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Blue Line Planning Adds Vanguard Software to Advanced Analytics Solution Set

The IT-integration and management consulting company bolsters leadership in predictive analytics and Integrated Business Planning with the addition of Vanguard IBP, Vanguard Software’s flagship cloud platform.

Cary, N.C. November 11, 2016 – Vanguard Software today announced a strategic partnership with Blue Line Planning to deliver next-generation Integrated Business Planning (IBP) and advanced-analytic forecasting solutions.

Vanguard Software is an advanced analytics software company that develops and sells integrated business forecasting and planning applications globally for sales, operations, finance, S&OP, and enterprise IBP processes.

Blue Line Planning is a system-integration and IT consultancy that markets a cadre of advanced analytics products and solutions to organizations nationwide.

“We selected Vanguard Software as a strategic partner because they bring to the table a combination of best-of-breed analytics and industry-focused, business-user applications,” Says Craig Thier, president and CEO of Blue Line Planning.

Blue Line is an IBM Premier Business Partner for products including Cognos, TM1, SPSS, IBM FSR, Netezza, Websphere, iLog and more.

“As with other top-tier providers, Vanguard offers a best-of-breed partner program with the right resources to help value-add consultancies deliver total enterprise solutions and drive customer success,” Thier said.

As part of the agreement, Blue Line Planning becomes a licensed, Value-Added Reseller (VAR) within Vanguard Software’s newly launched partner program, one of the few, truly partner-focused programs in market.

“I have worked with Blue Line Planning in various roles for close to a decade. They are a highly recognized industry leader with a solid track record of exceeding customer expectations,” says Neal Goffman, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing for Vanguard Software. “We are honored and proud to have such an esteemed brand join our partner program.”

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