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Column5 Consulting joins EPM International to Create Expanded Global Force in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Sept. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Column5 Consulting has today announced it has joined the network of independent Performance Management consultant's known as EPM International. EPM International, a unique network of consulting organisations who focus exclusively on Financial Transformation and Enterprise Performance Management (EPM).

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The EPM International network is based upon trusted long term relationships and a track record of delivering successful cross-border projects with multi-national teams. The members have common values, shared focus on Finance and EPM and pool their intellectual capital, research, resources and methods, to increase sustainable value for their clients. EPM International's collaborative thought leadership, agile resourcing model, and deep expertise in EPM enables it to create international project teams able to deliver some of the world's largest and most challenging EPM projects.

Column5 Consulting has over 100 consultants located in London, Manila, New York, San Francisco, Chicago and Phoenix (Global Headquarters) and is one of the world's largest specialist Performance Management consultancies working with SAP's EPM solutions. EPM International has over 500 consultants focused on Business Performance Management in eight European and Middle Eastern countries including Germany, Switzerland, the Netherlands, Austria, Portugal and the United Arab Emirates. Column5 Consulting's acceptance into EPM International brings access to a wealth of additional skills, research and services to benefit Column5's existing clients in the Americas, UK and Asia.

EPM International members are highly specialized in the EPM space and share a strong and singular dedication to improving EPM processes and systems. EPM International provides a depth and breadth of capability and resources that any systems integrator would envy.

David Den Boer, Chief Executive Officer, Column5 Consulting Group, said, "We are very excited to become a part of the EPM International network. Enterprise Performance Management is an area of significant growth and growing importance for corporate Enterprises. Our membership will allow us to accelerate this growth by providing access to world leading research in Enterprise Performance Management and additional experts in EPM processes and systems and will also enable us to support EPM initiatives across the globe for the largest US, British and Asian Corporations."  

Johannes Balling, Partner at IFB and Executive Board member of EPM International commented, "EPM International is really pleased at add US, UK and Asian representation through the membership of Column5 Consulting. This turns EPM International from the leading European EPM consulting practice into a truly global EPM consulting practice. We expect to work closely with Column5 Consulting to win further significant EPM engagements in the Americas, UK and Asia and to exploit across the EPM International network the particular strengths that Column5 Consulting brings in the areas of SAP EPM, Business Planning & Consolidation and in their EPM Academy." 

About Column5 Consulting
Column5 Consulting, an SAP Gold Partner and member of EPM International, is the world's leading-edge consulting firm dedicated to providing high-value services that help customers leverage the power of SAP's Enterprise Performance Management product suite. Founded in 2005 by key players from OutlookSoft, Column5 has quickly evolved into a global team of experts who are uniquely qualified to design and deliver comprehensive EPM systems, addressing a wide range of industry and process-specific requirements. Column5's customized solutions combine proven software with unparalleled technical skills and visionary enterprise performance management process expertise to deliver prompt return on investment, long-term independence and a competitive edge for our elite list of discerning clients. Additional information is available at http://www.column5.com.

About EPM International
EPM International is the only global integrated Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting network. EPM is an umbrella term that describes all of the processes, methodologies, metrics and systems needed to measure and manage an organizations performance. The EPM International members are five leading EPM consultancies with operations in nine European, North American and Asian countries and over 600 consultants, working with many diverse companies across multiple industries including some of the world's largest multinational corporations. The members of EPM International are: Column5 Consulting Group, (USA, UK and The Philippines), Centre Consulting (Netherlands and UAE), ifb group (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, China, Luxemburg, USA), ValorGest (Portugal) and Capacent (Sweden, Norway, Finland). www.epm-international.com

For more information, press only:

Becky Wright
Global Marketing Director
Column5 Consulting Group
Phoenix, Arizona, USA.
[email protected]
+1.480.779.6983

Johannes Balling
Partner, ifb International AG
Executive Board Member EPM International
Zurich, Switzerland
[email protected]
T:  +41.44.318.70.01

Klaas van de Geest
Managing Director Centre Consulting
Executive Board Member EPM International
Utrecht, Netherlands
[email protected]
+31.6.53132666

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