Halo BI and deFacto Global to Link Data Discovery and Financial Reporting

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Halo Business Intelligence and deFacto Global Collaborate on Integrated Finance Solution for Growth Innovation

Halo Business Intelligence (Halo BI) and deFacto Global, Inc. today announced a strategic partnership leveraging the Halo data discovery platform and the deFacto financial budgeting, planning and reporting engine to deliver robust financial analytics embedded in a complete business intelligence platform. Both companies view this agreement as an opportunity to offer their clients a more complete information management product that combines the data management and analytic flexibility of Halo BI with the financial performance depth of
deFacto Performance Management.

Essential to the agreement is a commitment by the companies to collaborate on an integrated finance solution for the Microsoft Dynamics AX and other enterprise markets. Halo BI and deFacto plan to co-develop prebuilt templates and databases specifically for finance departments' reporting and analytics needs. "The industry's best data automation, visualization and predictive platform is a powerful complement to deFacto's enterprise-quality financial performance management suite," said Keith Peterson, Ph.D., chief executive of Halo BI. "Together, we bring a compelling new solution and more complete offering to our customers."

"Our partnership with Halo BI goes far beyond just sales and marketing initiatives," said Bob Bedard, chief executive for deFacto. "It represents our commitment to offer customers a true enterprise-quality, Microsoft technology-based corporate performance management suite coupled with the deep subject matter expertise and experience of our employees."

About Halo Business Intelligence
Halo BI provides radically simple data automation and analytics for better supply chain management. Procurement, inventory, operations, and sales management all require data for better decisions. Halo BI combines data warehouse, data integration, and data quality capabilities for rapid BI deployment and maintenance. Combined with visualization and predictive analytics tools, Halo BI provides pre-packaged applications that deliver new supply chain intelligence. For more information, visit http://www.halobi.com

About deFacto Global
deFacto Global Inc. is a market leading provider of Microsoft-based Corporate Performance Management (CPM) software. deFacto Performance Managment enables businesses to achieve superior financial and operational performance by making the most informed and timely decisions. deFacto offers enterprise-quality budgeting, forecasting, consolidation, analysis and reporting as an on-premise or cloud-based solution. Based in the U.S., deFacto Global Inc. serves customers throughout the world ranging from middle market to large global corporations. For further information, please visit http://www.deFactoGlobal.com.

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