De-Risk Your Critical CPM Processes
Support & Managed Services For Your CPM Applications
The need for business continuity is core to
maintaining day-to-day operations
Finance is often dependent on specialist support skills held by a finite number of people in the organisation.
Our portfolio of managed support services can greatly help to reduce internal dependencies and operational risks, and free up your key resources to do what they do best.
What we can offer are Certified Support Specialists who understand the complexities associated with group reporting, planning and forecasting systems.
We apply industry-standard approaches to the management of client applications. This involves a sustain - improve - or replace strategy, ensuring our service levels align with individual business demands.
Support designed to flex with your needs
Application Support - to ensure the availability of your critical business applications
Free up your key resources, reduce risk and keep in step with change. Our Aftercare team is a unique centre of excellence that can augment your internal administrative cover or act as maintenance hubs for all your CPM applications.
We operate a standard 5 day a week dedicated support desk based in the UK, manned with expert, English speaking applications consultants.
Critical Period Cover - giving you real peace of mind when you need it most
Critical Period Cover provides a safety blanket during key reporting cycles. A dedicated consultant is supplied on standby ready to step in to address system issues during critical periods e.g. month end, year end or budget cycles. We can assist remotely or deploy resources on-site. Customers can book specific time periods of cover, which may be outside normal support hours.
Application Management - reducing your costs, managing change & improving efficiency
Our Application Management service offers an out-sourced alternative to in-house CPM applications administration. It provides a cost-effective way of avoiding dependency on limited internal resources and ensures use of industry best practices to keep reporting models current, improve user experience, automate processes, maintain data quality, and apply effective change management controls.
Our client's success is at the heart of all we do
We worked with Concentric throughout our successful implementation ... This enabled our team to plan and ultimately deliver effectively on-time and to budget.
We engaged with Concentric to help us implement a new cloud-based consolidation and reporting platform ... We are delighted with the Concentric team, who demonstrated a very high level of technical expertise, commitment and flexibility to help us achieve our objectives.
Concentric were experts in each area that our project required. They had flexibility and excellent approachability with the ability to operate face to face on multiple sites ... Concentric had the ability to go the extra mile to support in times of urgency or change to project plan.
The upgrade was seamless, with sound advice on hardware requirements. Go live was trouble free and there has been positive feedback from all users.
Concentric are excellent at what they do and the implementation has radically changed our financial reporting processes – for the better!
Atkins had a tight delivery and budget to work with and Concentric were highly approachable and resourceful in ensuring that we met our goals.
The quality of staff and their technical knowledge really is a core strength. They know the products inside out and that’s what you expect from an applications specialist.
The new solutions have markedly improved data quality, streamlined the submission cycle, automated key analyses such as working capital and treasury reporting, and provisioned meaningful reports to key stakeholders. All this has been achieved with minimal increase in Head Office staff despite the business growing exponentially.
In the 4 years I’ve been working with Concentric, they have always been at the end of the phone, very helpful.