Baylor University and Longview Solutions Announce New Alliance Agreement

Longview Solutions Partners With Baylor University to Provide Financial

Modeling, Budgeting and Reporting Software

Jul 30, 2004, 01:00 ET from Longview Solutions

    PHILADELPHIA and TORONTO, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Longview Solutions, a
 developer of Performance Management Software, today announced an alliance with
 Baylor University to offer a new level of financial modeling, budgeting
 preparation and financial reporting to the higher education marketplace.  This
 alliance brings together one of the premier higher education institutions in
 the nation with one of the premier suppliers of world class financial
 management software.  The focus of this alliance will provide Baylor
 University with enhanced capabilities to increase productivity, reduce costs
 and improve the overall efficiency within their financial reporting areas.
 "A key reason we selected Longview's solution was its highly sophisticated
 modeling capability," said Van Gray, PhD and AVP, Strategic Planning, Baylor
 University.  "Though some of Longview's competitors offered out-of-the-box
 modeling features, we required the deep financial intelligence, flexibility
 and freely configurable modeling capabilities embedded within the Longview
     "Another reason for selecting Longview to support this key strategic area
 within Baylor University was Longview's pricing model," said Bud McGregor,
 Assistant Vice President and Budget Director, Baylor University. "Their
 Enterprise pricing model, which prices by the business process as opposed to
 traditional concurrent user-based pricing, is a welcome change in an
 environment where we plan to launch with 400 users and will significantly
 increase this number as we take advantage of Longview's superior
     "This is an exciting alliance for us," said Richard Lohrman, Area Vice
 President, Longview Solutions.  "We have a keen focus on higher-education and
 we are excited with the prospective value we can bring to Baylor University as
 our integrated, single application supports the online, real-time modeling for
 enrollment/retention, tuition rates/revenue, financial modeling/goal seeking
 and budgetary prep.  Our goal is to help the higher-education community to
 leverage their ERP and financial systems investments with our solutions'
 ability to extract data in a meaningful way for modeling and analysis."
     About Baylor University
     Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas and affiliated with the Baptist
 General Convention of Texas, Baylor is the oldest institution of higher
 learning in the state.  While remaining true to its heritage, Baylor has grown
 to almost 14,000 students, and its nationally recognized academic divisions
 provide 164 baccalaureate degree programs at the undergraduate level.  The
 University also offers 23 master's degrees with 74 programs of study, one
 educational specialist and 19 doctoral degree programs through the Graduate
 School plus the juris doctor through the Law School and the master of
 divinity, master of divinity/master of music and doctor of ministry through
 George W. Truett Theological Seminary.  The 735-acre campus is located on the
 banks of the Brazos River in Waco, Texas, a metropolitan area of
 200,000 people.
     About Longview Solutions
     Longview Solutions makes Corporate Performance Management software that
 many of the world's most respected companies use to drive performance with
 speed, visibility and financial integrity. Our technology platform supports
 the diverse needs of the CFO with business processes including Management
 Reporting, Planning, Budgeting, Forecasting, Consolidation, Tax, and Finance-
 related enterprise Learning, Compliance and Knowledge Management. Since 1995,
 Longview Solutions has established presence in Toronto, Montreal,
 Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose, London, Madrid
 and Milan. For more information see:
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