Predictive Analytics – Optimization – Performance Management

Corporate Performance Management Firm Partners with Vanguard Software

Allentown, New Jersey (January 20, 2017) – In November of last year, corporate performance management company Blue Line Planning entered a strategic partnership with Vanguard Software Corporation. As a strategic partner, Blue Line Planning gains an edge in predictive analytics and Integrated Business Planning through Vanguard Software’s flagship cloud platform. This will allow the company to deliver next-generation IBP services and advanced-analytic forecasting solutions.

“We selected Vanguard Software as a strategic partner because they bring to the table a combination of best-of-breed analytics and industry-focused, business-user applications,” says Craig Thier, president and CEO of Blue Line Planning. Vanguard Software is a renowned provider of forecasting and analytic solutions. Established in 1995, the corporation has successfully helped thousands of companies across multiple major industries and in more than 60 countries. Vanguard Software has an impressive track record of resolving corporate-wide challenges for small-and-medium to global businesses. The company develops and sells integrated business forecasting and planning applications.

Vanguard Software also offers a newly launched best-of-breed partner program, which Blue Line Planning will benefit from as well. As a licensed, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) to one of the few truly partner-focused programs in the market, Blue Line Planning will have access to resources in order to deliver total enterprise solutions and drive customer success.

As a leading system-integration and IT consultancy, Blue Line Planning aims to continue exceeding customer expectations. The company believes that the addition of Vanguard IBP in their Advanced Analytics Set will help them achieve this, and complement existing products including Cognos, TM1, SPSS, IBM, FSR, Netezza, Websphere, ILog, and more. With a more complete lineup of products, Blue Line Planning will be in a better position to guide clients in selecting the right technology that will bolster their unique business requirements.

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About Blue Line Planning

Blue Line Planning is a management, financial, sales and operational forecasting consultancy based in Allentown, NJ. Blue Line Planning was founded by Craig Thier, a former healthcare Finance and Operations executive and Gary Connors, a former IBM/Cognos Architect in the Enterprise Planning space. Through main services such as Anaplan, Host Analytics and TM1, the company’s primary focus is to assist organization in improving their operations.

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