SOURCE: Adaptive Planning

October 09, 2008 08:00 ET

Adaptive Planning Becomes Featured Software Provider for the New Intel® Software Partner Program

Adaptive Planning's Solution Awarded Certification; to Be Showcased on Intel® Business Exchange Storefront

MOUNTAIN VIEW, CA--(Marketwire - October 9, 2008) - Adaptive Planning, the worldwide leader in on-demand financial planning and reporting solutions for companies of all sizes, today announced that it has joined the Intel® Software Partner Program. As a member of this program, Adaptive Planning's software is featured on the Intel® Business Exchange (Intel® BX), a platform built for small and medium businesses where SMB buyers can discover, research and request a quote for business solutions featuring innovative software and Intel® technology.

In parallel, Adaptive Planning's software was awarded certification in the Intel© Certified Solutions Program, which highlights solutions that meet stringent security and scalability standards. Adaptive Planning is one of six select software providers in the Business Applications category of the Intel® Business Exchange, and one of only five software providers in the On Demand category.

In joining the Intel® Software Partner Program, Adaptive Planning extends its growing reach in to the SMB market by taking advantage of Intel's new online storefront and co-marketing efforts.

The goal of Intel BX is to provide SMBs with access to high quality solutions, services and software. In order to ensure the SMB community is offered innovative, high-value products and services, Intel BX identifies providers that are known for SMB solutions and have a successful track record of customer satisfaction. Intel BX is a free public site, providing customers the ability to read articles and customer reviews, access special offers and conveniently request free quotes from providers who can help them meet their business priorities.

"We are pleased to join the Intel® Software Partner Program as an important strategic initiative for Adaptive Planning," said William A. Soward, CEO of Adaptive Planning. "This Intel® partnership affirms the leadership, performance and security of Adaptive Planning's software, and has the potential to significantly broaden our mid-market distribution."

"The Intel® Software Partner Program moves in lockstep with technology development at Intel," said J. Scott Harrison, director of Partner Programs Organization, Intel Software and Services Group. "Through the Intel® Certified Solutions Program, solution vendors can be more confident that their applications take advantage of the Intel technologies available to their customers, both now and in the future."

Adaptive Planning is a collaborative budgeting, forecasting, and reporting solution. It is a powerful alternative to inefficient, spreadsheet-based planning and reporting alternatives. As the first pure software as a service (SaaS) solution in the business performance management (BPM) space, Adaptive Planning provides powerful, flexible, and easy-to-use software without the exorbitant costs or lengthy installations associated with enterprise BPM and business intelligence applications. No new hardware, software, or IT support is required; deployments average less than 2 weeks of consulting time, and business users require under an hour of training.

Three editions of the Adaptive Planning solution are available on the Intel® Business Exchange

--  Express - Free, entry-level budgeting and forecasting solution
--  Corporate - Complete budgeting, forecasting, and reporting solution
--  Enterprise - Comprehensive planning and reporting solution for larger

About Adaptive Planning

Adaptive Planning is the worldwide leader in on-demand planning and reporting solutions that streamline financial processes, strengthen collaboration, and drive better-informed, more strategic business decisions in companies of all sizes. Adaptive Planning makes it easy to move beyond spreadsheets and automate budgeting, forecasting, and reporting, without the cost and complexity associated with traditional business intelligence and BPM software. With free software, free trials, and both on-demand and on-premise deployment options, Adaptive Planning provides the fastest and easiest approach to streamline and elevate your financial management. Adaptive Planning is headquartered in Mountain View, Calif. and can be reached at 650-528-7500 or

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