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Anyone have any experience with Longview Solutions as a budgeting / forecasting and reporting solution?

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Hello all,

Recently joined this site and have found many of the discussions on forecasting and reporting software experiences and implementations to be very helpful.

Looking at taking our company (Public, approx. $150M in revenue) off of excel and have identified a few vendors (most of whom I have reached out to already) that seem like strong candidates. 

One solution I have researched but seen very little in the way of user reviews is Longview Solutions. Appears that they partner with Microstrategy which is something we recently implemented from a BI perspective.

Does anyone have experience with this solution? Would appreciate hearing any feedback on implementation, product quality / ease of use, and costing.

Thanks,

Erick Georgiou

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Anonymous
(Director of FP&A) |

Erick,
Our company uses Longview Forecasting and Budgeting tool and I would not recommend this program. It is not very intuititve and requires a lot of maintenance and programming. We also use Microstrategy and regardless of what Longview tries to tell you, the two systems do not work well together. We were sold a product that was supposed to do many things and we have ended having special work arounds and programming to work the way we needed the system to generate anything useful for us. Another reason I would not select Longview again is there are very few IT individuals out there that have heard of Longview so you end up using their employees to do all the programming and the consulting costs adds up. Their IT people are also not the smartest ones out there so you spend a lot of time explaining and reworking to finally get it to work. The implementation for us was very painful and long. They were relatively low intial cost but the concept of "getting what you pay for" is so true. Don't skimp out on a system due to costs. We end up using excel as a work around to pull data from the system to manipulate and generate our reports. Systems I would recommend for budgeting and forecasting would be Hyperion or SAP. Good luck with your search.

Erick Georgiou
Title: VP Planning & Performance
Company: Points International Ltd.
(VP Planning & Performance, Points International Ltd.) |

Appreciate the feedback, thanks!

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