about meta5

Born in Silicon Valley through an exclusive partnership with IBM, meta5 is uniquely engineered to integrate today’s data and applications—and to work with the new interfaces of the future.
meta5 was founded in 2000 when Relational Development Systems (RDS), a long-standing IBM Partner led by Jim Kanzler, was selected to migrate IBM’s Intelligent Decision Server (IDS) product to the Windows platform. RDS rebranded this IDS integration and automation technology—and the company itself—as meta5, the name a nod to Metaphor Computer Systems which built the original system's rock-solid foundation.
Today, meta5 supports businesses from small start-ups to enterprise companies with our toolset, working with data and applications across a broad range of platforms and software. Steeped in our rich history, we continue to enhance our technology to integrate with today’s ever-changing data and business applications—and to deliver Business Intelligence systems that others can only dream of.

our users

CPG/FMCG

Bimbo Bakeries

Campbell Soup

Canadian Molson Coors Brewing Company

Coca-Cola

Colgate-Palmolive

Del Monte

Entenmann's

General Mills

Johnson & Johnson

Kimberly-Clark

Kraft

McVities

Pfizer

Philip Morris

Scott Paper Company

Sysco Corporation

Unilever


UTILITIES

National Grid

USA Southern California Edison


TRANSPORTATION

American President Lines

Delta Air Lines, Inc.

Marriot International, Inc.

US Airways


TELCO

AT&T

Bell South

BT Group

Verizon Communications


RETAIL

Canadian Tire

Clarks

Duty Free Shops

The Gap

Lenscrafters

Marshalls

Safeway

Sears

Walgreens

WSS  


PROCESS

Ashland

Chevron Philips Chemical

Exxon Mobil Corporation

Goodyear Tire

U.S. Silica


INSURANCE

Blue Cross Blue Shield

John Hancock

Kaiser Permanente

Norwich Union | Aviva

Phoenix Life Insurance Co. Prudential

RSA Insurance Group

The Travelers

United Health Group


HEALTHCARE

Community Care Home Health Services

Gold Medal Home Health

Jewish Community Center

Jewish Family & Community Services

Swedish Medical Center


GOVERNMENT

Internal Revenue Service

US Department of Health and Human Services

US Department of Labor

US Navy

US Postal  Service


FINANCIAL SERVICES

American Express

Chase Manhattan Bank

Citigroup

Morgan Stanley

Paine Webber

Standard Chartered Bank

Wells Fargo


PHARMACEUTICAL

Baxter Healthcare

Bayer

Bristol Myers Squibb

GlaxoSmithKline

Hoffman La Roche

Merck

Schering-Plough


MEDIA

CBS

Disney (Walt Disney Company)

Meredith Corporation

Ogilvy & Mather


EDUCATION

Purdue University

University of Arizona

University of Missouri

Stanford University


SEO / SEM

Elite SEM

IBM


AERONAUTICS

Raytheon

Sikorsky


our leadership

Our team brings an unrivaled depth of experience, and a history of nimble adaptability, to the meta5 platform.

JIM KANZLER

Founder President and CEO

25 years’ experience in Business Intelligence Systems & Data Warehousing Technologies for Fortune 500 companies.

Jim is a technology executive and business leader with a proven record of success in helping companies gain valuable insights into their challenges, risks, and opportunities by building a culture of analytics and data-driven decision making.

DEBBIE KIEDERER

Strategic Advisor

30 years’ experience repositioning brands in the digital space with a strong global sensibility.

Debbie is the founder of ChalkDust Consulting, a strategic online consulting practice with a client list of Fortune 500 companies primarily in the CPG space. As an advisor, she rebrands, repositions and creates initial sales opportunities.

ROBERT SCHAFFRATH

Software Development

30 years’ experience in Software Development with Consumer Packaged Goods and Enterprise organizations.

Robert is responsible for all technical components of the meta5 core product, including our signature integration with Microsoft Office products.

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