Alight Planning Reports Record Growth in 2010

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Company Accomplishes Major Milestones in Customer Growth, Product Releases, and Industry Awards

Notable new customers in 2010 included British Telecommunications, Indiana Wesleyan University, University of California Education Abroad Program, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Alight LLC, developers of the industry-leading Alight Planning financial planning and reporting software, today announced that 2010 was the strongest year in the company's history. The company posted record revenues, significantly growing its customer base. Alight also released Alight Planning Version 6, a major product release, and received numerous industry awards.

Customer Growth
In 2010, Alight’s Enterprise software sales grew over 40% compared to 2009. In cases where customer objectives included forecasting in addition to budgeting, Alight’s win rate was 75%, helping Alight increase its customer base to over 200 clients. New Alight Planning customers range from small companies to Fortune 1000 organizations representing virtually all industries. Notable new customers in 2010 included British Telecommunications, Indiana Wesleyan University, University of California Education Abroad Program, and Sierra Nevada Brewing Company.

Product Enhancements
In 2010, the company launched Alight Enterprise Version 6 featuring customizable end-user interfaces and modeling improvements for building formulas and automating the model replication process. In addition, Alight announced the launch of the Alight Report Writer which enables formatted report books to be exported directly to PDF and Excel for distribution and printing. Said Ben Lamorte, Alight’s Vice President of Marketing & Sales: “With the release of Version 6, Alight now leads the pack in delivering the most flexible end-user experience including customization of control panel choices, setting security at the dimension member level, and specifying the level of user interaction with allowed data sets.”

Recognition and Awards
In 2010, Alight received numerous awards including the Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Award for Business Analytics and Performance Management in conjunction with Pittsburgh Mercy Health Systems. The company was also voted number one in Overall Customer Satisfaction Ratings in the BPM Partners 2010 Beyond the Hype Survey, and was recognized by Capterra as the Most Reviewed Vendor in the Budgeting Software category. Said Rand Heer, Alight’s CEO: “The Ventana Leadership Award recognizing Pittsburgh Mercy’s implementation of Agile Planning techniques for rolling forecasts is especially gratifying. It demonstrates that large organizations can re-invent themselves and achieve substantial savings through replacing spreadsheets with planning software packages like Alight Planning.”

About Alight LLC
Alight LLC’s Alight Planning is a true driver-based financial planning and reporting software package that automates complex business modeling for more accurate strategic plans, revenue projections, budgets and rolling forecasts. Its unique architectures and easy-to-use interfaces provide finance staff the power they need to build complex driver-based planning models, while delivering traditional budgeting and planning structures such as line item detail, integrated financial statements and multiple-user security. Cost-effective and IT-independent, Alight Planning is affordable and easily deployed by Fortune 500 business units, as well as midmarket companies with limited IT resources. Alight has over 200 customers including Kaiser Permanente, Pittsburgh Mercy, the Swan and Dolphin Resort at Disney World and Verizon Wireless. For more information about Alight Planning, visit or call 800-960-7717.

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