15 September 2014

Lucca, Italy

Tagetik To Host Eighth Annual Global Conference, “Tagetik In Touch”


Three-day annual event expected to draw 600 attendees; unveiling of Tagetik 5 will headline the conference

Tagetik, a visionary provider of global performance management, disclosure management, financial governance and business intelligence solutions, will host its eighth annual global conference from September 17-19 in Lucca, Italy. The event’s highlight will be the unveiling of Tagetik 5, the company’s latest version of its market-leading performance management solution.

Sessions throughout the conference, themed “Progress in Action,” will include demonstrations and workshops for Tagetik 5, which features new mobile functionality; a new consolidation engine for faster, more complex consolidations; and continued advances in the use of in-memory technology including integration with SAP HANA, SAP’s in-memory computing platform, for advanced financial analytics.

“Our global conference is an opportunity for our customers and partners to collaborate with us to take technology even further in meeting the needs and challenges of today’s financial executives,” said Marco Pierallini, Tagetik co-CEO. “This year, we’re delighted to introduce our customers to Tagetik 5.  This latest version reflects our commitment to staying ahead of competitors and ensuring ongoing customer satisfaction.”

In all, the conference agenda will include more than 80 sessions – a combination of case studies, educational demonstrations, panel discussions, roundtables, and analyst and partner presentations – all focused on helping financial professionals discover the latest best practices and processes for budgeting planning and forecasting, disclosure management, advanced reporting, cost savings, analytics, Solvency II, integrated reporting, and integrated business planning.  

Financial leaders from Aggreko, Assicurazioni Generali, John Hancock/Manulife, ESL Federal Credit Union, Unicredit Group, Centrex Europe Energy & Gas, Shanghai Moons Electric Company, Randstad France, Talanx, and Electricity North West are among the presenting Tagetik customers.  Industry analysts on the agenda include Paul Hamerman, principal analyst for Forrester, and John Van Decker, research vice president for Gartner. Hamerman and Van Decker will also participate in a panel session on trends in finance and performance management, hosted by Dave Kasabian, senior vice president of product marketing and strategy at Tagetik, along with representatives from Accenture, KPMG, Microsoft, PwC, and SAP.

“This year will be the second year I’ve attended Tagetik’s conference,” said Nathalie Barrezueta, vice president of finance, Platinum Re. “The event is an invaluable opportunity to keep up with market trends impacting finance.  Additionally, I always come away with new ideas for leveraging our Tagetik investment to continually evolve our internal finance processes.” “Tagetik has always focused on taking finance to the next level,” said Manuel Vellutini, Tagetik co-CEO. “This conference will help attendees understand how Tagetik 5 can take their financial processes to an even higher level now, and how together we are laying the groundwork for the changing demands that will shape the performance management in the near future.”

The conference also includes a full-day summit on September 17 for Tagetik partners to share experiences and discuss ways to further strengthen Tagetik’s partner network.  Conference partner sponsors for 2014 include:  Accenture, KPMG, PwC, Microsoft, Qlik, SAP, Bearing Point, Excent, Information Builders, Age Consulting, Dekra, Finext, Grant Thornton, Reply, Satriun, and XLCubed.

To conclude the conference, Tagetik is hosting a special bike ride for attendees who are cycling enthusiasts.  Led by Davide Cassani, coach of Italy’s national cycling team, the 65K ride will loop cyclists through the hills around Lucca.

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Media Contacts:

Luca Pieretti Tagetik Corporate Public Relations lucapieretti@tagetik.com +39 0583 96811

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