(*) Firm records largest attendance ever, with customers sharing
knowledge of their Clarity 6 Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and
Clarity FSR(TM) Unified Financial Governance implementations
(*)Keynote Speakers Neil Chandler of Gartner and Zachary Karabell of
River Twice Research highlight stellar lineup
ORLANDO, FL, May 18 /CNW/ - Clarity Systems began three days of keynote
presentations, customer-presented case studies, new product demonstrations and
partner workshops today at Vision:09 - Clarity's worldwide annual users'
conference at The Walt Disney World Swan Resort, in Orlando, Florida. In
opening the conference, Mark Nashman, President & CTO of Clarity, thanked
customers for making Clarity a success and expanded on how Clarity will remain
a valued partner.
"Companies across the globe are facing numerous challenges in governing
their financial operations within the context of multiplying business risks
and reporting dictates," said Nashman, "and with Clarity's solutions, we will
continue to help our customers make informed business decisions while
complying with all manner of external, regulatory and social responsibility
Knowledgeable Speakers Highlight Program
Gartner research director Neil Chandler followed Nashman with a keynote
address that examined how companies could use CPM applications to better
understand where costs reside in their businesses and what drives their
profitability. Expanding on this topic, Chandler tied the effects of changes
in those drivers and other performance metrics on strategic corporate goals.
Chandler, who focuses his research on CPM and business intelligence (BI)
strategies and solutions, is based in the London UK Gartner office.
Day 1 was also highlighted by a Special Address by Karl Leigh, Director
of BI Partner Strategy & Business Development for Microsoft, on the
integration of best-of-breed applications into Microsoft's technology
platforms, which result in rich information management solutions that gives
businesses the information they need to make informed decisions in these
turbulent times. He noted that Clarity's solutions leverage existing Microsoft
technologies in unique and powerful ways, with the two firms working closely
Attendees from the Office of Finance across multiple industries are
attending customer-led presentations on varied topics over two days,
culminating in a closing keynote by Zachary Karabell, president of River Twice
Research and noted media commentator on all matters financial, on Tuesday May
19. Karabell will offer a roadmap for navigating the current economic
difficulties and provide insight into winners and losers emerging from the
tectonic business shifts shaking the world.
New Versions of Best-Selling Products Introduced
Vision:09 also saw Clarity demonstrating Clarity FSR(TM) 6.5
Clarity 6.5 (http://www.claritysystems.com/News/20090507CSRC6.5.aspx). The
ability of Clarity 6.5 to generate tens of thousands of financial reports per
hour; an improved graphical user interface and new, powerful data
visualization tools will be 'test driven' by attendees, as will the industry's
only unified financial governance solution - Clarity FSR 6.5.
Clarity Systems delivers software solutions to the Office of Finance. The
company's software helps organisations around the world improve their
budgeting, planning, consolidations, scorecarding and management reporting
processes, and also automates the external reporting processes required to
produce regulatory and statutory reports. Clarity's unified applications help
CFOs reduce risk while simultaneously improving operational efficiency. For
more information, please visit Clarity's website at www.claritysystems.com or
call 44 (0) 2031784038 in the UK or 1-877-410-5070 in North America.
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For further information: on Clarity Systems, please contact: Dave
Paolini, Communications Manager, Clarity Systems Limited, (647) 242-1184,