Thomson Elite and Clarity Systems have formed a reseller partnership to provide comprehensive budgeting and forecasting capabilities to professional services firms as part of a full business intelligence solution. Thomson Elite is part of The Thomson Corporation (NYSE: TOC; TSX: TOC) and a worldwide provider of integrated practice and financial management systems for professional services firms.Thomson Elite will offer Clarity 6, the most recent version of Clarity Systemsâ€™ highly scalable Web-based software, to complement the financial analysis and reporting tools in the EliteÂ® Enterprise suite. Thomson Elite will have worldwide exclusivity to resell Clarity 6 in the legal and professional services markets. The company will integrate subsequent releases of Clarity Systemsâ€™ product with its next-generation EliteÂ® 3E Business Optimization Suite.
The reseller partnership brings key budgeting enhancements to Thomson Eliteâ€™s flagship software, including the following:
* Familiar MicrosoftÂ® Office Excel look and feel
* Multidimensional OLAP database for powerful analysis and reporting
* Flexibility in interface and report appearance
* Web-based platform for ease of deployment and convenient access to data
* International capabilities such as multiple languages and currencies
* Audit trail to recover previous budget version
â€œWeâ€™re anticipating the business intelligence needs of our clients by leveraging the robust capabilities Clarity Systems delivers,â€ said John Callahan, director, market segments, Thomson Elite. â€œWith profitability goals becoming increasingly difficult to achieve, todayâ€™s firms require the visibility and competitive edge that budgeting, forecasting and reporting tools deliver.â€
Additionally, the Thomson Elite and Clarity Systems development teams will work together to create new customization products specifically for legal and other professional services firms.
â€œWe recognize the importance and continued growth of professional services in todayâ€™s global economy,â€ commented Paul Hill, chief operating officer, Clarity Systems. â€œWe handpicked Thomson Elite as a leader in its industry to combine our expertise and achieve our mutual goals in the marketplace.â€
Clarity Systems delivers superior corporate performance management software solutions, training, consulting and advisory services for financial budgeting, planning, consolidation and reporting.