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Column5 featured for automating the financial reporting processes at Allergan using SAP® BusinessObjects™ Planning and Consolidation

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Allergan is an excellent example of a business that combined its internal expertise with the right implementation partner, Column5, to create the most direct path to business benefits and project ROI.

Column5 Consulting, a global leader in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting, today announced that it will be featured in the July-Aug-Sept edition of insiderPROFILES magazine. The article will profile Column5’s project with healthcare products maker Allergan.

The story highlights how Column5 was able to speed up Allergan’s monthly financial closing process, while providing executives with more detailed and timely financial reports. Two years ago, Allergan selected to implement the SAP® BusinessObjects™ Planning and Consolidation application to automate its data collection and consolidation processes, and expedite the financial closing process. They chose consulting firm Column5 to help with the data migration and application deployment. Column5 provided implementation guidance and managed the extensive testing that was done leading up to the go-live deployment.

Benefits reported by Allergan include a faster close process, fresher and more granular data, easy comparison to planning data, and more self-sufficient users running their own reports.

According to Lauren Bonneau, Managing Editor at insiderPROFILES, “Allergan is an excellent example of a business that combined its internal expertise with the right implementation partner, Column5, to create the most direct path to business benefits and project ROI — and their success story provides a valuable benchmarking opportunity for other companies that may be considering a similar implementation.”

Column5 Consulting is a leading provider of Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting services, helping finance and operational managers plan and manage their businesses. Using SAP’s market leading suite of products, Column5 develops planning, budgeting, reporting, consolidation, analytic, and other management applications for their clients.

About Column5 Consulting: Column5 is an SAP channel and services partner supporting the SAP BusinessObjects enterprise performance management (EPM) portfolio of solutions, including the SAP BusinessObjects Planning and Consolidation, SAP BusinessObjects Profitability and Cost Management and SAP BusinessObjects Strategy Management applications, and SAP BusinessObjects business intelligence (BI) solutions. Column5 has helped over 400 organizations worldwide leverage these solutions to improve how they plan and manage their businesses. More information is available at http://www.column5.com or email info(at)column5(dot)com.

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