element61 joins EPM International

Brussels, Belgium – element61 has announced today it has joined the network of independent Performance Management consultants known as EPM International.

EPM International is a unique network of consulting organisations who focus exclusively on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and associated Finance Transformation.

The EPM International network is based upon trusted long-term relationships and a track record of delivering successful cross-border projects with multi-national teams. The members have common values, shared focus on Finance and EPM and pool their intellectual capital, research, resources and methods, to increase sustainable value for their clients. EPM International's collaborative thought leadership, agile resourcing model, and deep expertise in EPM enables it to create international project teams able to deliver some of the world's largest and most challenging EPM projects.

Founded in 2007, element61 is the thought-leading Business Analytics, Performance Management and Financial Reporting consulting company in the Belgian & Luxembourg marketplace. Today, element61 has brought together the most experienced team in Performance Management, BI and data warehousing in Belgium, with over 650 man-years of experience and expertise.

element61 is a specialist in implementing SAP EPM solutions, in particular SAP BPC (Business Planning and Consolidation) with over 100 implementations for both Consolidation and Planning/Budgeting, a team of about 20 senior SAP BPC & BW consultants and including early-adopter experience in implementation of the most recent releases of SAP BPC on HANA/embedded.

EPM International members are highly specialized in the EPM space and share a strong and singular dedication to improving EPM processes and systems. EPM International provides a depth and breadth of capability and resources that any systems integrator would envy.

Stijn Vermeulen, Managing Director of element61, said, "We are very excited to become a part of the EPM International network. Enterprise Performance Management is an area of significant growth and growing importance for corporate Enterprises. Our membership will allow us to accelerate this growth by providing access to world leading research in Enterprise Performance Management and additional experts in EPM processes and systems and will also enable us to support EPM initiatives across the globe."

David Jones, Managing Director at Column5 Consulting UK Ltd and Executive Board member of EPM International commented, "EPM International is really pleased at add Belgium and Luxembourg representation through the membership of element61. This confirms EPM International as the leading European EPM consulting network. We expect to work closely with element61 to win further significant EPM engagements in Europe and to exploit across the EPM International network the particular strengths that element61 brings in the areas such as SAP EPM solutions, EPM Process transformation and complex group consolidation challenges”

About EPM International
EPM International is the only global integrated Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting network. EPM is an umbrella term that describes all of the processes, methodologies, metrics and systems needed to measure and manage an organizations performance.

The EPM International members are 6 leading EPM consultancies with operations in nine European, North American and Asian countries and over 600 consultants, working with many diverse companies across multiple industries including some of the world's largest multinational corporations. The members of EPM International are: Capacent (Sweden, Denmark and Finland), Column5 Consulting Group (USA, UK and Asia), element61 (Belgium and Luxembourg), ifb group (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Netherlands, China, USA) MDS ap (UAE, KSA, Kuwait and Qatar) and ValorGest (Portugal and Spain).