April 24, 2007
Southwest Airlines Selects Clarity Systems to Optimize Corporate Performance Management
TORONTO, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- Clarity Systems, a leader in corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, announced today that Southwest Airlines has selected Clarity 6 software as a single integrated solution for corporate planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting. After evaluating leading corporate performance management software vendors, Southwest Airlines ultimately partnered with Clarity Systems because of its Excel friendly environment and their desire for a web-based, single suite of integrated solutions that will leverage their existing Hyperion Essbase investment and streamline their data entry and consolidation processes. (LOGO: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061205/CLARITYLOGO)
"With operating revenues of over 9 Billion dollars in a fast paced, highly competitive industry, we needed a better financial solution to control and integrate our current Excel based financial planning and reporting models," said Spencer Van Ness, Senior Director Financial Planning, Southwest Airlines. "Clarity Systems did a superb job at demonstrating their ability to work with our current operational and data structures. From baseline financial forecasting, to what-if analysis, and ad-hoc reporting, Clarity Systems' flexibility stood out in satisfying all of our business requirements.""Clarity Systems looks forward to growing our relationship with Southwest Airlines," said Frank Pizzolato, CEO, Clarity Systems. "A leading Fortune 500 customer like Southwest Airlines demands a performance management solution with a proven track record in serving the needs of large, profitable organizations. In providing the industry's only unified CPM solution, we're pleased to help Southwest Airlines realize their performance management initiatives and help them meet the growing demands of their business."
About Southwest Airlines
Southwest Airlines , the nation's largest carrier in terms of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 63 cities in 32 states. Its 64th city, San Francisco, will open in early fall 2007. Based in Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has more than 32,000 employees system wide.
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 http://www.claritysystems.com/ or call us at 1-877-410-5070.
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Clarity Systems Limited
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