Alight Planning customer Pittsburgh Mercy Health Systems received the top Ventana Research 2010 Leadership Award for Business Analytics and Performance Management. The award recognizes Pittsburgh Mercy, which operates mental health care facilities across Southwestern Pennsylvania, for its accomplishments in moving from spreadsheets to a dedicated planning and reporting application for two hundred and fifty revenue and cost centers. [Read more…]
Alight LLC announced the immediate availability of Alight Enterprise 6.1 featuring the Alight Report Writer interface that lets plan administrators precisely format report books for printing and distribution in Excel workbooks and PDF format. Even though Alight received the highest overall customer satisfaction rating in the latest BPM Partners 2010 survey, the Alight team is listening to customers and prospects to improve the product and offering.
In announcing the release, Ben Lamorte, VP of Marketing and Sales at Alight, said: “One of the primary reasons Alight is rated #1 in the BPM software space, is Alight’s unique ability to answer CFO-level questions in real time during the meeting. Users quickly change assumptions and see the impact on cash flow and key performance indicators and can even add and compare what-if scenarios on-the-fly leveraging Alight’s interactive key-measure dashboard. On occasions, however, Alight users have asked for ‘report writer’ output—distributable, printable views of specific reports with precise formatting, defined
levels of detail, and controlled order and organization of presentation. That’s what the new Alight Report Writer delivers.” [Read more…]
Rand Heer, Alight CEO and founder and architect of the original Pillar software, and Ben Lamorte, VP Marketing & Sales will present a pre-conference workshop to address the challenges and application solutions for implementing rolling forecasts. In addition, Heer will lead a breakout session: Forecasting for Black Swans: FP&A’s Role in Preparing for High-Impact, Improbable Events as part of The Performance Conference 2010 set for October 12-14 at Bally’s Las Vegas. [Read more…]
Alight LLC announced the implementation of the company’s application at the California Academy of Sciences, a leading-edge scientific research and educational institution, and The Blood & Tissue Center of Central Texas, the provider of community blood supplies for 37 medical facilities. Both organizations are highly visible not-for-profit institutions that replaced error-prone spreadsheets and cumbersome budgeting software packages with Alight Planning. [Read more…]
Alight LLC was ranked #1 in overall customer satisfaction in the Vendor Landscape Matrix for Business Performance Management recently published by BPM Partners, a leading independent authority on business performance management (BPM) solutions. Alight outranked all twenty-five competitors in the performance management and business intelligence market including many well known mid-sized and enterprise software vendors. A detailed list of the vendors rated is available in the research report. [Read more…]