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deFacto 4.0 Innovation to be Showcased at Microsoft Convergence 2015 EMEA

SEPTEMBER 30, 2015

deFacto Planning Version 4.0 raises the bar even higher by adding powerful new capabilities to enable businesses to perform financial and strategic planning with even greater performance, ease, speed, usability, scalability, and cost-effectiveness.

Key New Features & Capabilities in deFacto Planning Version 4 include: 

  •     Web Interface
  •     Mobile Interface
  •     Higher Scalability
  •     Enhanced Analytical and Predictive Features
  •     Availability in the Azure Marketplace

Unique among planning solutions, deFacto Planning provides a full spectrum of real-time and forward-thinking business modeling, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, and reporting capabilities all in support of the corporate planning function.

Unmatched 100% Microsoft Foundation 
deFacto Planning is the only enterprise-quality system based 100% on Microsoft technology. It uses SQL Server’s relational and multi-dimensional database capabilities and in-memory and columnar data storage to deliver the most powerful, scalable capabilities available. It offers native integration with the entire Microsoft family of products, including Office, SharePoint, Power BI, and Azure Services, including Azure ML and Azure SQL.

Cloud-Ready, High-Powered Corporate Planning 
The latest version of deFacto Planning provides a cloud-ready SaaS solution on Microsoft Azure that gives business planners an easy and cost-effective adoption path to utilize the most powerful corporate planning solution on the market. Available in the Azure Marketplace, deFacto Planning integrates natively with Azure-based service offerings that enhance and extend deFacto’s analysis and performance capabilities.

The New Standard in Corporate Planning 
At Convergence 2015 EMEA, attendees will hear thought-leading experts and discover solutions to give their company an edge. As leading industry analysts like Gartner, 451 Research, TEC, and BPM Partners have reported, deFacto’s team of experts has created a game-changing corporate planning product that incorporates best-of-breed concepts gleaned from decades of experience developing leading products for Oracle, SAP, and Microsoft.

deFacto Planning 4.0 puts greater distance between deFacto and the older generation of corporate planning solutions that have been limited in their modeling, scaling, performance, and predictive analytical capabilities. The leap ahead in design and power of deFacto Planning is what led TEC Research to call deFacto “a player redefining the EPM market and promoting a new era of enterprise performance management.”

deFacto Planning’s innovative design and power also earned the platform an honored place among BPM Partners’ Core Vendors, just a year after being named Best New Vendor. “deFacto offers powerful real-time modeling and what-if analysis in addition to drill-down and drill-through capabilities,” said BPM Partners President and CEO Craig Schiff, adding that “deFacto is an ideal choice for customers looking for an enterprise-class, modeling-centric corporate planning solution based on Microsoft technology.”

“The new version of deFacto enhances the core capabilities that make deFacto a uniquely powerful corporate planning solution,” said deFacto CEO Bob Bedard. “Besides real-time modeling, what makes deFacto special are its scalability and comprehensive BI, performance management, data discovery, visualization, and predictive analytics in a single business planning platform.”

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