SL Corporation Customer Smart & Final Named to InfoWorld 100

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Corte MADERA, CALIF. – NOVEMBER 12, 2007 SL Corporation®, a leading provider of real-time monitoring, analytics, and visualization software, today announced that InfoWorld has awarded SL Corporation’s customer Smart & Final the InfoWorld 100 Award for their real-time enterprise monitoring, visualization and management solution based on SL’s RTView® platform. The award, which names the 100 most innovative corporate IT solutions for 2007, honored Smart & Final in the retail category.

“RTView has given us a single view across our complex heterogeneous environment, and has done so in a way that has made our operations and IT teams more effective, said Anna Papp, Portal, Integration and Reporting Project Manager, Smart & Final. “This enhanced visibility has streamlined our supply chain process, minimizing system degradations and associated revenue loss and costs related to lost productivity.

Leveraging SL’s RTView, Smart & Final can now monitor their enterprise systems real-time. They have one consolidated view across all required machines, applications, data sources and processes via multiple cross-referenced dashboards. As a result, Smart & Final has realized a significant reduction in downtime incidents related to their supply chain management system, and much faster recovery time should any outage or degradation in the overall environment take place.

They have also increased productivity of their operations and IT teams as more efficient and targeted alerts ensure the right people are involved to address issues more quickly. They have streamlined operations by putting commands and resolution tools at the team’s fingertips. And they have implemented their solution in a way that is easy to extend when new monitoring and visualization requirements are identified.

“Congratulations to Anna and her team at Smart & Final, as well as to the folks involved from our mutual partner, TIBCO, on delivering such an effective and comprehensive real-time operational visibility solution so quickly, said Tom Lubinski, founder, president and CEO of SL Corporation. “We at SL feel very fortunate to work with such innovative customers to help solve their visibility challenges, and are honored that the top industry publications are taking notice of these solutions.

SL’s RTView makes it both possible and practical for companies to deliver meaningful real-time operational visibility solutions quickly. It offers users the ability to easily create and deploy highly customizable dashboards, analytics, alerts, and reports based on both real-time and historical data from virtually any data source – all with minimal impact on architecture design and performance. With RTView, companies like Smart & Final can highlight and address anomalies across operations before they become costly problems.

The annual InfoWorld 100 awards honor IT projects that demonstrate the most creative use of cutting-edge technologies to further their business goals. Nominations were submitted by InfoWorld readers, technology partners, and end-user companies in late summer. To be considered, projects must stretch beyond the typical, off-the-shelf solution, and must use multiple technologies in innovative ways to serve well-defined business goals. Winners were formally announced on November 12th at

“Whether ushering legacy systems into the agile era, or revolutionizing how their companies leverage technology to meaningful ends, this year’s winners are both inspiration and proof that striking a new path in IT can reap deep organizational rewards,” said InfoWorld Senior Editor, Jason Snyder.

About SL Corporation
Over the past 24 years, SL Corporation has become the most knowledgeable and responsive provider of real-time monitoring, analytics, and visibility solutions. SL’s flagship product, RTView, addresses a broad spectrum of enterprise visibility challenges spanning business activity monitoring (BAM), application performance management (APM), and component-level infrastructure monitoring. RTView has also become the de facto standard for extending the visualization of complex event processing (CEP) engines, TIBCO messaging middleware, Oracle Coherence data grids, and custom applications. SL’s exclusive focus on real-time visibility solutions, commitment to customer success, and partner-centric culture are why thousands of industry leaders have chosen to work with SL to support their most critical applications and businesses. SL Corporation can be reached at +1 415-927-8400 or on the web at

About Smart & Final
Founded in 1871 in Los Angeles, Smart & Final Inc. operates 254 non-membership warehouse stores for food and foodservice supplies in California, Oregon, Washington, Arizona, Nevada, Idaho and northern Mexico. For more information, visit the company’s website at

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

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.

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