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About Tidal

A long-standing tradition of excellence in workload automation

100% Focus on Workload Automation

Workload automation is what we do – and it’s all that we do. That means we’re not distracted by other products and we don’t have competing or conflicting business priorities.  Over the last 40+ years, we have built in-depth expertise in workload automation to solve traditional IT challenges and address more complex issues of modern organizations.

Hundreds of customers around the world count on Tidal for modernizing their workload automation and driving their digital transformation.

Tidal History at a Glance

Tidal Software History Timeline

Our rich legacy of workload automation expertise began in 1979 and continues to advance with new innovations and a growing customer base.


Operation Control System Inc. was founded in Palo Alto, CA and subsequently launched the SysAdmiral job scheduler.


The company was renamed as Tidal Software and a new, more advanced product was launched as the Tidal Enterprise Scheduler.


Cisco acquired Tidal Software. The Tidal platform was rebranded as Cisco Workload Automation and incorporated into Cisco’s broad IT portfolio for their global enterprise customers.


Dillon Kane Group (DKG) acquired Tidal Software from Cisco to revitalize the technology and business. Since the acquisition, DKG has invested heavily in driving innovative products and services to serve Tidal customers. As a result, Tidal Software has recaptured its position as a leader in workload automation and largely operates as an independent software vendor.