Southwest Airlines selects Clarity Systems to optimize Corporate Performance Management

Leading U.S. carrier to improve corporate planning, budgeting, forecasting

and reporting

Apr 24, 2007, 01:00 ET from Clarity Systems Limited

    TORONTO, April 24 /PRNewswire/ - Clarity Systems, a leader in corporate
 performance management (CPM) solutions, announced today that Southwest
 Airlines has selected Clarity 6 software as a single integrated solution
 for corporate planning, budgeting, forecasting and reporting. After
 evaluating leading corporate performance management software vendors,
 Southwest Airlines ultimately partnered with Clarity Systems because of its
 Excel friendly environment and their desire for a web-based, single suite
 of integrated solutions that will leverage their existing Hyperion Essbase
 investment and streamline their data entry and consolidation processes.
     "With operating revenues of over 9 Billion dollars in a fast paced,
 highly competitive industry, we needed a better financial solution to
 control and integrate our current Excel based financial planning and
 reporting models," said Spencer Van Ness, Senior Director Financial
 Planning, Southwest Airlines. "Clarity Systems did a superb job at
 demonstrating their ability to work with our current operational and data
 structures. From baseline financial forecasting, to what-if analysis, and
 ad-hoc reporting, Clarity Systems' flexibility stood out in satisfying all
 of our business requirements."
     "Clarity Systems looks forward to growing our relationship with
 Southwest Airlines," said Frank Pizzolato, CEO, Clarity Systems. "A leading
 Fortune 500 customer like Southwest Airlines demands a performance
 management solution with a proven track record in serving the needs of
 large, profitable organizations. In providing the industry's only unified
 CPM solution, we're pleased to help Southwest Airlines realize their
 performance management initiatives and help them meet the growing demands
 of their business."
     About Southwest Airlines
     Southwest Airlines (NYSE:   LUV), the nation's largest carrier in terms
 of domestic passengers enplaned, currently serves 63 cities in 32 states.
 Its 64th city, San Francisco, will open in early fall 2007. Based in
 Dallas, Southwest currently operates more than 3,200 flights a day and has
 more than 32,000 employees system wide.
     About Clarity Systems
     Clarity Systems delivers superior CPM software solutions, training,
 consulting, and advisory services for financial budgeting, planning,
 reporting, consolidation, and analytics to a large client base across North
 America and the United Kingdom. With a rich feature set, Clarity 6 is a
 unified application that offers the flexibility, security, and control
 needed to meet compliance requirements, make more informed business
 decisions, and ensure better corporate responsibility. As a Branham 300 top
 100 IT company, Clarity Systems continues to experience a large growth in
 revenue, expand its client base, and lead the industry as the CPM
 solutions' specialist. For more information on Clarity, please visit our
 website at or call us at 1-877-410-5070.

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