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Clarity Systems is a leader in the business intelligence arena providing corporate performance management software solutions. The Clarity Performance Management (CPM) Suite gives organizations the ability to enhance strategic planning, budgeting, modeling, forecasting, reporting and analysis. Developed from the ground up as a Web-based solution, Clarity's CPM solution delivers feature-rich functionality that can be accessed over the Internet or intranet, and due to its Excel look and feel, affords a drastically reduced learning curve. With hundreds of clients throughout North America, Clarity Systems leverages a diversified team of experts and highly functional solutions to provide award-winning results. Clarity's solution enables clients to: Improve the frequency, accuracy and ease of the budgeting process; Prepare more accurate and timely forecasts; Produce accurate and timely financial reports; Perform ad-hoc financial analysis; and Support leading management methodologies such as balanced scorecards and activity-based management.

Rachel Jordan |

416.250.5500X555 | 416.250.5533Fax

Business Performance Management (BPM)

Geac is a global enterprise software company for Business Performance Management (BPM), providing customers worldwide with the core financial and operational solutions and services to improve their business performance in real time. Geac software and services are deployed at more than 18,000 organizations around the world. About half the Fortune 100 rely on Geac systems every day. Geac MPC, the comprehensive application for performance management, replaces traditional disjointed financial systems with a single integrated solution that enables management to set strategic goals, translate those goals into action plans, track results and take corrective action as needed--all based on a continuous flow of real-time performance data.

Chris Kelly |

800.922.7979 | 734 769.6943Fax

Longview Solutions makes Performance Management software that many of the world's most respected companies use to drive performance with speed, visibility and financial integrity. The technology platform supports the diverse needs of the CFO with business processes including management reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting, consolidation, tax and related enterprise learning, compliance and knowledge management processes. Longview's technology platform is a single solution that provides one central repository for financial and non-financial data, enterprise-wide. It is easily managed from a single point of maintenance, regardless of the number of users or global geographic span of the user community. A tremendous depth of functionality is provided in a solution with outstanding performance and scalability.

Jennifer Gvozdek |

905.940.1510 | 905.940.8310Fax

SRC Software is the leader in providing flexibility and sophistication for enterprise financial planning and corporate performance management. SRC's unique support model allows support staff to review an exact copy of an organization's individual system, which has helped SRC achieve an impressive 97% customer-satisfaction rating. With nearly 2,200 installations in mid- to high-end enterprises, SRC's highly personalized budgeting, payroll planning and multi-source consolidation/reporting solutions are used by companies such as Comerica, Caterpillar Logistics Services Inc. and C-SPAN. SRC offers a full complement of financial planning and analysis tools through its unique integration of spreadsheets and industry-leading databases complete with full-scale Web deployment. For more information, contact SRC Software at 800-544-3477 or by e-mail at

Keri Spehalski |

503.608.3300 | 503.608.3399Fax

Customer Profitability Management (CPM)

Hyperion, the global leader in Business Performance Management software, introduces Hyperion Profitability Management. Customers have relied on Hyperion technology to do profitability analysis for years, and now Hyperion is combining software, services and best practices to analyze and understand profitability at a granular level. Hyperion Profitability Management solves one of the most pressing problems in business today--understanding a company's most and least profitable customers, products and challenges. This solution enables analysts to understand the true cost of retaining and serving customers, determine new customer acquisition costs, as well as evaluate customer purchasing behaviors and margin contributions by product. This is the first in a long line of Business Performance Management solutions focused on select business challenges that Hyperion will offer in the coming months.

Solange Brill |

408.220.8177 | 408.220.8124Fax

Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)

Cognos is the world leader in corporate performance management software. Cognos enterprise planning, scorecarding and business intelligence solutions let companies improve and direct performance by facilitating a complete management cycle--from planning and forecasting, to measuring and monitoring performance, to reporting and analysis. Enterprise planning, where effective performance management begins, combines people, process and technology in a rich, continuous and broadly collaborative process. It provides deeper insight into likely future performance, enabling managers to spot trends, identify opportunities and affect outcomes.

Founded in 1969, Cognos employs more than 3,000 people and serves some 22,000 customers in over 135 countries. Cognos customers are involved in every industry sector including automotive, banking and insurance, energy and natural resources, government, healthcare, manufacturing and pharmaceuticals.

Delbert Krause |

613.738.1440 | 613-738-0002Fax

Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance/Internal Audit

Whether complying with regulatory guidelines such as Sarbanes-Oxley, selecting new systems, managing vendors or maintaining secure information technology, managing risk has become increasingly complex and the expectations of a company's governance and control environment have never been greater. Grant Thornton's Business Advisory Services professionals help clients strengthen and improve the effectiveness of their governance, risk management and information technology processes to improve their financial, operational and strategic performance. Founded in 1924, Grant Thornton LLP is a leading global accounting, tax and business advisory firm serving the needs of public and private clients through 50 offices in the United States, and through 392 offices in 84 countries through Grant Thornton International.


Greg Pitzer |

213.688.1757 | 213.624.3026Fax

Paisley Consulting is the leading business accountability software provider focused on integrated solutions for compliance, corporate assurance, internal auditing and risk management. The company's key products include Risk Navigator[TM], CARD[R]map, Focus Control Assurance Software[TM] and AutoAudit[R] automation software. Risk Navigator is a comprehensive risk management software solution. From Sarbanes-Oxley documentation and testing to assessing operational risks and controls, it puts everyone--auditors, risk management group, Sarbanes-Oxley team and senior management--on the same page. Focus is designed specifically for Sections 404 and 302 compliance. It documents all risks and controls, identifies gaps, tracks action plans and provides for management certification. AutoAudit is the ultimate tool for managing the audit department as a paperless work environment. It automates key aspects of the audit process, including risk assessment, scheduling, work papers and reporting. To find out why more than 30 percent of the Fortune@100 companies use Paisley Consulting solutions to meet their business accountability needs, call 320.286.5870 or email

Sam Kaye |

320.286.5870 | 320-286-6196Fax

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