Noted Industry Analyst Joins Best Kept Secret - Longview Solutions

John Van Decker formerly with META Group becomes Longview's VP Strategy

May 06, 2005, 01:00 ET from Longview Solutions

    TORONTO, May 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Longview Solutions, a leading software
 developer in the Business Performance Management (BPM) space, announced today
 the appointment of John Van Decker as Vice President, Strategy. John was
 formerly a senior industry analyst covering the financial management,
 compliance and business performance markets for META Group.
     When asked by industry insiders why he chose to join Longview Solutions,
 John said, "Longview is the Performance Management Software market's best kept
 secret. As senior vice president with META, I met many vendors, but few came
 close to delivering the technological depth, integration and sophistication of
 the Longview product. And, Longview's preeminent customer list was the
 validation I needed to confirm that my decision to join was a good one."
     "We've been a quiet company, strongly focused on product excellence," said
 Matt Townley, President and CEO, Longview Solutions. "It is gratifying to know
 that the Longview brand, though not noisy, is attracting the industry's top
     Throughout his four+ years as a leading analyst specializing in Business
 Performance Management, John gained a reputation as industry thought leader.
 Before joining Longview Solutions, John was Senior Vice President, META Group
 responsible for leading META's compliance research area, consolidating
 advisory service, consulting, and research effort. He helped clients with
 solutions for ERP, travel and expense systems, project accounting, balanced
 scorecards, planning/budgeting, credit, collection, and consolidations as well
 as treasury, real estate, and contract management.  Prior to joining META
 Group, John held positions at AT&T, Lucent, and Castrol.
     About Longview Solutions
     Longview Solutions makes Performance Management Finance 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, Strategic Tax, and
 Finance-related enterprise Learning, Compliance and Knowledge Management.
 Since 1995, Longview Solutions has established presence in Toronto, Montreal,
 Calgary, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Jose,
 London, Madrid and Milan. For more information see:
      For further information, please contact:
      Marilyn Schaffer
      Longview Solutions
      T: 905.513.5216
      M: 905.301.8388

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