We are pleased to announce that on July 11th 2016, the merger was completed between PMsquare’s Australian and Asian businesses and Cornerstone Performance Management. Both organisations are IBM Premier Business Partners with a focus on the Business Analytics solution set. However, the primary geographical focus of PMsquare is in Singapore and the Philippines, whereas Cornerstone has traditionally been focused on the Australian market. PMSquare’s Australian operations will be absorbed directly into Cornerstone Australia in the coming months, whilst the Asian region will retain PMsquare’s branding as part of the Cornerstone Group.
The merged Cornerstone and PMsquare business creates a strong regional player in the Asia-Pacific market, delivering Budgeting & Forecasting, Business Intelligence and Information Management solutions. Piers Wilson and Hamish Dwight from Cornerstone will head up the combined operations, while Carsten Brandt and Jason Rankin from PMsquare will implement Cornerstone’s ambitious growth strategy in Asia. In doing so, they will be leveraging PMsquare’s established footprint and reputation in the region, as exemplified by the SBR International Business Award for Consulting that PMsquare Singapore have received for the third consecutive year.
Piers Wilson, Director Cornerstone Group said: “We are extremely pleased to be joining forces with PMsquare. They have a talented team and combining with them allows us to continue our growth in Australia as well as embark on a more aggressive growth strategy in Asia. Traditionally PMsquare and Cornerstone have concentrated on delivering solutions to different industry segments and regions, so it was a logical step to merge our organisations and take Cornerstone’s solutions to the Asia Pacific market. This dramatically increases Cornerstone’s footprint in the Asia Pacific region and allows us to bring innovative solutions to a broader range of organisations in the region.”
Carsten Brandt added: “Jason and I are very excited to join Cornerstone and continue developing with them an Asian operation with large business opportunities to be delivered from Singapore and the Philippines.”
Cornerstone Performance Management, an IBM Premier Business Partner, provides management and systems consulting services including data warehousing, reporting, predictive analytics, budgeting and forecasting to organisations throughout Australia. Cornerstone delivers industry specific solutions utilising IBM’s Business Analytics and Information Management software and has a customer base of over 100 leading organisations in Australia.
PMsquare is a business consulting company specialising in Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Business Analytics solutions. PMsquare was established in Sydney in 2008 and expanded to Singapore in 2011 and Philippines in 2014. PMsquare provides expert advice around the entire software implementation process from License Reselling, Scoping, Design, Implementation, Training and Project Management. Consistently successful high quality deliveries are the basis for PMsquare‘s reputation in the market as an exceptional solution provider and multiple award winner.
For more information please contact Piers Wilson.