SOURCE: Cartesis Inc.

January 31, 2007 09:00 ET

Cartesis Webcast to Reveal "Keys to Fast ROI"

SEC, EDGAR Online and IXIS AM Group Discuss Better Budgeting, Reporting and Benchmarking

NORWALK, CT -- (MARKET WIRE) -- January 31, 2007 -- Cartesis, the world's leading specialist in finance and performance management software, today announced the company will host a live Webcast, "Better Budgeting, Reporting and Benchmarking: The Keys to Fast ROI."

Webcast speakers Corey Booth, CIO, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Sue Bratone Childs, senior vice president of marketing and business development, EDGAR Online, Anne-Cecile Hondeville, vice president and IT/IS manager, IXIS AM Group, and Trevor Walker, vice president, Cartesis Inc. will share market perspective, best practices and end-user insight.

This free one-hour event will be introduced by Sam Knox, director of research, CFO Research Services, hosted by and sponsored by EDGAR Online, Microsoft and Cartesis. The Webcast will be held live on Thursday, February 1, at 1 p.m. EST/ 10 a.m. PST. To register, visit:

Webcast attendees will learn how the SEC's interactive data disclosure program affects the finance function in public companies and gain competitive insight on how to drive benchmarking with external data via EDGAR Online for market-facing analytics and M&A simulation. IXIS AM Group, a leading investment management holding company, will share with participants how it achieved ROI by implementing an integrated approach to performance management.

"It's not always easy to understand where and when to expect ROI from a performance management solution," says Crispin Read, CMO, Cartesis. "This Webcast is an opportunity to learn from the best how to leverage better budgeting, reporting and benchmarking to ultimately enable better business decisions."

At the conclusion of the presentation attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and will receive a free copy of three performance management white papers. A recorded version of the Webcast will be available online at until August 1st, 2007. A link will also be available at

About the Webcast:

Title: Better Budgeting, Reporting and Benchmarking: The Keys to Fast ROI
Date: Thursday, February 1, 2007
Time: 1:00 p.m. EST / 10:00 a.m. PST
Length:  1 hour
Registration URL:
Host: Sam Knox, Director of Research, CFO Research Services
--  R. Corey Booth, CIO, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
--  Sue Bratone Childs, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Business
    Development, EDGAR Online
--  Anne-Cecile Hondeville, Vice President and IT/IS Manager, IXIS AM Group
--  Trevor Walker, Vice President, Americas Marketing, Cartesis Inc.
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 Accenture, Bearing Point, Ernst & Young, KPMG, Microsoft, 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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