Kalido Customer Abbott Laboratories Named to InfoWorld 100: Health Care Company Recognized for Successful International Sales and Finance Data Warehouse Initiative

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Kalido, the active information management company, congratulates customer Abbott Laboratories for being named to the 2007 InfoWorld 100, an awards program designed to celebrate IT projects that use technology in smart, innovative, creative ways to meet business and technical objectives. Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals and devices. By leveraging Kalido as the information management layer for an international sales data warehouse, Abbott has successfully streamlined sales reporting and improved overall business process for international operations.

International corporations face the need to address local reporting, management and regulatory needs while simultaneously ensuring consistency from a corporate level

    With over 65,000 employees and products in more than 130 countries, Abbott's International division needed a better handle on international sales and margin data to foster continued growth. Leveraging Kalido as the critical information management layer, Abbott developed a consolidated view of financial information that provides the flexibility to address ongoing business change such as significant acquisition activity, reorganizations, shifting partnerships and evolving business needs. The company can now view the business in a historical, current and future context, enabling finance and marketing executives to better identify trends and focus decision support on new business strategies.

"After extensive review, we selected Kalido as the data warehouse for the project, based on the software's unique ability to adapt to business change," said Peggy Mathias, Manager HQ IT Applications, Abbott Laboratories. "Kalido's business model approach - mapping the data to the business model not to the technology structure - coupled with our team's hard work and expertise, ensures that our organization can keep information accurate and up to date, delivering management reports in less time while ensuring the content represents the evolving business."

"International corporations face the need to address local reporting, management and regulatory needs while simultaneously ensuring consistency from a corporate level," said Bill Hewitt, president and CEO of Kalido. "Abbott International has done a great job of tackling that problem head on while simultaneously meeting the changing needs of the business. We congratulate them on this well-deserved recognition in solving two very difficult problems."

About InfoWorld Media Group

InfoWorld Media Group helps IT solutions management choose the right technology, within the context of a cohesive strategy, for business impact at their organizations. Rather than merely covering the enterprise technology market, InfoWorld identifies and promotes emerging technology segments that add unique value for the organizations that implement them, as well as the vendors that provide those solutions. Using an integrated communications approach including online, events, research, and a continued investment in an independent Test Center, InfoWorld analysts and editors provide both hands-on analysis and evaluation, as well as expert commentary on issues surrounding emerging technologies and products. Visit InfoWorld at http://www.infoworld.com.

About International Data Group (IDG)

International Data Group (IDG) is the world's leading technology media, events, and research company. IDG's online network includes more than 450 web sites spanning business technology, consumer technology, digital entertainment and video games worldwide. IDG publishes more than 300 magazines and newspapers in 85 countries including CIO, CSO, Computerworld, GamePro, InfoWorld, Macworld, Network World, and PC World. IDG's lead-generation service, IDG Connect, matches technology companies with an audience of engaged, high-quality IT professionals, influencers, and decision makers.

IDG is a leading producer of more than 750 technology-related events including Macworld Conference & Expo, LinuxWorld Conference & Expo, Entertainment for All Expo (E for All), DEMO, and IDC Directions. IDC, a subsidiary of IDG, is the premier global provider of market intelligence, advisory services, and events. Over 900 IDC analysts in more than 90 countries provide global, regional, and local expertise on technology and industry opportunities and trends.

Additional information about IDG, a privately held company, is available at http://www.idg.com.

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, Balderton Capital and Matrix Partners. More information about Kalido can be found at: http://www.kalido.com.

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