Kalido, the provider of enterprise data warehousing and master data management software, announced that the company has been issued U.S. Patent No. 7,003,504 entitled "Data Processing System." Similar to the UK patent issued to Kalido in May of 2003, the U.S. patent covers the mechanisms found in some of the most fundamental features of the KALIDO application suite (KALIDO), specifically adaptive data store, time variance, corporate memory, business-model driven technology and the way KALIDO stores and references master data. Kalido's chief architect, Dr. Chris Angus, and principal consultant, Bruce Ottmann, are named in the patent.

Most global organizations struggle to achieve a comprehensive, 360-degree view of their business. With disparate operational systems and business processes scattered across multiple corporate divisions, decision-makers find it difficult not only to reconcile the information, but also to quickly address changing business requirements. KALIDO, based on this patented technology, provides an adaptive application suite that conforms to the needs of the business; technology limitations constrain other approaches.

"The innovative capabilities of Kalido's software have enabled us to achieve extraordinary benefits," said Klaus Mikkelsen, Global Development Leader, Information Systems at Owens Corning. "In just ten weeks, we implemented a gross margin analysis data warehouse with unprecedented flexibility that was aligned specifically to our business model as well as business needs."

According to Mark A. Beyer, Research Director, Gartner, Inc.: "In order for a data warehouse to be a true infrastructure solution, the data structure has to be abstract enough for use across a wide variety of applications the data can then be restated logically or physically to optimize data usage for highly divergent analytic applications."

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