Major product advancements include a new Business Process Manager and web-based administration tools for data, reporting and user management
Clarity Systems, a leader in corporate performance management (CPM) solutions, is pleased to announce the launch of the latest version of its award-winning software, Clarity 6. Clarity 6 incorporates new and updated features that include enhanced reporting and workflow capabilities, improved security services, a sophisticated template builder and an advanced metadata management tool. Clarity 6 is being launched to the market today and is available for new and existing customers.
â€œWith the launch of Clarity 6, we are setting the standard for CPM solutions. Clarity 6 stands out from the competition by providing budgeting, planning, reporting, modeling, consolidations, and forecasting in a single unified web-based application,â€ said Mark Nashman, President and CTO, Clarity Systems. â€œSignificantly, Clarity 6 is the only performance management solution that is capable of operating with both Essbase and Microsoft Analysis Services OLAP databases, as well as the most common relational databases, simultaneously. When you add these factors together, Clarity 6 is the leading CPM product.â€
Clarity 6â€™s new Business Process Manager allows administrators to graphically design and display business process flows by role. Business Process Manager delivers instant overall visibility into the planning process while allowing each user to quickly and easily step through specific planning tasks.
The Clarity 6 release includes improved Security Services, enabling distributed webbased security administration. Powerful new features allow administrators the freedom to control, manage, and maintain security from a single interface.
New and existing Clarity Systems customers will benefit from Clarity 6â€™s Template Builder. With an improved look and feel, the Template Builder is a single tool for authoring both OLAP and relational templates and reports in Excel and one-click publication to the web. Clarity 6 is the only performance management solution offering an open database approach, the benefit of web based deployments, and an ExcelTM look and feel.
An important element in the Clarity 6 release is Cube Manager. Cube Manager provides a graphical environment to manage an organizationâ€™s metadata by adding dimensions, defining hierarchies, creating reports, defining member attributes, and saving all changes to a single common repository.
Other key Clarity 6 features include report book enhancements, a new business rule engine, improved system performance, new options within the Workflow module, and the ability to personalize the home page for each user.
â€œClarity 6 is the result of close collaboration with our customers across many diverse industries. As a result, Clarity 6 is shipping with features built with our customersâ€™ needs in mind,â€ said Paul Hill, COO, Clarity Systems, â€œImportantly, Clarity 6 is backed by expert consultants with decades of experience in the CPM market.â€