Toro Tackles Content Integration

Taps Venetica for solution to enable access to information in disparate systems

Charlotte, NC  February 11, 2003  The Toro Co. has tapped a content integration solution from software provider Venetica as the lawn care equipment manufacturer seeks to trim the headaches associated with using content locked in various enterprise applications.

Toro is a leading provider of outdoor maintenance and beautification products and irrigation systems for home, recreation and commercial landscapes. Established in 1914 and headquartered in Bloomington, Minn., the $1.4 billion company has more than 5,000 employees around the world.

Toro will initially implement Venetica's VeniceBridge content integration solution in its information services and marketing groups, allowing access to, and integration with, critical content regardless of the applications in which the content is stored.

Venetica said that VeniceBridge enables companies to reduce the cost, complexity and time-to-market associated with building content rich applications by providing a single, bi-directional interface to unstructured content  regardless of how or where the content resides.

Content integration can be especially important for large organizations that want to integrate portals, customer relationship management and other key applications with important content stored in various repositories, databases and file systems throughout the enterprise.