Alight Planning Lands in UK, Expands Support in Europe

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Alight and Management Information Systems Partner to Meet Growing Demand for Rolling Forecast and Agile Planning Solutions in United Kingdom

Management Information Systems has a strong track record in Business Intelligence, which enables management to see historical trends, but with Alight, we now have the ability to quickly and dramatically improve planning processes.

Alight LLC, developers of the industry-leading Alight Planning financial planning and rolling forecast software, today announced that Management Information Systems Limited will be Alight’s primary distributor to serve the UK Market. The announcement will be made in London at the IE Group Financial Planning and Forecasting Summit pre-conference workshop June 1 at Jumeirah Carlton Tower where Alight will be the Global Sponsor. The workshop features a joint presentation with Rand Heer, Alight CEO and founder and architect of the original Pillar software, and Adrian Smythe, President of Management Information Systems.

“The demand for better planning solutions is on the rise in Europe,” Heer said. “In the last couple years, we’ve seen planning move from a ‘nice-to-have’ to a ‘necessity’ that is of critical importance at both the CFO and CEO level. I’m so pleased that Alight now has an official presence in the UK going forward. This partnership is a key step toward meeting the increased demand for improved planning systems we’re seeing worldwide. In addition to streamlining and simplifying the annual budget process, management is demanding improved reporting and updated forecasts that enable continuous insight throughout the year. This partnership will uniquely position Alight in the UK as the preferred solution for Agile Planning and Rolling Forecasts. Agile Planning is the latest buzzword in the FP&A space; it enables management to get answers to their questions in real time and leads to better decision making.”

Adrian Smythe, Financial Planning and Business Intelligence Sales at Management Information Systems, will be presenting with Heer to kickoff the conference, “I first learned of Alight at the IE Group Financial Forecasting Summit in London a year ago. I am so pleased to now be Alight’s distributor in the UK where there is a tremendous demand for cutting-edge planning solutions that focus on planning in addition to business intelligence. Management Information Systems has a strong track record in Business Intelligence, which enables management to see historical trends, but with Alight, we now have the ability to quickly and dramatically improve planning processes. Right from the start, I could see Rand Heer and the Alight team are pioneering the agile planning movement just in time to meet the growing demand for rolling forecasts in today’s dynamic marketplace. I am honored to be part of the first-ever presentation of Agile PlanningTM in Europe”

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About Management Information Systems Limited
Management Information Systems enables rapid and effective business reporting, decision and planning. Adrian Smythe, Director, Management Information Systems Limited, has been advising and selling business intelligence, planning and consolidation solutions for the past decade, following a number of years as an army intelligence officer. Adrian has extensive experience with planning and consolidation solutions from the largest EPM vendors, and Management Information Systems Limited is the Alight Planning distributor in the UK.

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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