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Applix & SPF Sign Agreement To Deliver Business Intelligence & Business Performance Management Solutions Across Asia Pacific

  • 23 April, 2004 08:48

<p>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE</p>
<p>Enhanced Commitment to the Asia Pacific Region Marked by Joint Delivery of Applix TM1 and SPF Plus Offering New Distribution and Reselling Capabilities</p>
<p>SYDNEY—23 APRIL, 2004— Applix, Inc., a global provider of Business Intelligence (BI) and Business Performance Management (BPM) software solutions, today announced a partnership agreement with SPF Pty Ltd, a leading software provider of Business Intelligence solutions for enterprise planning, reporting and analysis based on TM1. SPF Pty Ltd and Applix will join forces to deliver planning, analytic and business intelligence solutions, enabling customers throughout the Asia Pacific region to easily develop and deploy the strategic applications that empower them to make faster, more strategic business decisions at a low total cost of ownership.</p>
<p>Jeff Walter, general manager, SPF Pty Ltd, commented, “SPF and Applix have been working closely in the field for some time to best serve our customers. The deeper partnership and product cooperation between our two companies is intended to make the SPF Plus-TM1 solution one of the leading BPM solutions in the industry.”</p>
<p>TM1 provides the only read/write software for planning, forecasting, reporting and strategic business analysis that transforms scattered Excel and transactional data into a single version of the truth.</p>
<p>TM1’s what-if capability provides instant response enabling businesses to make rapid decisions to meet the demands of market leadership. With its rich Excel integration, TM1 offers users the ability to work in environments they are most familiar with.</p>
<p>SPF Plus, powered by TM1, comprises a suite of BPM applications available as either an Excel client or a Web-enabled client as follows:
• Reporting &amp; Analysis
• Planning &amp; Forecasting
• Workflow
• Alerts and Notification
• Balanced Scorecard &amp; KPIs</p>
<p>SPF Plus includes the ability to simply browse cubes and dynamic/formatted reports across the Internet. Furthermore, read/write bottom-up, top-down, workflow, discovery, alerts and notification abilities are available through the Internet with zero install on the client.</p>
<p>“Applix’s exclusive focus on planning and analytics for business performance management aligns well with the strengths of SPF Plus’s solutions for collaborative, real-time business intelligence,” said Tim Wright, vice president, Asia Pacific, Applix. “Together we provide companies throughout the Asia Pacific region the flexibility to manage their business performance at both the departmental and enterprise-wide levels and thus to respond faster to the market.”</p>
<p>Organizations such as Affinity Health, Australian Geographic, Australia Post, and Bank of Queensland have already been leveraging the powerful combination of Applix TM1 and SPF Plus to deliver high-performance planning and analytics applications.</p>
<p>“Today’s announcement underscores the commitment and continued expansion of Applix’s BI/BPM strategy, marked by relationships with leading vendors across Europe, the United States and now Asia Pacific,” continued Wright.</p>
<p>About Applix TM1
TM1 is a proven, planning platform for planning, budgeting, and forecasting solutions. Solutions built on TM1 enable customers to continuously manage and monitor the performance of their financial, operational functions, with views of past performance, the current state of the business, and opportunities for the future. TM1 scored the highest rating in goal achievement and performance in Nigel Pendse's OLAP 3 Survey (www.survey.com/olap).</p>
<p>About SPF Plus
SPF Plus offers the ultimate solution for collaborative, real-time business intelligence, bringing ease, speed and flexibility to enterprise budgeting, forecasting, planning, reporting and analysis, whether your company requires a simple web-based reporting solution, or complex analyses of sales forecasts, customer profitability or balanced scorecard.</p>
<p>About SPF Pty Ltd
SPF Pty Ltd is a global company with partners in Australia, the US, UK, Europe, Israel, New Zealand, and South Africa. SPF Pty Ltd focuses exclusively on providing planning, budgeting, forecasting and consolidation. It offers feature rich, high-performance On Line Analytical Processing (OLAP) reporting and analysis. For more information, visit www.spfplus.com.</p>
<p>About Applix
Applix (NASDAQ: APLX) is a global provider of Business Intelligence and Business Performance Management solutions. These solutions, based on Applix’s TM1 analytics platform, enable the continuous management and monitoring of performance across the financial and operational functions within the enterprise. More than 1,700 customers worldwide use Applix’s adaptable, scalable and real-time solutions, delivered by Applix and by a global network of partners, to manage their business performance and respond to the marketplace in real-time. Headquartered in Westborough, MA, Applix maintains offices in four countries in Europe, North America and the Pacific Rim. For more information about Applix, please visit www.applix.com.au.</p>
<p>TM1 was named the best performing analytics engine in The OLAP Survey 3, November, 2003, p. 226-7. The OLAP Survey 3, the largest and most detailed survey of OLAP products to date, is a quantifiable survey of the $3.5 billion OLAP market. The Survey, conducted by Nigel Pendse and Survey.com, analyzed data from 1047 OLAP sites in 48 countries. (www.survey.com/olap)</p>
<p>©2004 Applix, Inc. All rights reserved. Applix and TM1 are registered trademarks of Applix, Inc. All other trademarks and company names mentioned are the property of their respective owners.</p>
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Kate Marshall / Graham Porter
Resolution Marketing Services
(612) 9431 9814 / 9810
kmarshall@resolutionmarketing.com.au / grahamp@resolutionmarketing.com.au</p>

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