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Trustmark Insurance implemented the full suite of modules for the Longview Performance Management application – Financial Consolidation, Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting, Statutory Tax, Reporting – to automate and streamline financial management processes across 8 business units and numerous support functions spanning 19 different legal entities. The Longview application makes it easier for financial and actuarial staff, as well as company executives, to be more proactive about understanding, monitoring and managing the thousands of drivers that influence their business.

Plan

Tribal Group implemented the Longview Performance Management application to replace its legacy spreadsheet-based financial management processes with a single, automated system for consolidation, budgeting and forecasting that significantly reduces the time, effort and errors previously associated with these processes, while enabling finance staff to focus on higher-value analytical activities. The ability to interrogate data quickly and easily has enabled Tribal to better meet the needs of its Board for reliable decision-support information.

Plan

For nearly ten years, leading property and casualty insurance providers, RSA, has been using Longview Consolidation and Longview Planning to automate and streamline financial management processes to improve its financial and operational performance. The Longview applications allow regional departments to abandon manual and time consuming processes so they can dedicate more time to interpreting key financial information and packaging it to give decision-makers better insight.

Plan

To accelerate its revenue forecasting cycle, improve the quality of the results and eliminate a myriad of problems associated with using a variety of disparate legacy systems, WEC implemented a single instance of Longview Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting for use across its multiple business units. Analysts are now better able to prepare budget and revenue forecasts and meet requests from business units, executives and energy regulatory auditors that demand comprehensive and accurate business data to support rate increases.

Plan

The Edinburgh Woollen Mill Group implemented the Longview Performance Management application to replace a cumbersome, time-consuming and error-prone budgeting and planning process based on spreadsheets, with an automated system that accelerates the budgeting process, leaving more time for finance staff to analyse and understand their financial data. By fully integrating store-level planning input with input from head office, Longview makes it easy for EWM to project a consolidated view of its business and where it’s heading.

Plan

The Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport implemented the Longview Performance Management application to replace a labor-intensive process, involving complicated spreadsheets and an antiquated system, with a single, integrated process. Improved expense and revenue allocations and better interim reporting give DFW full visibility into all aspects of their budgeting and forecasting process, enabling important business decisions to be made earlier and eliminating year-end surprises.

Plan

Vermont-based solid waste services company, Casella Waste Systems, Inc., implemented Longview Solutions’ performance management application to transform its spreadsheet-based budgeting and forecasting system into a highly efficient, automated process. Significant improvements in data collection and consolidation, cycle time and the ability to model and save different financial scenarios combined to reduce the process burden on key staff, while providing senior management with timely and actionable business decision support information.

Plan

24 Hour Fitness implemented Longview Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting to better understand, analyze and manage business drivers and make it easier to generate meaningful plans and budgets encompassing more than 400 fitness clubs throughout the US and in Asia. With Longview, analysts can now respond to information requests from senior management faster and with data that is more detailed and more accurate than was practical using their legacy Peoplesoft and Excel environment.

Tax

Longview Tax Out-of-the-Box Provision Solution Nets Quick Wins for Tax Reporting.

GATX decided to be proactive and implement Longview Tax, when the challenges with multiple spreadsheets became too great.  GATX now benefits from increased efficiency, standardization and transparency.