Need help with a new BPC or BFC implementation? Need to upgrade to the latest version? Want to maximize the ROI of your EPM strategy? Column5 is here to help.

By making better, more timely decisions based on trusted data, organizations can improve every element of their operations—whether reducing costs, identifying opportunities, taking the right products more quickly to market, weathering economic turmoil, procuring better, or improving customer service.

While the transition to a high-performing organization doesn't happen overnight, Column5 employs change management techniques that facilitate the process. As a result, you can regain some of the things you've compromised away over the years, and obtain the most from your EPM solution.

Improving Organizational Effectiveness

Column5 approaches organizational effectiveness in manageable stages, starting with the burning issues and bottlenecks. Common challenges include a lack of confidence in the numbers, delayed access to key information, or an inability to efficiently access and analyze the existing volumes of data because of spreadsheet proliferation.

Our consultants use enabling technology to reduce the amount of number crunching your key staff members have to do, and present critical information in ways that provides new insights for managing complexity, data and processes.

Changing Behaviors

Improved management techniques create little sustained value unless they change how people behave and make decisions. Column5 starts by defining the gap between existing beliefs that impede progress—such as "never submit your real budget the first time," "avoid being held accountable for specific measures," and "always get the most people reporting to you"—and desired behaviors.

Based on an understanding of the root causes of current dysfunction, our consultants can ensure the redesigned processes encourage desired behavior. Indeed, many of Column5 clients are amazed at how quickly the transformation takes place, based on well-designed processes and appropriate enabling technology.

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Trust. Experience. Innovation. Leadership. Column5 is Your Center of Excellence.

Column5's EPM approach sets the standard for breadth of vision in the Business Planning and Consolidation (BPC) community. Achieving long-term success with an EPM program within your company requires more than automating Excel spreadsheets — it's a matter of building a culture of performance management within your company. Most companies recognize the value of such a strategy, but aren't able to focus the resources required to research and apply new processes, optimize technical tools, and fine tune their approach to performance management. Column5 seeks to earn the role of trusted advisor, and to fulfill the function of your company's BPC Solution Manager and ultimately your EPM Center of Excellence. Our organizational structure, services, expertise and visionary blueprints for EPM provide a comprehensive ability to positively impact your company's performance. We do more than assess results in terms of time saved with automation: We turn EPM into a competitive advantage that drives measurable increases in profit and value for your organization. Column5 was founded in 2005, led by the senior team that built OutlookSoft's internal consulting group, and has delivered hundreds of seamless customer implementations. Today, we build on this tradition of expertise by fielding a global team of professionals who possess an unrivaled depth of experience to deliver ongoing success, whether through a fresh implementation or improving on third-party implementations. We leverage these hard-earned qualifications to lead the SAP EPM and BPC Solutions market — and we continually make strategic investments to keep raising the bar.
  • Visionary research & development programs
  • Expansive internal environment, supporting hundreds of product version/platform combinations
  • Advance ramp-up partner on new SAP technologies
  • Exclusive new technology and starter kit development
  • Proven management consulting approaches and resources
  • Technical delivery of best practices development and leadership
  • Active ecosystem that focuses on education to promote client empowerment
  • In-house technical services & extended support teams
  • In-house EPM Academy training department
  • Column5-exclusive EPM Leadership Summit

Validated by a proven record of innovation and leadership, vendor accolades and recognition by leading analysts, Column5 has gained the trust of many of the world's elite and emerging enterprises — and, in the process, earned a reputation as the global leader in EPM solution enablement and a respected source of best practice information. If you want the most from your EPM solution, contact Column5 today.