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Akili Becomes Authorized OneStream Software Implementer

DALLAS, TEXAS – Akili Inc. announced that it has become an authorized OneStream Software partner in North America. The new partnership combines Akili’s deep industry and domain expertise in delivering EPM solutions with OneStream’s proven SmartCPMTM platform and solutions to help companies transform their financial consolidation, reporting, planning and analysis processes.

OneStream Software provides a revolutionary CPM platform that unifies and simplifies financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics, and financial data quality for sophisticated organizations. Deployed in the cloud or on-premise, OneStream XF is the first and only solution that delivers corporate standards and controls, with the flexibility for business units to report and plan at additional levels of detail without impacting corporate standards – all through a single application.

“OneStream adds to our growing capability to provide EPM solutions to our clients that now include Financial Planning and Consolidations, Sales Planning and Supply Chain Planning,” said Akili Chief Executive Officer Shiek Shah. “They’ve already demonstrated a tremendous track record in converting clients from legacy financial planning solutions to OneStream and we hope to continue to add to their success.”

Craig Colby, OneStream Chief Revenue Officer, said: “We are excited to see Akili come on board as a OneStream partner. Their expertise in the EPM space combined with OneStream’s modern platform, which can easily be extended with over 50 additional solutions from our MarketPlace, will streamline financial processes for their customers. Akili now has a new tool box to offer faster time to value and more customer agility. By reducing the technical complexity of business changes, their customers will be able to spend more time on value added analysis to drive the business forward.”

About OneStream Software

OneStream Software provides a modern Corporate Performance Management solution that unifies and simplifies financial consolidation, planning, reporting, analytics and financial data quality for sophisticated organizations. Deployed in the cloud or on-premise, OneStream XF is one of the first and only solutions that delivers corporate standards and controls, with the flexibility for business units to report and plan at additional levels of detail without impacting corporate standards – all through a single application.

The OneStream XF MarketPlace features downloadable solutions that allow customers to easily extend the value of their CPM platform to quickly meet the changing needs of finance and operations. OneStream was named to the 2018 Deloitte Fast 500 ranking in North America

About Akili

Akili (pronounced (uh • kē’ • lē) meaning “knowledge” in Swahili) is a business management and technology consulting firm founded in 1992. Our core purpose is to improve the business performance of our clients through the application of technology, people, and process.

Akili delivers solutions for Global 2000 companies and is focused on Industry solutions for Oil & Gas, Manufacturing, Financial Services, Retail, Hi-Tech, Hospitality, Consumer Packaged Goods, Construction, and Telecom, among others. Akili’s consultants have functional expertise in the areas of Enterprise Performance Management, Analytics, and Business Process Management.  Akili’s technical expertise includes project and program management, solution architecture, technical architecture, application configuration, data management, and integration. Whether clients are looking for an on premise solution or a cloud based solution, Akili can deliver the best combination of technology and consulting to ensure our client’s business objectives are met.

Akili is headquartered in Dallas, TX, with locations in Houston, TX, Atlanta, GA and Denver, CO.  Our clients span the continental U.S. For more information on Akili’s solutions and services, please visit or email

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Akili Joins Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association

Akili Inc., an Oil & Gas industry focused IT consulting firm,  recently joined the Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association, which defines and creates standards to help oil and gas companies manage exploration and production data.

As a member of PPDM, Akili is committed to leveraging the world’s leading petroleum data model by incorporating the oil and gas data management standards that PPDM has built around business rules and best practices into their client’s projects.

“The lack of data management, integration, and low thresholds of data has prevented O&G companies from making the best possible decisions,” said Akili’s BI Practice leader, Kyle Johnstone.  “By leveraging PPDM to create a higher degree of system harmonization and centralized reporting through a trusted source, Oil & Gas companies are enabled to operate more efficiently and increase profitability.  Ultimately the data integration will allow them to be more strategic in how they approach future challenges.”

Through the PPDM Association, petroleum data experts gather together worldwide in a collaborative, round table approach to engineer business driven, pragmatic data management standards that meet industry needs.  Key standards include the Public Petroleum Data Model, What is a Well, Well Status and Classification, Well Identification best practices, data rules and more.

Akili’s PPDM membership enhances its oil and gas knowledge through tools and knowledge in the field of oil and gas data management standards, best practices, and education.

About Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association

The Professional Petroleum Data Management (PPDM) Association is a global, not-for-profit society within the petroleum industry that provides leadership for the professionalization of petroleum data management through the development and dissemination of best practices and standards, education programs, certification programs and professional development opportunities. For 22 years, PPDM has represented and supported the needs of operating companies, regulators, software vendors, data vendors, consulting companies and management professionals around the globe.

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Akili to speak at the Houston Data Management Symposium

Akili’s Business Intelligence Director, Kyle Johnstone, will speak Tuesday, March 25 at the Professional Petroleum Data Management Association’s 2014 Data Management Symposium.

