UK business Bedford Consulting has been selected as the EMEA Regional Partner of the Year by Anaplan, leading provider of software solutions for multiple companies including corporate performance management and operations.
With its headquarters in the US, Anaplan has in excess of 1,000 global customers. As is the case with other vendors, Anaplan has a system that includes a range of partners that support its customers with overall design, build and implementation of their new products.
The annual awards specifically focus on celebrating and highlighting the leading performing partners across the Anaplan network. The main award for the EMEA region went to Bedford Consultancy, a business that specifically works in project implementation and overall business change on the Anaplan platform. Bedford consultancy has its headquarters in London, with additional office locations in Belfast and Dusseldorf.
Neil Doyle, co-founder and chief executive at Bedford Consulting explains that their business was one of the first Anaplan partners within the UK and since then have been involved in a range of implementations with some of the biggest businesses worldwide, completing over 200 projects to date.
Bedford Consulting works mainly with Anaplan in ‘Financial Planning, Analysis, Sales and Operation, Workforce Planning and Financial Consolidation’. Doyle explains that they support clients throughout the entire project process and are greatly involved in the pre-sales stage as well as within project delivery. Doyle believes their long-standing partnership with Anaplan is now really paying off, with the latest award being their second major achievement in the last year. To begin with, Bedford provided support for both Cognos and Anaplan implementations but two years ago decided to work exclusively with Anaplan, transforming into the biggest focused partner within the UK.
The APAC Regional Partner of the Year Award went to QUNIE, a business consultancy supporting the NTT Data Group. Twelve Consulting were named the Americas Regional Partner of the Year and Deloitte was awarded the Global Partner of the Year award.
Ron Dimon, the MD and lead alliance partner for Anaplan at Deloitte US stated that their client uses Anaplan to support improving profitable revenue growth, enhancing operational activity and creating new insights into improving their overall business.
Other leading consultancies that are currently partnered with Anaplan worldwide include Accenture, Bain & Company, EY, PwC and Wipro.