DM Review survey ranks Systems Union among Top 50 most recognized vendors in Business Intelligence
MIAMI, Florida – Tuesday, November 9, 2004: Systems Union Inc., a global financial and performance management solution provider, has been awarded a ranking within the 2004 DM Review 100 survey. The survey constitutes the top 100 companies in the business intelligence space as determined by DM Review readers. Systems Union's ranking, listed under SunSystems, appears within the top half of the respected list.
“The ranking of SunSystems, and more specifically Systems Union, as a leading business intelligence solution vendor speaks to the strengths and depth of our solutions,” stated Kelvin Holbrook, CFO Americas, Systems Union Inc. “Through our acquisitions of MIS AG and Lasata software, we are delivering an unprecedented business intelligence offering to the global marketplace. What’s more, with the recent introduction of SunSystems exfm, we are setting the standard for performance management in the global mid-market.”
Mid-Market Performance Management Needed
Today, the finance function in every organization is under increased pressure to perform, with an increased focus on transparency, consistency and timeliness. As a result of the shift of emphasis from transactional activities to performance management – combined with corporate governance issues and the requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley, IFRS and more – CFOs are looking for even greater performance from their financial management software solutions.
SunSystems exfm (extended financial management) is targeted at mid-market companies worldwide giving them a comprehensive spectrum of sophisticated functionality that was previously available only to large enterprises at a high cost. With SunSystems exfm, organizations will be able to improve the efficiency of their financial processes, analyze financial data in real-time to better understand how the business is performing and alleviate the pain of budgeting and forecasting activities.
DM Review Survey
The DM Review 100 is determined based on the results of a product usage and vendor rating survey of our readers conducted over the web by The Gantry Group LLC. Survey respondents were presented with a questionnaire that examined more than 225 vendors in nine product categories. Respondents were asked to rank on a scale of 1 to 4 (1 = poor, 4 = excellent) each vendor whose products are in use in their organizations in each of the nine categories. Respondents were also asked to rank each vendor for overall customer service and satisfaction.
Systems Union’s introduction of SunSystems exfm is the main reason for the company achieving this excellent position on the chart. SunSystems exfm is an innovative financial and performance management solution that incorporates advanced analytics and business intelligence tools to help companies achieve greater transparency, more effective metrics and integrated financial and operational planning.
SunSystems is a key product range of the Systems Union Group plc, which is quoted on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. The company is one of the largest business software houses in the world, with 45 offices and channel partners in 73 countries serving customer sites around the globe.
Products within the SunSystems range are available in 30 languages with over 18,000 customer sites in some 194 countries. The software solutions are used extensively by multinationals, whose offices worldwide require an international product with global support infrastructure.
Customers include 45 of the 50 largest corporations in the world, 75 of the FTSE100, one quarter of the Fortune 500, and leading names such as Hilton International, Pfizer, MetLife and BP.
Systems Union Inc.
Systems Union “Powers Business Decisions” through integrated financial and performance management solutions. Systems Union’s unique focus on financial and BI technology has helped the company evolve into a market leader in Corporate and Business Performance Management. Today, Systems Union is the only vendor that can deliver an end-to-end performance management solution from one vendor globally.
For more information:
Doug Shirra, Director of Marketing, Americas, Systems Union Inc.
416-644-5555 [email protected]