SOURCE: Tidal Software

February 13, 2007 14:02 ET

Peerless Clothing Boosts SAP Performance Using Tidal's Enterprise Job Scheduling Solution

Cost Effective Operations Part of Continual Focus to Support Growth and Market Leadership

PALO ALTO, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 13, 2007 -- Tidal Software, a leading provider of application scheduling and performance management software, today announced that Peerless Clothing has significantly increased IT efficiency by streamlining the flow of its SAP processes using Tidal's enterprise job scheduling solution. Through the increased use of automation, Peerless' IT will leverage improved IT productivity to improve service to the business.

Peerless is the largest producer of men's fine clothing in North America, marketing under its own label as well as manufacturing for designer labels such as Calvin Klein, IZOD, and Joseph Abboud. Peerless' IT supports everything from financials to manufacturing, which is complex due the number of labels and variety of pieces that must be tracked as they move through production. In order to support growth and maintain its leadership and competitiveness, Peerless' IT aims to continually improve efficiency while closely managing its costs.

Peerless' IT uncovered many areas of its SAP utilization that could be streamlined. They evaluated all job scheduling solutions certified for SAP and selected Tidal for its ease of use and administration, single-view, cross-platform cross-application support, low infrastructure cost, rapid deployment, and Tidal's training, service and support. Most of all, Peerless valued the fact that Tidal® Enterprise Scheduler did not require the use of a scripting language, meaning the Peerless IT staff could easily adapt Tidal Enterprise Scheduler to their business and operational needs.

"With Tidal we streamlined the flow of our SAP and other processes quickly. We also reduced errors," said Joffrey Bienvenue, manager of Peerless' IT operations and infrastructure. "That allowed us to focus more staff time on the helpdesk instead of on tracking processes, which freed our senior analysts to spend more time on complex problems, new tools and applications. By simplifying our around-the-clock operations so much, Tidal helped us to support both our bottom line and competitive goals."

Prior to implementation of Tidal's enterprise job scheduling solution, Peerless was using rudimentary tools that required a significant amount of scripting and manual intervention.

"Tidal is flexible so it allows us to quickly make changes to support our business needs and ensures that our mission critical data is always processed and delivered correctly," said Bienvenue. "In the future we will explore Tidal solutions for simplifying the management of SOA based applications as well."

"Peerless is successful in a market in which many competitors are based outside of North America in lower cost regions. That is a remarkable and laudable achievement, attributable in part to how serious the company is about efficiency and simplifying operations," said Rod Butters, senior vice president of worldwide marketing at Tidal. "Peerless' rigorous search for the best solution certified for SAP led them to Tidal and we are pleased to be supporting Peerless reach its business objectives."

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. 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 integrated 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, ING Direct, Microsoft, T-Mobile, and Warner Brothers. The privately held company 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 the company's web site at www.tidalsoftware.com.

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