Calumo Group, one of the national sponsors of Microsoft Heroes Happen and Microsoft Partner of the Year, Data Management Solutions, Database Management 2007 have delivered BI and Performance Management solutions for over 12 years. I caught up with Bruce McCarthy, Calumo’s Business Development Director at Adelaide’s 2008 launch. “The most exciting reason for us to be here is SQL Server 2008. The Calumo Performance Management solution is founded on our successful user-driven delivery on hundreds of implementations. We recognised the leaps and bounds Microsoft made with SQL Server 2005 meant that proprietary OLAP databases have had their day. With SQL 2008, features like MOLAP write-back mean the performance we can deliver to our clients just gets better.“ Calumo Group is founded by CA’s and has a Centre of Excellence in Financial Performance Management Solutions. Bruce comments “our ability to deliver our real-time planning, forecasting and predictive analytics is founded on the performance of SQL Server and Calumo is built around the features our clients actually need to be self-sufficient in their budgeting and management reporting - but our real strength is our delivery.” The Group’s Professional Services has technical specialists, and of course, as Gold Partner, MSCE’s, but critically, these specialists are also CPA’s, CA’s, MBA’s with industry experience. This means they can speak the language of both the business and IT. “We have a strong track-record of delivery with the CFO. Leveraging the Microsoft Platform means we also have the buy-in of the CIO.”

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