With Alight’s integrated driver-based planning solution, what would take weeks in spreadsheets can take just a few hours.
Placerville, CA (PRWEB) September 13, 2011
Alight LLC, developers of the industry-leading Alight Planning financial planning and reporting software, today announced that it has entered into a partnership with Scope Systems, a global leader of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Reporting solutions to the mining and mining services industries based in Perth, Australia. The partnership between Alight and Scope Systems is designed to provide mining companies with planning and financial reporting systems that complement traditional ERP systems.
“We have seen multiple successes in Australia including implementing a budgeting and planning solution with La Mancha Resources, a Perth based exploration and mining operation,” said Ben Lamorte, Alight’s Vice President of Marketing and Sales. “This partnership will help us meet the growing demand for innovative, best-practice planning solutions in the mining industry. We’ve learned that most mining companies already have sophisticated driver-based planning models in place. However, these driver-models tend to be set up in disparate spreadsheets, resulting in a cumbersome and inefficient process. With Alight’s integrated driver-based planning solution, what would take weeks in spreadsheets can take just a few hours. We’ve been told by our mining customers that dozens of mining companies will be keen to make the move to Alight, once strong local support is established. Offering a fully-supported planning solution for mining companies in Australia represents a major step toward positioning Alight as the planning solution of choice for mining companies across the globe.”
”The partnership with Alight will round out our ERP and business intelligence offerings to the mining industry by providing a true planning tool that integrates operational planning with financial budgets and forecasts,” said Troy Morrison, Managing Director of Scope Systems. “By implementing a more robust solution that includes a tailored budgeting and forecasting software tool, managers of mid-tier mining organizations have access to a full suite of software tools to better manage their operations including advanced planning, budgeting, and forecasting activities. Importantly, these activities determine what the impact of their decisions will be on the overall performance of the organization. The agility and flexibility that comes about by planning and budgeting in this way can present a real competitive advantage.”
Today’s announcement of the partnership with Scope Systems is the first in a series of strategic undertakings for Alight as it expands its presence in the mining industry. Additional support for mining companies looking for a world-class planning solution across the globe will be announced in the coming months.
In addition to La Mancha Resources, mining companies deploying Alight include Sundance Resources, Polaris Metals, and Anglo American. For more information about Alight’s budgeting, reporting, and forecasting solution, visit http://www.AlightPlanning.com.
About Scope Systems
As a global leader in the supply of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) and Reporting solutions, Scope Systems has set the standard in helping companies to implement and manage their business processes and support the development of large-scale projects across a variety of mining and mining-related industries including exploration, drilling, extraction and contract mining.
Scope Systems was established in 1994 in Perth, Western Australia to initially service the regional mining industry. Since then, under the guidance of our management team, the company has strategically grown and expanded our product suite to be an internationally-focused supplier of business management software solutions.
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 easily deployed by Fortune 500 business units, as well as mid-market companies with limited IT resources. Alight has over 250 customers worldwide. For more information about Alight Planning, visit http://www.AlightPlanning.com or call 800-960-7717.