Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Streamlines Budgeting and Reporting with Adaptive Planning

Implementation of the Adaptive Planning solution has resulted in improved accuracy and decision making


Mountain View, Calif. and Ramsey, N.J. - June 14, 2011 - Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in on-demand business performance management (BPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes, today announced that Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, has implemented Adaptive Planning's solution, moving two foreign subsidiaries and more than 100 sales offices onto a single platform for budgeting, forecasting and reporting.

Prior to rolling out Adaptive Planning, Konica Minolta relied on Excel for budgeting, forecasting and consolidations, and SAP for U.S. reporting. Konica Minolta's finance team was motivated by the desire to deliver a centralized platform to house data across systems, including headcount, payroll data, unit sales, and service revenues, as well as to enhance management reporting. 

"Konica Minolta has experienced significant growth through mergers and acquisitions over the past few years, and our partnership with Adaptive Planning has helped to streamline our budgeting and planning processes, enhance visibility into the business through improved scenario planning and analysis, and increase collaboration among finance and business leaders," said Christopher Reale, Director of Corporate Planning and Analysis for Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. 

By implementing Adaptive Planning, the finance team improved control over the budget process by delivering a model with assumptions and key data already defined within the application, thereby substantially reducing errors.  Another important benefit was increased participation in the budget process by allowing managers to view data in a roll-up format, to create their own reports and to collaborate across the organization.  Access to the powerful capabilities of Adaptive Planning, has enabled Konica Minolta to shorten and improve their budgeting and planning process by more than one third resulting in an immediate return on investment."

"Our implementation of the Adaptive Planning solution has resulted in improved accuracy and decision making," added Reale.  Now we have the ability to create more detailed models, conduct what-if scenario modeling and assign roles and responsibilities that are meaningful to managers, creating a sense of buy-in not previously achieved in the our prior budget and planning process."

"We are pleased to support Konica Minolta's continued growth as a leader in digital imaging by providing streamlined and robust financial planning and reporting solutions," said Greg Schneider, Vice President, Marketing, Adaptive Planning. "Our solution is designed to help large enterprises and other firms of all sizes more easily collaborate, collect data and conduct strategic analysis for immediate decision making during the planning process and throughout the year." 

About Adaptive Planning
Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in on-demand business performance management (BPM) solutions for companies and nonprofits of all sizes. Adaptive Planning's solutions allow finance and management teams to obtain real-time visibility into performance metrics, streamline financial planning and reporting, and drive better business decisions. By offering affordable annual subscriptions and rapid implementations, and by eliminating the need for new hardware and IT support, Adaptive Planning makes it easy to move beyond spreadsheet-based processes without the cost and complexity associated with traditional on-premise BPM applications. Adaptive Planning is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and can be reached at 650-528-7500 or
www.adaptiveplanning.com.

About Konica Minolta
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop.  For the fourth consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys.  BLI has named Konica Minolta 2011 "Line of the Year" award winner for the company's award-winning line of bizhub Color and Monochrome Multifunctional Products.  For more information, please visit
www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica Minolta on FacebookYouTube, and Twitter.

Adaptive Planning Contacts
Chelsea Irwin
GlobalFluency
650-433-4163
cirwin@globalfluency.com

Greg Schneider
Adaptive Planning
650-810-0525
gschneider@adaptiveplanning.com

Konica Minolta Contact
James Norberto
Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc.
+1 201.825.4000
PR@kmbs.konicaminolta.us

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