592 12 00
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