Kyle Johnstone
Kyle Johnstone

Johnstone’s presentation is titled “Data Integration Approach to Oil & Gas Legacy Systems with the PPDM Model” and will cover the key components of a data integration framework for Oil & Gas legacy systems which includes:

  • Information Architecture
  • Processes
  • Standards
  • Tools
  • Human Resources

Real case studies will be leveraged to highlight the implementation approach.  This presentation will also highlight challenges that can be addressed early on such as:  Different definitions of data between systems, dealing with long established processes that may need to change, and the proper ways to communicate expectations to the enterprise.

Key Learning Points:

  1. Understand the approach to O&G data integration leveraging PPDM
  2. Understand and plan for challenges for data integration
  3. Identify and describe the key components of a robust data integration strategy

If you are interested in learning more about this conference, download the full agenda below.


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Why Business Intelligence Makes Sense for Midsize Companies

Following the Road Map to Success An SAP Thought Leadership whitepaper

Business Intelligence – also referred to as decision support – allows you to better understand, analyze, and even predict what’s occurring within your company.

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The Integrated Information Management Infrastructure

SAP Thought Leadership for Enterprise Information Management

The business value of the best-of-suite approach. Emphasizing functionality, best-of-breed solution vendors often overlook how their applications fit into their customers’ overall IT landscape. A data management solution that requires a high level of customization to fit into your IT landscape leads to a costly implementation. It also causes IT architecture problems down the line because as your IT landscape changes, you need to make modifications to the data management solution in question.

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Arm Your Front Lines with Analytics

Empower Your People to Achieve Remarkable Results with Business Analytics Solutions

An SAP Business Analytics Solution Brief

Business analytics solutions from SAP enable you to empower individuals, teams, and business networks to go beyond ordinary achievements. These holistic solutions provide profound business knowledge, the ability to anticipate change, and the vision to uncover new opportunities, so people can make the best decisions and achieve remarkable results.


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Oil and Gas Dashboard for Finance

Get real-time, actionable insights into your financial data from enterprise data systems such as SAP BPC in a single, organized dashboard solution.

Get summarized information on important organizational metrics such as production, cash flow and exploration costs. Review actuals and forecasted capital spending, revenues and expenses. Access the dashboard with your iPad for analytics on the go, anytime, anywhere.

OIl and Gas Financial Dashboard

(Launch Mobile Enabled Dashboard from your mobile device with button below).

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Benefits & Value:

  • Leverage existing investments in SAP BPC / BW infrastructure allowing a rapid development lifecycle.
  • Connect directly to your company metrics defined on your enterprise data warehouse systems.
  • Security and user access to data can be secured using the SAP BusinessObjects BI 4.x platform.
  • Take action immediately on insights using the SAP BusinessObjects Mobile app or the SAP BI LaunchPad.

Common issues addressed:

  • High effort in development of reports for executives.
  • Accurate and timeliness of information.
  • Clarity and ease of taking action on insights.


  • Mobile compatible dashboard for Business leaders and Financial executives.
  • Connectivity to enterprise data sources such as SAP BPC/BW.
  • Documentation
  • Training Plan
  • Data Strategy
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SAP BusinessObjects EDGE for Business Analytics

A Comprehensive Solution to Analyze Your Business End-to-End

Growing organizations like yours can take advantage of the extensive functionality for business intelligence in SAP® BusinessObjects™ Edge.

 An intuitive Web interface provides access to flexible ad hoc reporting, robust query and analysis, and information-rich dashboards, enabling fast, flexible decision making. Your employees gain convenient “live” access to company information by leveraging the tools they use every day. Packaged for rapid deployment, SAP BusinessObjects Edge enables your organization to get up and running quickly so that you can empower your employees and decision makers with greater information insight.

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Akili’s Upstream Oil & Gas Data Conversion Solution

Are you prepared for the Data Migration Challenge?

Akili has developed Pre-configured Migration Content to Support the Entire Data Migration Process for an ERP Program

  • Data extraction: SAP BusinessObjects Data Services tool helps to connect to most known legacy systems to extract legacy data (master & transaction).
  • Data mapping: Data mapping and restructuring functionality supports all the major master data business objects required to configure SAP Business All-in-One as the target system.
  • Data validation: Contains predefi ned content for business logic validation and data quality improvement. Dashboards to identify and visualize data errors early in the process.
  • Data load: Contains program to activate the Idoc’s needed for the data migration process.
  • Reconcile data: Right data to support the business process.

Benefits Achieved

  • Poor quality master data unable to support core business processes.
  • Lack of quality data can make new system unusable.
  • Return on investment is at risk if implementation is delayed.
  • Surprises early in a project can be managed – surprises late in a project are a huge problem.
  • Inability to track and manage the project can cause “surprises” late in the project.

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