Kalido powers business intelligence with Kalido Universal Information Director™

New Kalido product extends operability with Cognos 8 BI; Reduces integration costs and improves deployment time for business intelligence programs

ORLANDO, Fla., May 15, 2007 -- Kalido, the active information management company, announced today the Kalido Universal Information Director™, a new addition to the Kalido Active Information Management software suite. The new product will extend operability to Cognos 8 Business Intelligence and ease integration with a number of the industry’s most used business intelligence (BI) and performance management suites. Working in tandem with Kalido Dynamic Information Warehouse® (DIW), Kalido Universal Information Director will improve the ability of organizations to rapidly deliver accurate, consistent information to all business users regardless of which business intelligence tool they use.

Despite standardization efforts, today’s mid-market and global enterprises find themselves awash with multiple reporting tools. The new product will enable customers to deliver a seamless information management platform more quickly. Kalido’s unique business modeling capabilities give customers the ability to view their corporate data in the context of their business. As an integral feature of Kalido’s active information management software, the Kalido business model also provides the basis for a flexible, rapidly adaptable information architecture, ensuring that customers can quickly adjust their information to meet the constantly changing needs of their business.

With Kalido Universal Information Director, this benefit will be more easily translated to BI and performance management tools, reducing the time from information creation to business decision. By reducing deployment time and improving overall integration, Kalido Universal Information Director will deliver fresh, relevant information to reporting tools such as Cognos® and Business Objects® more quickly and completely than ever before.

“Our customers are accustomed to powerful applications that deliver valuable insight into their organizations,” said Dave Laverty, Chief Marketing Officer at Cognos. “For years, Kalido has provided many of our customers with an adaptive information management architecture that can deliver accurate, consistent and accessible information. Now, with Kalido Universal Information Director, our product suites will be even more tightly integrated, thereby improving that benefit to our joint customers.”

Kalido Universal Information Director delivers the following additional benefits:

Automatically updates user reports through meta data integration between the data warehouse and BI tools Enhances IT’s ability to support a mixed product BI user base and better support migrations from tool to tool Automates documenting the Kalido DIW schema to modeling tools such as ERwin® “Kalido Universal Information Director provides technology discipline for the IT department and the ultimate in flexibility for the business user,” said Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido. “Instead of relying on costly custom integrations, our customers will now have a seamless information management platform that rapidly delivers information in near real-time, dramatically improving corporate performance.”

Pricing for Kalido Universal Information Director will begin at $75,000. The product is expected to be generally available in the third quarter.

Kalido will be providing demonstrations of the Kalido Universal Information Director this week in Booth #13 at the Cognos Forum in Orlando, Florida and Booth #108 at the TDWI Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.

About Kalido

Kalido delivers active information management for business. With Kalido’s unique business model-driven technology, decisions are fueled by accurate, accessible and consistent information, delivered in real time, to dramatically improve corporate performance. Kalido software can be deployed at a fraction of the time and cost of traditional information management methods.

Kalido software is installed at over 250 locations in more than 100 countries with market leading companies. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Kalido is backed by Atlas Venture, Benchmark Capital and Matrix Partners. More information about Kalido can be found at:

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