Connect 2007 to Showcase Product Innovation, Recognize Customer Successes and Shape Future of Performance Management Norwalk, CT, April 9, 2007 â€“ Cartesis will convene its 8th annual North American User Conference, Connect, with nationally recognized industry thought leaders, customers and partners. Connect 2007 North America will be held from May 6-9, 2007 at The Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando, Florida.
This yearâ€™s event will highlight a new release of the Cartesis suite and focus on business topics such as enhanced business reporting, compliance, corporate responsibility and strategic innovations in financial reporting. The conference will spotlight the growing customer momentum around the Cartesis BPM suite, and best practices in implementation and deployments.
â€œWe view our customers as key partners to help us to stay ahead of business trends and infuse our product suite with new and innovative functionality,â€ said Trevor Walker, vice president marketing North America. â€œConnect is a critical venue to showcase our product suite, but more importantly to share best practices and develop strategies to address emerging trends such as XBRL and Enhanced Business Reporting.â€
Connect 2007 will feature a special â€œCustomer Panelâ€ moderated by IDC Research Director, Kathleen Wilhide, providing attendees with insight into the workings of successful real world implementations. Also highlighted will be customer spotlights from leading global companies including Cargill, Delhaize, Gilbane, IXIS AM, PepsiAmericas, Royal Bank of Canada, Sandy Spring Bank, Sysco, Viasys Healthcare and more.
Scott Newquist, co-founder and managing director of Perception Partners, Inc., an advisory firm specializing in identifying and managing reputational risk, corporate governance, and corporate reporting, will give a â€œProactively Managing Reputational Riskâ€ keynote address. This presentation will outline how the combination of competition and changing stakeholder expectations creates risk to a companyâ€™s brand, share ways to proactively manage this risk and insight on how to avoid a reputational crisis or identify the slow brand erosion as expectations change.
With tracks in Management Reporting, Strategic Planning and Finance and Compliance and Controls, the Connect program will provide customers with demonstrations and training on new products designed to help them streamline their businesses and learn how to leverage BPM tools for enhanced business reporting business value. Steve Player, C.P.A, managing director of The Player Group, a performance management advisory firm, and North American program director of Beyond Budgeting Round Table
will hold a special breakout session on â€œBest Practices in Planning and Rolling Forecasts.â€
Senior representatives from Cartesis and key partners including EDGAR Online, Microsoft, Resources Global Professionals, Parson Consulting, the Player Group, Ernst & Young, LLP and others will also present.
Visit http://www.cartesisconnect.com for Connect 2007 details or register today.