Column5 & OutlookSoft: A History of BPC Expertise

Column5 and OutlookSoft

OutlookSoft was a software company that developed products for Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) including financial planning, consolidation, forecasting, budgeting and reporting. The global success of its product line led SAP to acquire OutlookSoft in 2007 and their largest product was renamed SAP BusinessObjects Planning & Consolidation, now more commonly referred to as BPC.

Column5 was founded in 2005 by key players of the OutlookSoft team. Our depth of experience is unrivaled in the EPM space and Column5 is the leading source of EPM education and information in the world.

Because of our deep history with Outlooksoft, Column5 is uniquely qualified to guide customers through the implementation and support of BPC:

  • Column5 employs more former OutlookSoft consulting and support resources than any other company globally.
  • We invest heavily in improving EPM products and in the development of utilities and starter kits available exclusively to Column5 clients.
  • Our deeply experienced in-house Technical Services team knows the technical environment of BPC and its integration with other products better than anyone. This team provides extended support programs as well as implementation and extended services.
  • Having been involved in BPC (OutlookSoft) training since the beginning, we ensure that our EPM Academy courses are comprehensive, specific and full of rich sources of information, best practices, tips and hints.

Clients in the market for an SAP EPM technology, solution implementation partner, will be most successful in achieving the products’ full potential by selecting Column5.