Issue 4 2019

42 Acquisition International - Issue 4 2019 Jan19098 Solver is the leading provider of complete Corporate Performance Management (CPM) solutions for today’s mid-market enterprise. Recently, the firm found success in Acquisition Intl’s Global Excellence Awards 2019. On the back of their win, we profiled Solver and caught up with Nils Rasmussen who provided us with a detailed insight into the award-winning firm. Providing Action-Driven Cloud Solutions for Budgeting and Reporting ounded in 1996, Solver provides BI360, the leading cloud Corporate Performance Management suite for mid-market ERP systems such asMicrosoft Dynamics, Acumatica, SAPandSage Intacct, amongst others. Through its Data Warehouse, Budgeting and Reporting modules, BI360 enables better, faster decisions. In addition to this, BI360 also excels in industries including banking, healthcare, education, government, sports and non-profit organizations, as well as improving certain areas within an organization such as financial reporting, consolidations, budgeting and forecasting. Solver is changing the face of CPM with next generation, collaborative and action-driven cloud solutions for planning, reporting and analysis to deliver clients with complete insight into every facet of the enterprise. Going into further detail about the services Solver provides, Nils begins by informing us of the types of clients that the firm serves, and how the team ensure that they not only fulfill their customers’ requirements but also surpass their expectations. “Here at Solver, we primarily serve mid-market sized organizations which are using the aforementioned ERP systems. We find our customers through our extensive partner network as well as marketing outreach efforts, such as attending community conferences, hosting webinars and generally raising awareness of BI360 as a modern solution to common reporting and budgeting challenges. “What makes Solver successful is its cutting-edge technology, namely cloud-deployed software, and its robust partner network through which it is able to provide BI360.” Working behind the scenes to ensure that deadlines are met, and goals are achieved is the dedicated, passionate team of talented individuals who form the backbone of Solver. When discussing the internal culture, Nils is delighted to highlight the significant role the team play in the overall success of the award-winning firm. “Solver thrives because of its dedicated staff. On the technical side, our team of developers and support staff make BI360 one of the leading cloud CPM solution on the market. As for the sales, consulting and customer care departments, they ensure that BI360 users are using the software to the fullest extent. Between Solver’s global Headquarters in Los Angeles, California and its international offices, each and every member of the team actively contributes towards Solver’s overall growth.” Bringing the interview to a close, Nils reflects on some of the challenges which the firm have had to face over the years, and touches on ones which may occur in the future. “In the years to come, we hope that we will be able to help educate our customers about the many benefits of a cloud-based reporting and budgeting solution so they are able to create a better plan for their transition to cloud-based CPM, as well as the right timing for their organization. “We hope to provide a ‘single version of the truth’ through the BI360 cloud-based data warehouse and CPM portal, so that managers have F