Quality Carriers Embraces Enterprise Planning and Performance Management with Adaytum e.Planning™

Transportation Leader to Leverage Adaytum for Forecasting and Budgeting


30.Sep.2002, Minneapolis, MN — Adaytum®, the leading provider of enterprise solutions for planning and performance management, today announced that Quality Carriers, Inc., the largest liquid bulk transportation company in North America, has selected Adaytum e.Planning as the foundation of its strategic business planning and performance management initiative.

Operating a fleet of more than 7,500 stainless steel tank trailers, 3,300 tractors, and the industry’s broadest, most complete network of over 100 terminals, Quality Carriers has embarked on a sophisticated program to streamline its planning, budgeting, and forecasting.

Adaytum e.Planning will be a cornerstone of these efforts, initially acting as the platform for a full profit-and-loss budgeting system providing granularity down to the customer level; a forecasting application is slated to follow thereafter. Quality Carriers will also use Adaytum e.Planning to plan revenue by customer and incorporate customer bids into its network revenue forecast.

“We are very pleased to select Adaytum e.Planning for this strategic planning initiative,” said Keith Margelowsky, Quality Carriers’ senior vice president of planning performance. “In our evaluation, we found that only Adaytum had the flexibility to support our sophisticated models and the scalability that will enable us to drive planning to a broader group of plan contributors. This solution will be a linchpin of our company strategy going forward.”

“Adaytum continues to emerge as the ‘best-practice’ choice for enterprise planning and performance management across all industries,” said Guy Haddleton, chief executive officer of Adaytum. “It is a privilege and a distinction to announce this new relationship with Quality Carriers. We look forward to helping them achieve planning and performance management initiatives that deliver breakthrough value to their customers and shareholders.”

About Adaytum
Adaytum provides Web-based enterprise solutions for business planning and performance management that enable a single view of future operating performance. The choice of many leading global companies, Adaytum is headquartered in the U.S., with offices in the U.K., the Netherlands, and Australia, and partners in more than 35 countries worldwide.