SOURCE: Cartesis

September 19, 2006 09:00 ET

Cartesis Global User Conference in Athens, Greece to Shape the Future of Performance Management

Cartesis Connect 2006 to Honor Customers With Performance Management Excellence Award

NORWALK, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 19, 2006 -- Cartesis, the world's leading specialist in finance and performance management software, will hold its 3rd annual international user conference from October 16-18, 2006 in Athens, Greece. Industry leaders, customers and partners will discuss key performance management topics including the future of the industry and best practices for maximizing ROI.

"Our focus this year is on the future of performance management," says Didier Benchimol, CEO of Cartesis. "Knowing that tomorrow's future is strongly influenced by the leaders of today, we wanted to publicly recognize customers whose performance management initiatives have helped their organizations create business value, while positively impacting people and processes. The Cartesis Performance Management Excellence Award will afford us this opportunity."

The winner of the Cartesis Performance Management Excellence Award will be announced from the show on October 18. A distinguished panel of judges -- from La Tribune; IT Week; Handelsblatt Online; The Boston Consulting Group; Microsoft; INSEAD; HP; and Cartesis -- determined the finalists, from which Connect attendees will vote for the winner.

Professor of Economics and Dean of the MBA Program at INSEAD, Antonio Fatás, will keynote at Connect 2006. He will share past economic growth trends, identify the new players in the world economy and explain how mature and rich economies should react to the new competitors in the world markets. Fatás is a widely quoted, published author with extensive academic research into the international business cycle with a focus on Europe. He has a Masters and Ph.D. in Economics from Harvard University.

Led by finance experts, partners and customers, conference breakout sessions at Connect 2006 will address how companies are using Cartesis to improve their decision-making capabilities and quickly react to continually evolving business environments. This year's sessions, presented by Cartesis customers from Aviva, Axa, Royal Bank of Scotland, Roche, Energias de Portugal and Siemens, will focus on three key subject areas: management reporting, strategic planning and finance and compliance and controls.

Cartesis partners participating in Connect 2006 include Microsoft, HP, BPMi, EDGAR Online, INEUMconsulting and Thales. For more information or to register, go to

About Cartesis

Cartesis is the world's leading specialist in finance and performance management software with more than 1,300 corporate customers, 600 employees and 200 consultants worldwide. Created in 1990, Cartesis provides insight, control and confidence by unifying information, people and processes at demanding multinationals like Air France KLM, Cargill, Danone, Diageo, Nissan, Société Générale and Standard Life. One in four of Fortune Global 100 companies rely on Cartesis' deep financial expertise and standard-based technology for compliance, financial consolidation, management reporting, planning, budgeting, forecasting, intercompany reconciliation; all unified in a single data-model that can be leveraged by internal and external users. Cartesis' partners include Microsoft, Accenture, Bearing Point, Ernst & Young, KPMG and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Cartesis has customers in 44 different countries and offices in Brussels, Frankfurt, London, Norwalk (CT), Paris, Tokyo, Toronto and Utrecht. For more information, go to

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