Axiom EPM President to Chair 2014 Financial Planning & Analysis Innovation Summit

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Enterprise Performance Management Expert, Peri Pierone, Will Lead Best Practices Workshop and Share Techniques for Optimizing the FP&A Process

Axiom EPM, a leading provider of financial planning and performance management software for enterprises, today announced that its President, Peri Pierone, will chair the 2014 Financial Planning & Analysis Innovation Summit on September 9-10, 2014 in Boston, MA. At the event, Pierone will also facilitate an informative workshop offering best practice strategies for effective FP&A.

The workshop, “Proven Techniques for Optimizing Your Financial Planning and Analysis Process,” will detail how to adopt a driver-based model, efficiently manage rolling forecasts, embrace “what if” scenario modeling and provide more meaningful reporting and analysis to impact decision-making. Attendees will gain insights from comprehensive industry research in order to understand key industry trends and best practices that are working for leading-edge organizations today. In addition to the research, Pierone will share practical steps for improving performance management processes across an organization. Attendees will take away real-world methodologies to improve and shorten the budgeting process and be equipped to achieve better decision-making and organizational alignment that will help optimize performance at their organizations. The workshop will take place on Tuesday, September 9th at 4:15 PM EST.

“Today's dynamic market environment requires that businesses embrace more agile budgeting and forecasting processes, as well as closely analyze how different assumptions affect future financial performance,” said Pierone. “These are common goals for finance professionals and a challenging feat. I’m looking forward to sharing proven strategies for more effective financial planning and analysis that will support my industry peers as they look to positively impact the bottom line at their organizations.”

Pierone guides the overall company strategy and cross-functional operational leadership for Axiom EPM. An in-demand thought leader, he has over 25 years of financial and performance management experience, largely within the context of enterprise software, Pierone has been published in various industry publications, including the Journal of Performance Management.

The Financial Planning & Analysis Innovation Summit brings together the largest gathering of finance executives leading FP&A initiatives, offering unique insight into the innovations that are driving success in their companies. Featuring case studies, expert presentations and interactive workshops, the event focuses on financial leadership, the interplay between finance and strategy and performance benchmarking and measurement.

About Axiom EPM
Axiom EPM provides sophisticated, flexible performance management solutions that empower finance professionals to analyze results, model the future and optimize organizational decision making. Solutions for budgeting & forecasting, reporting & analytics, strategy management, consolidations, capital planning, profitability & cost management are delivered on a single unified platform. Axiom EPM embraces and extends Microsoft Excel® functionality, allowing finance professionals to manage data in a familiar environment – while providing unmatched modeling flexibility and enterprise performance. Axiom EPM is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kaufman Hall. For more information, visit

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