A3 Modeling Replaces Hyperion Planning at National TV Network (Part 1)

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Multi-billion Dollar Enterprise to Implement Integrated Revenue, Expense, Balance Sheet, and Cashflow Forecasting Model.

A National TV Network recently selected A3 Modeling to replace Hyperion Planning to enable 100s of users to plan revenue, access financial reports on-demand, and automate financial consolidations and dashboards.

Companies looking to improve their CPM technology usually face a difficult process by which they research and evaluate numerous off-the-shelf options. Many are similar and, not surprisingly, they all claim to be the best. Ultimately, companies must choose whichever solution is within their budget and whose sales team they believe in most. A3 is removing all of this uncertainty by providing all prospective customers with a customized model of their business, the way they run it, using their real, live data. A3’s free account takes the ambiguity, guesswork, and luck out of choosing a solution and shows exactly how A3’s flexible and powerful technology will improve efficiency, save man-hours, and drastically cut costs.

Replacing Hyperion is nothing new for A3. There are numerous reasons for this. We grew up on Essbase, 20 years ago when it was the only cube in town, and we retain those loyal, long-term customers including large organizations like: T.Rowe Price, SunLife Financial, Williams Sonoma, and American Airlines.

When Hyperion engaged their crusade to eradicate spreadsheets with Hyperion Planning, we diversified our A3 Modeling support to include the only other robust OLAP cube, Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services.

Now, with 10 years’ experience running on both SQL Server and Essbase, I can definitively say that A3 Modeling on SQL Server meets or exceeds Hyperion Planning on Essbase in all the ways that finance users care about.

  • Faster calculations & response time
  • Lower cost
  • More flexible to implement
  • Administrator is self-sufficient
  • Can handle more dimensions and data
  • Richer content and presentation flexibility to make end users more productive
  • Reduced or eliminated ongoing consulting requirement

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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