The University of Oxford appoints Simpson Associates to develop a Financial Planning solution

The University of Oxford appoint Simpson Associates to develop a Financial Planning solution using IBM Cognos TM1.

The University of Oxford has appointed Simpson Associates to develop a Financial Planning solution using IBM Cognos TM1.

The University of Oxford (UoO) were looking to achieve more efficiency in their current financial planning processes, by reducing the overall administration of their existing methods, whilst introducing more agile, scenario-based planning capabilities.

The University went to market for a replacement system and issued a tender for a supplier and for a software solution, resulting in the appointment of Simpson Associates as the chosen partner to deliver the project and the selection of IBM Cognos TM1 as the software.

The University plan at an income and expenditure level of detail but across all departments, requiring the software to be scalable and allow a large number of multiple users to input data onto one system, IBM Cognos TM1 satisfied all the requirements.

“We are committed to delivering quality solutions to Higher Education Institutions and this is evidenced in our growing base of University clients and relationships. References from those Institutions working with us were a key factor in Oxford's selection process and we are thrilled to be their chosen partner for this project.

The IBM University team were also supportive throughout this engagement and they continue to be a long term partner for us as many Universities adopt Cognos TM1 Planning and Analytics solutions powered by IBM.”

Samantha Boulton, Higher Education Business Development Manager at Simpson Associates

Simpson Associates are a software and services consultancy specialising in delivering budgeting, reporting, forecasting and business planning solutions built on IBM Planning Analytics (formally known as IBM Cognos TM1), and the IBM Cognos suite. With clients including The University of Oxford, Symington’s, Holman Fenwick Willan and Nottingham Trent University we have the experience and expertise to help you discover, implement and adopt the technology.

Find out more about of Cognos Planning Consultancy Services here or contact us to book a demonstration.

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