SOURCE: Kalido

July 15, 2008 09:00 ET

Kalido to Deliver Fully Integrated Solution for Microsoft Business Intelligence

New Release Will Enable Microsoft Customers to Fully Automate Their Business Intelligence Infrastructure and Deliver Better BI to End-Users

BURLINGTON, MA--(Marketwire - July 15, 2008) -


-- Kalido (http://www.kalido.com), the active information management
   company, today announced that the latest version of the Kalido®
   Universal Information Director™ (http://www.kalido.com/products-for
   -business-universal-information-director.htm) will extend Kalido's BI
   support to Microsoft Office®, Microsoft PerformancePoint™ business
   intelligence software and Microsoft SharePoint® services.

   -- Kalido's Universal Information Director automates the generation
      and population of Microsoft SQL Server® Analysis Services (SSAS)
      cubes with data from the Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse™,
      (http://www.kalido.com/products-for-business-dynamic-information-
      warehouse.htm) Kalido's flagship data warehousing software.

   -- These cubes can be accessed by Microsoft Office, Microsoft
      PerformancePoint and Microsoft SharePoint. They are also available
      to any third party BI tool that connects to SSAS cubes, extending
      the reach to users of more than 40 other BI tools.

-- By making the information in the Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse
   available to users throughout the enterprise, more managers can use
   their company's information assets and BI tools to secure answers to
   complex business questions.

   -- Once the SSAS cubes are built by Kalido, they can be widely
      distributed throughout an organization and accessed even while
      disconnected from the server.

-- With this release, enterprises of all sizes can now seamlessly deploy a
   fully integrated, end-to-end business intelligence (BI) solution based
   on Microsoft and Kalido.

   -- Customers committed to a Microsoft strategy can develop a robust BI
      infrastructure using the Kalido Information Engine™
      (http://www.kalido.com/products-for-business-kalido-inform.htm),
      including the Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse and Kalido
      Universal Information Director, with Microsoft SQL Server database
      software, SQL Server Integration Services (SSIS), and SSAS
      technologies.

-- This release complements the Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse's
   current support for Microsoft Excel®, making the information within the
   Kalido data warehouse even more widely available to users of Microsoft's
   BI tools.

Kalido Universal Information Director Highlights

-- First released in October 2007 (http://www.kalido.com/4f9276a4-8098-4094
   -885d-16005661a6f3/news-and-events-press-center-press-releases
   -detail.htm) as a key component of the Kalido Information Engine, the
   Kalido Universal Information Director seamlessly feeds data into BI
   reporting systems, eliminating manual integration efforts and speeding
   report updates.

-- The Kalido Universal Information Director uses a wizard-driven interface
   to build reports in such market-pervasive tools as Business Objects,
   Cognos and now Microsoft, thereby eliminating the need for costly and
   time-consuming metadata integration.

-- As a result, business analysts and executives will get their reports
   faster and with the added assurance that the reports are built on
   timely, accurate and consistent data.

Quotes

Claudia Imhoff, president and founder of Intelligent Solutions, Inc. said:
-- "Even when companies 'standardize' on a single platform for business
   intelligence, they often still struggle to turn raw data from their
   myriad source systems into the accurate, consistent and timely data
   that BI tools need to deliver valuable insights. With this
   announcement, Kalido addresses this problem head on, giving Microsoft
   customers an integrated, end-to-end BI stack that enables business
   decision makers to secure better answers to their business questions."

Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido, said:
-- "While Microsoft Excel continues to be the most popular BI tool
   available for simple reporting and analysis, many organizations select
   Microsoft's more robust BI tools to institute a level of control and
   consistency in their reporting process. With our deep experience
   deploying Microsoft SQL/Server, coupled with this announcement, we will
   now deliver a fully integrated, end-to-end solution for the millions of
   Microsoft customers out there who need a more robust information
   management infrastructure to feed their Microsoft-based environments."

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.

Microsoft, Excel, Office, PerformancePoint, SharePoint and SQL Server are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. This press release is an independent publication of Kalido; it has not been authorized or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation.

Contact Information

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