Press Release Summary:
Clarity v6.2 lets users perform interactive what-if modeling to examine multiple scenarios by allowing them to define data targets and any required constraints. It features linked documents, supporting any number of drill paths from single data point into any number of data sources including other OLAP data, source ERP data, and data warehouses. Navigation tools include row/column expand/collapse functionality, right-click actions, and tab management.
Original Press Release:
Clarity Systems Releases Powerful Financial Modeling Functionality with Clarity 6.2
New enhancements maintain Clarity's position as the only unified corporate performance management solution
TORONTO, ON (March 18, 2008) - Clarity Systems, a leader in corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, today announced the availability of the latest release of its award-winning software, Clarity 6.2. Clarity 6.2 extends Clarity Systems' leadership in corporate performance management by delivering powerful new functionality that helps companies make more informed business decisions.
"Clarity 6.2 makes it much easier for our customers to manage their company performance," says Mark Nashman, President and CTO, Clarity Systems. "This latest release helps customers by improving the modeling tools at their disposal while also helping them navigate a larger pool of source data, both of which will improve decision quality. We've made numerous enhancements across all functional areas of the product so that our latest solution is even more powerful and easier to use."
Some of the exciting new features in Clarity 6.2 include:
o Interactive What-if Modeling - Clarity 6.2 users can now perform interactive what-if modeling to examine multiple scenarios and significantly improve corporate planning results. Users simply define data targets and any required constraints. Then they watch as the new Clarity 6.2 algorithm, within the existing business logic, adjusts the available variables to deliver targets that satisfy all of the constraints. Scenario modeling is expedited, giving analysts the time to create truly optimal plans.
o Context Sensitivity - Several new features provide users with a more context-sensitive experience:
o Linked Documents delivers a highly personalized experience as users navigate through or "drill through" their data by directly passing context sensitive information from one document to another. Clarity 6.2 now supports any number of "drill paths" from a single data point into any number of other data sources including other OLAP data, source ERP data, and data warehouses. This means different users can follow their own desired drill path from any data point.
o Commentary Roll Up dynamically provides a manager with a summary of every user's textual notes along any number of business hierarchies including the organization hierarchy, product hierarchy, and customer hierarchy. This helps managers understand the thinking that went into developing the consolidated budget, plan or forecast. Managers can also, at their discretion, view all the attached notes in full detail.
o Online Cascade enhances the online analytical capabilities of Clarity 6. Now a single mouse click launches multiple iterations of the same report letting users view different perspectives of the same information.
o Advanced Navigation - Clarity 6.2 users can leverage several new sophisticated navigational tools. Users focus on the level of information that they need with new row/column expand/collapse functionality. Right-click actions let users launch tasks that are context sensitive based on the current cursor position. And tab management lets users manage all of their open documents as a group, creating a more efficient end-user experience.
"These powerful enhancements are all contained within Clarity's unified solution," says Nashman. "Everything is delivered through a single installation and viewed through a single user interface, unlike the patchwork of applications delivered by many other CPM vendors. The resulting user experience is a big reason why we have one of the highest customer satisfaction rates in the industry."
About Clarity Systems
Clarity Systems delivers superior Corporate Performance Management software solutions for financial budgeting, planning, forecasting, consolidation, analytics and financial statement reporting to a large, global client base. With a rich feature set, Clarity 6 is a unified application that offers the flexibility, security, and control needed to make more informed business decisions while meeting compliance requirements. Named as one of Profit's 100 fastest growing companies and a Branham 300 top 100 IT company, Clarity Systems continues to lead the industry as the independent CPM specialist. For more information, please visit our website at www.claritysystems.com or call us at 1-877-410-5070.