Save the Date: Column5 Consulting Announces “VIP Experience” Lineup at 2019 EPM Leadership Summit

Nation’s largest gathering of BPC users to feature top industry speakers, next-gen product test drives, hands-on training, and networking at ARIA Las Vegas, Feb. 11-14, 2019.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 4, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Column5 Consulting will host its eighth annual EPM Leadership Summit at ARIA Las Vegas, February 11–14, 2019. The four-day “VIP Experience” will feature best-in-class content and training, expert-led workshops and sessions, presentations from EPM industry thought leaders, and networking opportunities. Next year’s event will also take advantage of the renowned data-driven guest experience provided by ARIA Las Vegas, one of North America’s premier destinations for large-scale, tech-forward conferences and events.

The Countdown has started to the biggest gathering of BPC users in the world.

Whether they seek to improve their legacy systems or leverage next-generation advancements in financial planning and analytics, summit attendees will have an all-access pass to sessions led by Column5, Darwin EPM, SAP (NYSE: SAP), and other top industry experts. In addition to popular annual offerings such as hands-on EPM training, planning & analytics workshops, and panel discussions, the 2019 EPM Leadership Summit will introduce three brand-new sessions to the lineup:

  • The SAP EPM ERP Product Test Drive lets participants sit in the driver’s seat of the latest offerings from SAP, such as SAC, Cloud Analytics, S/4HANA, Leonardo, Digital Board Room, Concur, and other platforms.
  • The BPC Darwin Challenge tests users’ skills as they perform tasks with and without a Darwin Enabled BPC install—and compete for prizes.
  • Stump the Experts offers an interactive opportunity for attendees to pose their biggest EPM challenges to a panel for real-time answers and solutions.

The 2019 EPM Leadership Summit will also highlight Las Vegas’s world-class entertainment options. Plans include a live performance by one of the top bands from the 1980s, an outdoor acoustic concert, and a private suite experience at T-Mobile Arena to see the 2018 Stanley Cup runner-up Vegas Golden Knights.

“Our goal was to make this a can’t-miss event for the unsung heroes of data in the EPM field, BPC users who need to bridge their IT, finance, and business functions,” says Jamie Allen, Director of Global Marketing for Column5 Consulting. “As one of the country’s highest-tech hotels, ARIA was a natural selection for the 2019 EPM Leadership Summit. Our attendees will appreciate a high-touch, high-tech experience throughout the entire week, with in-room and conference-wide technology not found anywhere else on the Las Vegas Strip.”

“Column5 Consulting offers my team unmatched knowledge of the BPC application, along with the best wisdom on how we can leverage it,” says Todd Paulauskas, Financial Information Systems Manager at New Balance Athletics. “The EPM Leadership Summit provides detailed and focused EPM/BPC sessions; I get more value for the time and effort spent attending the Summit than I can anywhere else.”

Details about registration, agenda updates, and complementary events for conference attendees are updated regularly at

About the EPM Summit Series

Column5 Consulting established the EPM Summit series in 2009 to provide resources, education, and networking opportunities for SAP EPM and SAP BPC customers worldwide. The series includes two annual conferences, quarterly educational roadshows, and the EPM Summit Online on-demand platform.

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About Column5 Consulting

Column5’s credo is driving better business through actionable intelligence—it’s a statement that absolutely defines who we are and what we do. Your organization wants to make better decisions, and we provide the EPM tools, talent, and resources to make it happen. What distinguishes us from the pack? For starters, we’re experts with decades and decades of training and experience in the field. But more than that, our clients would say it’s because we take a holistic approach to performance management that optimizes the strategic, financial, and technical efficiency of business data collection, integration, and decision-making. Whether you need basic assessments or enterprise-wide configuration and customization, we can provide the formula to unlock sustainable growth, make you more competitive, and improve your top and bottom line.