About Tidal

A long-standing tradition of excellence in workload automation

Tidal is now part of Redwood Software, the leader in full stack automation for mission-critical business processes

Redwood’s solutions empower you to orchestrate, manage and monitor your workflows across any application, middleware or infrastructure – in the cloud or on premise. Redwood is trusted by thousands of customers across the globe, delivering exceptional outcomes backed by a world-class team of automation experts. We are laser focused on automation and committed to unleashing the human potential in your organization.

Together, we’re focused on delivering:

Faster, Better Innovation – We are redefining what’s possible through automation. Our expert, experienced R&D teams continually deliver new integrations and features, so our customers can innovate, be more agile, and focus on high-value initiatives.

Global Reach – We support some of the most global brands, including Airbus, Coca-Cola, Grainger, Halliburton, Heineken, UBS and Wells Fargo. With offices and operations across North America, South America, Germany, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, we are well-positioned to better support the global nature of our customers.

Unmatched Customer Experience – We deliver global 24/7/365 customer support — together with the most reliable and extensible automation and managed file transfer platforms — to ensure our customers’ success.

Tidal History at a Glance

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.


Tidal Software was acquired by Redwood Software and is now part of the leading suite of full stack automation solutions, bringing increased depth and breadth to Redwood’s already extensive portfolio of enterprise automation solutions including RunMyJobs, ActiveBatch and JSCAPE.