Vienna/Munich, November 7, 2019 – Alexander Hein, Founder and CEO of the Austrian smartPM.solutions GmbH with headquarters in Vienna and subsidiaries in Munich and London, has every reason to celebrate: Alexander Springer, co-founder of the Business Intelligence (BI)- and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) provider Prevero, and its CEO for more than 20 years until it was sold to Unit4, has now joined smartPM.solutions as a non-executive partner and as a private investor. A win-win situation for both parties, since smartPM.solutions offers global Unit4 Prevero implementation and training support and sells AI-powered applications built on the Unit4 Prevero and Microsoft software stack. smartPM.solutions cover Go-to-Market Planning, Marketing and Sales Performance Management as well as Sales & Operations (S&OP) Support and Integrated/Connected Business Planning.
Prior to founding his own company, Hein worked for more than 15 years as Managing Director of the Austrian Prevero subsidiary and was responsible for the international business development. Throughout this time period, Prevero grew from a company of 20 to roughly 250 employees. During this time, they have developed an excellent personal and professional relationship and gained deep insights into the current CPM market. As non-executive partner, Alexander Springer will not hold an operative management role, but will act as an executive coach, especially focusing on sales and business development.
Back to the roots
Hein: `It’s a pleasure and an extraordinary honor to work with Alexander Springer again. Hardly anybody knows the needs and requirements of users in the entire field of performance management and integrated business planning as well as he does. This knowledge combined with his many years of sales expertise will be 100% beneficial to our customers.’ To some extent, as Hein says, it’s `going back to the roots’, since the co-founder of Prevero has the chance to work with his own products again. He is looking forward to the renewed cooperation with Springer and to the growth and expansion of his company.
Alexander Springer has a similar perception of the future collaboration and growth potential: ‘Alexander Hein and I have been working together closely for nearly 20 years – I know how he works and that he is always open for new challenges. The impressive growth of smartPM.solutions from 5 to more than 20 CPM experts in one year struck me right away. His team has – altogether – successfully delivered more than 400 Prevero projects.’ In his business network Alex Springer sees a lot of prospects for smartPM.solutions: ‘After all these years of business development and market share growth I see a lot of opportunities for a CPM company focusing on AI support for finance and S&OP departments.’
SmartPM.solutions offers intelligent, completely integrated Sales- and Corporate Performance-Management-Solutions and supports sales-driven companies in the fields of Integrated Business Planning, analysis, forecasting and reporting. Based on the technologies of Unit4 Prevero and Microsoft and by using Artificial Intelligence smartPM.solutions develops innovative products and solutions helping clients to monitor and control all areas of a company and therefore allows for the concentration on high-priority tasks. Simultaneously, smartPM.solutions acts as a global implementing partner of Unit4 Prevero and a value-added reseller. A very experienced consulting team and more than 400 successfully delivered projects guarantee for very short implementing times of just a few months. Customers of the globally acting company are e.g. Addiko-Bank, Austrian Institute of Technology, City of Stockholm, Helbling, Hirtenberger Group, Kirchdorfer Industries, Lürssen, Pfeiffer Holding, City of Dortmund, Square Enix as well as Villeroy & Boch.
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