A3 Modeling 2014 Delivers Faster, More Flexible, and Lower Cost Budgeting, Forecasting, Reporting, and KPI Dashboards

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A3 Solutions today announced the newest version of its flagship corporate performance management (CPM) application, A3 Modeling 2014.

A3 Modeling unifies CPM processes including revenue and product forecasting, expense budgeting, detailed workforce and compensation planning, enterprise consolidations, operations analysis, and KPI dashboards. The new version includes several important enhancements to accelerate deployment, reduce total cost of ownership (TCO), and increase security and usability.

A3 Modeling 2014 increases efficiency and automation, saving time and money:

Multi-tenant Architecture: In addition to on-premise and private cloud deployment options, A3 Modeling is now available in a multi-tenant cloud configuration. This option reduces deployment time from weeks to days or even hours and can eliminate most or even all technical overhead costs.

Operational Support: The cloud option encourages intimate collaboration between vendor and client. A3 customers who are otherwise resource-constrained can “outsource” routine monthly tasks to A3 at surprisingly low rates.

ETL Automation: Enhanced ETL support enables secure automation of bulk data import and export and supports all well-known ETL tools.

New Cube Builder: Users can now directly manipulate their cubes in the familiar environment of Excel.

Usability, Flexibility, and Security:

Flexibility: New dashboard layout, grid type, and cosmetic controls allow users more flexibility to set up their working space in a way that works best for each individual user.

Flexible Drill-throughs: Support for relational data integration and reporting, including enhanced line item detail and GL drill-through.

Ease of Use: A3 Modeling 2014 includes support for the latest versions of Internet Explorer and Chrome, Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, and 2013, SQL Server 2008 and 2012, and adds ad hoc Excel automation to the dashboard.

Model Designer: Several additional features from the authoring studio are now exposed in the Excel Model Designer allowing customers to quickly design more sophisticated models and reports.

Security: A3 has also made this release more secure with robust security policy support, automated processes for creating and registering users, and new ad hoc features.

“A3 Modeling once again raises the bar for fast and flexible deployment and maintenance.” says Rob Lautt, founder and CEO of A3 Solutions. “We’ve taken the best CPM platform on the market and made it even better so our customers can be more efficient and productive than ever before.”

About A3 Solutions and A3 Customers

A3 Solutions is the developer of A3 Modeling, the leading spreadsheet automation platform for web-based Enterprise Budgeting and Corporate Performance Management solutions. More flexible, with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than competing products, A3 Modeling is available as a SaaS and On-Premise offering that tightly integrates with leading enterprise OLAP and relational database technology from Oracle/Hyperion and Microsoft.

To find out how American Airlines, Avon, Cox Communications, McDonald’s, Safeway, Toyota, Williams Sonoma, Verizon, and other Fortune 1000 enterprises use A3 Modeling to align their organizations, accelerate decision-making, and turn strategy into action, visit A3Solutions.com or call 1 (415) 302-0158.

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