Longview Solutions

Longview Solutions

October 07, 2010 09:31 ET

New Release of Longview 7 Raises the Bar with Enhancements in Four Key Areas: External Reporting, Usability, Integration and Performance

Longview 7.0.2 includes XBRL Reporting, Financial Close Management, and Advanced Data and Technical Integration Capabilities

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 7, 2010) - Longview Solutions, a leading provider of corporate performance management and tax provisioning software, announced today the latest release of its flagship product - Longview 7. This is the third release since Longview introduced its 7.0 SOA-based platform in October 2009 and introduces functional improvements in External Reporting, Usability, Data and Technical Integration.

External Reporting

- A new product in the Longview 7 Suite is Longview FXR which provides Statutory/XBRL Reporting and Financial Close Management and is designed to support the post-consolidation financial and external reporting processes including preparation of consolidated data for XBRL extraction, external reporting process workflow, XBRL tagging, financial statement production, footnote disclosure management and outputs to regulatory authorities in various formats. For more information, click here.

- Longview 7 also includes enhanced end user capabilities in the areas of analysis and reporting and data input capabilities including enhanced drill-through, conditional highlighting, printing and online help.

- This release also offers advanced capabilities in the areas of authentication, audit and workflow for improved compliance.

Usability

- Longview's Tax Provisioning module, Longview Tax now has a new more modern user interface, enhanced administrative wizards, and several new automation features to streamline and automate the tax provisioning process. For more information, click here.

Data Integration

- Longview 7 also includes enhanced integration with Microsoft Office 2010 including PowerPivot and with other 3rd party Business Intelligence and reporting tools giving clients faster, more efficient publishing of data and flexible structural layout options.

Technical Integration

Longview 7 Update 2 gives clients technical enhancements in the following areas:

- A Library of web-service API's for data integration that includes retrieving, creating, and updating symbols, hierarchies, and data

- Support for additional client and server platforms including MS-Office 2010 (32-bit), Windows 7 (64-bit) and Oracle 11g RDBMS

-- A series of optimizations further improving query and restatement performance 

"Our 2010 BPM Pulse research concluded that performance management professionals are still challenged with fundamental reporting requirements and performance management application ease of use," said John Colbert, vice-president of research and analysis at BPM Partners. "Through this release, Longview has recognized the importance of addressing these top priorities while at the same time increasing the competitiveness of their solution with significant functionality enhancements."

"Longview 7 represents Longview's continuing commitment to deliver on its advanced CPM product and technology roadmap and master the 'last mile of finance'," said John Power, President, Longview Solutions. "This release also creates the foundation for much deeper and broader integration with Microsoft SharePoint and our strategic business intelligence partner, MicroStrategy."

About Longview Solutions

Longview Solutions provides corporate performance management (CPM) and tax provisioning software that leading companies such as Trustmark, Time Warner, Home Depot, Eaton, Welch's, and Integrys use to drive performance with speed, visibility and financial integrity. Since 1994, many of the world's most respected companies have been using Longview to create a single repository of financial truth from which statutory consolidation, management reporting, financial close and XBRL reporting, financial planning, modeling, analysis, budgeting, forecasting and tax provisioning and reporting can be performed quickly and accurately, enterprise-wide. Longview is an Exact company headquartered in Toronto, Canada with additional offices in Philadelphia, Chicago (USA) and London (UK).

For more information, visit www.longview.com.

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