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Consultant
Technology Lead Onsite at a tech services company with 10,001+ employees
Apr 12 2015

What do you think of Longview CPM?

Valuable Features

The ability to report multi-dimensionally and the scalability.

Improvements to My Organization

This tool is mainly used for forecasting, and it will, for sure, help all the organizations that need data/reports on expenses and headcount forecasting.

Room for Improvement

This could be made more developer friendly, and could include the ability to implement automation scripts.

Use of Solution

I have used it for more than four years.

Deployment Issues

The database setup is a pain initially, but once it's done everything works fine.

Stability Issues

The application was stable most of the time.

Scalability Issues

Scalability was very good in this product.

Customer Service and Technical Support

Customer Service: It's very good and quick. Technical…
Vendor
Sr. Business Analyst at Archer Daniels Midland Company
Mar 23 2015

What is most valuable?

Its simplicity and customization are the distinct features.

How has it helped my organization?

Khalix is a simple tool that builds on existing data sources to develop solutions in forecasting, planning and consolidation needs. I've used this tool to build a position… more »

What needs improvement?

The link between underlying details, upfront reports, and charts is weak. However, as a simple top end tool, the display details is not its purpose. However, having a way… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

The original cost is set to use enterprise wide but the users growth is too slow to justify the cost. That's one of the reasons we stopped using this tool.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

No previous solution used.

What other advice do I have?

Three key elements to consider when adopt this tool: * Have a strong database team that build fast and reliable data sources as ETL tools are important * Put together a… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes. They're SAP BI and IBM Congros.
Consultant
Sr. Project Manager at a tech services company with 1,001-5,000 employees
Mar 18 2015

What is most valuable?

* Sophisticated Modelling Capabilities * Fast, accurate, and flexible financial planning and reporting * Powerful currency translation and easy application maintenance

How has it helped my organization?

Constant Rate Reporting across the entire organization became easy.

What needs improvement?

Web based reporting can have better user interface and functions.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I have not personally used it, but organizations that used TM1 earlier switched to Longview because that tool was not meeting some of the organizations needs.

What other advice do I have?

This product offers wide range of corporate performance management tools for powerful financial consolidation, planning and reporting.

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

Yes, we also looked at TM1, and Hyperion.
Vendor
Lead Functional Consultant at a financial services firm with 10,001+ employees
Feb 25 2015

What is most valuable?

Longview for Excel is of utmost importance.

How has it helped my organization?

Well certainly this product has helped many finance users in the organization as this product enables them to see the numbers for any cost center and business unit and… more »

What needs improvement?

It should definitely have an added application for databases. Why I am saying this is because I was a hard core user of Hyperion application at one point in time and I… more »

What's my experience with pricing, setup cost, and licensing?

No idea about this, but we do have license costs involved.

Which solution did I use previously and why did I switch?

I am an employee with the organization, prior to this I was working with WNS as a Hyperion system administrator. I shifted due to personal reasons but not due to the… more »

What other advice do I have?

In a country like India, which is one of the most emerging markets and there's a huge scope and demand for new systems, tools and BI applications and when companies like… more »

Which other solutions did I evaluate?

No.

What is Longview CPM?

Longview is a single repository of accurate information for your entire enterprise Ð solving a complex challenge in today's global environment. With accurate information you can begin to see how and where value is being created within your organization and in turn, make informed decisions about the future direction of your enterprise.
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Longview CPM customers
24 Hour Fitness, Casella Waste Systems inc., Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, WEC Business Services, Loyola Marymount University, RSA, Tribal Group plc, Trustmark Insurance Corporation, Loyola Marymount University, Trustmark Insurance Corporation, GATX, Lexmark,