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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 www.akili.com or email info@akili.com.

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Webinar Replay: How to Navigate SAP BPC’s Changing Solution Roadmap – BPC 11 Announcement

Join Akili February 28 at 10am CST for a live demo on SAP's BPC v11

Are you looking for a new planning solution and considering SAP Business Planning and Consolidations (BPC) solution? Are you an existing BPC User considering your upgrade options?

If so, you have probably heard that SAP recently introduced BPC V11. BPC V11 is a significant step in the evolution of SAP's cornerstone Enterprise Performance Management solution. This solution runs on BW4/HANA to leverage the new simplified structures, streamlined data modeling, and enhanced performance capabilities. This is a great opportunity to learn more about this exciting new solution from SAP.

Watch our BPC 11 webinar to learn about:

  • BPC new features and capabilities
  • What is BW4/HANA and why is it important to BPC 11
  • Upgrade options based upon SAP current roadmap

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Solar Energy company uses Anaplan for Financial Consolidations

Solar Energy company uses Anaplan for Financial Consolidations, reducing month-end and quarter-end consolidations processes from 10 days to 5 days.

Client Profile

Location: San Francisco, CA
Industry: Energy Renewables & Environment
Products and Services: Solar Energy, Solar Service, Clean energy
Revenue: $305 Million
Employees: 1001-5000
Solution: Anaplan
Implementation Partner: Akili

Situation and Challenges

  • Client needed a fully functioning consolidations model to replace its previous excel solution.
  • The previous consolidations process was manually intensive and difficult to scale.
  • Intricate income statement mapping caused complex reporting challenges.

Project Objective

  • Create a consolidations model that would allow for a more efficient month-end process and provide dynamic visibility for senior management.

Implementation Highlights

  • Akili worked closely with the client’s accounting team to ensure a complete understanding of its financial consolidations process.
  • Daily touch points with the client’s subject matter experts allowed for transparency and understanding of the model design.
  • Client had all (100%) of the data extracts from source systems prior to the start of the project.
  • Aggressive five-week project timeline was completed on time, including client training.

Solution Benefits

  • All consolidation journal entries were moved to Anaplan online for complete visibility across the organization rather than having them staggered throughout multiple excel files.
  • The month-end and quarter-end consolidations processes were reduced from 10 days to 5 days.

Why Akili/Anaplan

  • Akili has extensive experience implementing consolidations solutions across multiple industries.
  • Akili was chosen because of its strong track record with Anaplan implementations at scale
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Anaplan for Sales & Operations Planning

Learn more about Anaplan for Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP)

Unlike traditional fragmented solutions, Anaplan Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) unites all your sub-planning processes, including demand planning, supply planning, demand and supply balancing, and financial review, so that you can collaborate with other departments on a single source of truth. With Anaplan, you can gain consensus quickly and continuously refine your plans, as one change instantaneously ripples through all your demand and supply interconnections. The closed-loop S&OP process lets you keep up with fast-moving demand and the chaos of fragmented supply chains. Get the real-time visibility you need to rapidly course correct and align cross-functional resources to improve your revenues, margin, and operating performance. With Anaplan, you can embrace the chaos and use it to your advantage.

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  • Real-Time “what-if” analysis
  • Consensus-driven flow
  • Planning and execution alignment
  • Demand planning
  • Supply planningLearn more 5

 

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Streamline Your Dynamic Planning Process Across Both Finance & Operations

AXIP Energy Services and Akili speak at the SAP-Centric Financials Conference at the Hyatt Regency in Dallas, TX  Feb. 21-22, 2017

Speakers:
Nagesh Thukral – Senior Director of Finance & Treasury, AXIP Energy Services
Josh Fadley – SAP Practice Director, Akili Inc.

Reporting at AXIP Energy was done completely in Excel. 40 tabs with over 100 named ranges provided limited visibility to our financial information, in turn creating inaccurate budgets and reports. Through AXIP’s implementation of BPC, Akili was able to help AXIP simplify and automate their planning process. AXIP implemented headcount and benefits planning based on drivers so the dollar amount is calculated automatically based on benefit % and number of heads. This has given AXIP complete insight to be a value adding department that provides recommendations that will achieve operational and financial success.

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How Anaplan Simplified the Monthly Capital Spend Forecasting Process at Tribune Media

Akili customer Tribune Media shares their Financial Planning and Analysis success story

With Anaplan for Finance you can plan, forecast, consolidate, analyze, and report – at scale and across your entire enterprise, with less effort, and more accuracy. Anaplan takes you beyond basic budgeting—linking advanced drivers and models to operational and financial plans across Finance, Sales, Operations, and HR.

Finance Anaplan

Learn more about how Anaplan can help you build financial plans and orchestrate performance with speed, precision, and true collaboration.

View the Slideshare below to see how Tribune Media used Anaplan to simplify their capital spending monthly forecasting process.

To find out more about how Akili can help you realize the benefits of the Anaplan platform, please contact us at info@akili.com

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DISH Network Supply Chain Success Story: A Journey to Collaborative Planning

Akili customer DISH Network shares their Supply Chain Success Story

As the market for digital television became increasingly saturated and competition for customers intensified, companies such as DISH Network moved to a technology-driven business model that would enable an agile supply chain. Partnering with Anaplan, DISH re-engineered its supply chain to meet growth objectives and satisfy consumer demand for an ever-greater variety of products and services.

Anaplan offers a solution that can reduce end-to-end supply chain costs and profitably align your supply chain to market opportunities.

Anaplan Supply Chain

View the Slideshare presentation below on how DISH Network is planning to boost profits and reduce the cost of holding inventory by eliminating manual, spreadsheet-driven processes.

Contact Akili for additional information about Anaplan’s Supply Chain capabilities for your company at info@akili.com