Knight Frank Improves HR Planning Practices with Clarity Systems



    Leading global property consultancy implements corporate performance
    management software for short and long term ROI

    LONDON, UK, March 27 /CNW/ - Clarity Systems, a leader in corporate
performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced that Knight Frank LLP
("Knight Frank"), the leading independent global commercial and residential
property consultancy, has deployed Clarity 6 software. Knight Frank is rolling
out Clarity 6 to over 300 users as a single integrated solution for
forecasting and planning.
    Knight Frank originally selected Clarity Systems following an extensive
review process that evaluated multiple CPM systems. Knight Frank chose to
deploy Clarity 6 after determining that the solution was uniquely able to
integrate with its existing Essbase reporting application and deal with its HR
planning issues in a user friendly package. It also recognized the scope for
expanding the solution to encompass a wide range of management and group
reporting needs.
    Prior to implementing Clarity 6, Knight Frank was using an Excel based
system as its planning tool, which required significant manual intervention
and did not provide senior management with timely access to financial planning
data. With this system, it was unable to maintain consistent information and
control the planning process.
    "Clarity Systems has helped our department managers achieve true
ownership of their budgets and forecasts and allowed our finance team to focus
on analysis rather than preparation of information," said Rupert Hickman,
Group Accountant, Knight Frank. "With Clarity 6, all relevant finance and
management staff have real time access to planning information with in-depth
analysis. It allows us to manage our resources for improved and more efficient
decision-making."
    Since deploying Clarity 6, Knight Frank has transformed its planning
processes, providing the company with a strong return on investment from the
initial implementation.
    "Clarity Systems' goal is to move clients to benefits realization as
quickly as possible," said Paul Houghton, UK Sales Director, Clarity Systems.
"By providing a unified solution for financial consolidations, budgeting,
reporting and business intelligence, Knight Frank could identify not only the
short term benefits for its planning, but also the long term benefits of
expanding its application across the organization with minimal additional
development cost. The initial and long term return on investment will be
substantial."
    Knight Frank plans to deploy Clarity 6 across the organization and will
be implementing further management and group reporting in the near future.

    About Knight Frank
    Knight Frank LLP is the leading independent global property consultancy.
Headquartered in London, Knight Frank and its New York-based global partner
Newmark Knight Frank operate from over 165 offices, in 36 countries, in six
continents. For further information about the Company, please visit
www.knightfrank.com

    About Clarity Systems
    Clarity Systems delivers superior CPM software solutions, training,
consulting, and advisory services for financial budgeting, planning,
reporting, consolidation, and analytics to a large client base across North
America and the United Kingdom. With a rich feature set, Clarity 6 is a
unified application that offers the flexibility, security, and control needed
to meet compliance requirements, make more informed business decisions, and
ensure better corporate responsibility. As a Branham 300 top 100 IT company,
Clarity Systems continues to experience a large growth in revenue, expand its
client base, and lead the industry as the CPM solutions' specialist. For more
information on Clarity, please visit our website at www.claritysystems.com or
call us at 1-877-410-5070.





For further information:

For further information: Joanna Bonos, Communications Specialist,
Clarity Systems Limited, (416) 250-5500 ext. 250, Toll free: 1-877-410-5070
ext. 250, pr@claritysystems.com; Olivia Gallimore, PR Manager, Knight Frank
LLP, +44 (0)20 7861 1035, olivia.gallimore@knightfrank.com

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