Q: Who is Longview Solutions?A: Longview Solutions provides corporate performance management (CPM) and tax reporting software that leading companies such as Trustmark, Time Warner, Home Depot, Eaton, Welch’s, and Integrys use to drive performance with speed, visibility and financial integrity. Since 1994, many of the world's most respected companies have been using Longview to create a single repository of financial truth from which all, or any one of the following key financial processes can be performed: Financial Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Modeling, Disclosure Management/XBRL Reporting, Statutory Consolidation, Management Reporting, Tax Provisioning, Uncertain Tax Positions, Tax Data Warehouse and Profitability Analytics. Longview is an Exact company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in Philadelphia, Chicago (USA) and London (UK).
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Q: How does Longview fit into the Exact corporate structureA: Longview Solutions is an Exact Software company and operates as a separate division focused exclusively on Corporate Performance Management.
Q: What is your corporate mission statement?Our Vision: To be the Corporate Performance Management platform of choice for large global companies.
Our Mission: To create and deliver a performance management solution that will help businesses drive performance with speed, visibility, and financial integrity.
Q: Where do you have offices?A: We have offices in North America and Europe.
Q: What is Corporate Performance Management (CPM)?A: According to Gartner, CPM is an umbrella term that describes the methodologies, metrics, and processes used to monitor and manage an enterprise's business performance.
Q: What is the relationship between Khalix, the Longview Performance Management Platform and Longview 7?A: Khalix and the Longview Performance Management Platform are terms that have been used widely throughout Longview’s history to describe our application software. Khalix and the Longview Performance Management Platform have not disappeared, however our software has evolved to it’s newest version, Longview 7.
Q: What sets Longview Solutions apart from other companies that provide Corporate Performance Management applications?A: One key differentiator is our focus on the strategic needs of the finance function of global companies. From our business model to the financial intelligence built into our software, this sets Longview Solutions apart. Another key differentiator is that our CPM application is a single application, creating a single repository of real-time financial information enterprise-wide. The best in class performance and scalability of our solution, as well as the robust functionality and sophisticated modeling capabilities also set us apart.
Q: What benefits do customers of Longview Solutions' experience?A: Longview's proven, global solution empowers fast and accurate business decisions and increases business productivity by providing immediate and reliable access to vital enterprise-wide financial data. For our customers this means:
Q: Who are your customers?A: Our customers are companies with diverse and complex finance organizations, often operating in multiple countries. They operate in a variety of industry sectors including energy, entertainment, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, pharmaceutical, retail, technology and utilities.
Q: How does your solution support and contribute to global corporate governance and compliance initiatives including Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, and IFRS?A: The main underlying themes of these various corporate governance legislations are visibility, consistency and reliability in a controlled environment. Our solution provides the backbone to our customers' governance and compliance initiatives, be it Sarbanes-Oxley, Basel II, IFRS, or others including industry-specific and regulatory initiatives. Longview Solutions provides an integrated framework with a focus on speed, accuracy, and financial integrity, all built around the business rules of our customers. Customers who implement our solution are able to have an integrated view of where they are going, how they got to where they are, and what impact changes to the current structure might have for the future. In accessing the data from this single source, they know that the numbers and inputs coming out of each and every one of their organizations are being obtained on a consistent and auditable basis, and in a fast and accurate manner. In practice, our CPM solution reflects a global finance team working in harmony, where remote user groups can see their numbers the way that corporate sees them, and vice versa. In addition, with Longview's Learning and Knowledge Management solution the team members are all trained and certified on their Finance applications, as well as on key policies and control processes (for example revenue recognition, sales cut-off, etc.).
Q: Is Longview Solutions a publicly traded company?A: Longview Solutions is an Exact company. Exact Holding N.V. has been listed on the Euronext Amsterdam Stock Exchange since 1999.
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