SMRT & Anaplan bag the CFO Innovation Awards in Asia

Singapore – January 8, 2018 – Anaplana leading platform provider driving a new age of connected planning, was selected as a co-recipient of the CFO Innovation Awards 2017 Editor’s Choice Award for “Excellence in Budgeting Transformation” together with Singapore’s local public transport operator SMRT Corporation Ltd. The CFO Innovation Awards, held at the Marina Mandarin Singapore, recognised financial management leaders from throughout Asia.

The CFO Innovation Awards, inaugurated in 2012, recognize Asia’s leaders in all aspects of financial management. Nominated and voted on by the readers of CFO Innovation, the awards provide an opportunity to celebrate excellence and network with hundreds of leading CFOs and their partner suppliers. The annual awards ceremony acknowledges not only chief financial officers and their teams, but also the firms that provide them with the services, support, and technologies that enable their success.

The Excellence in Budgeting Transformation Award was given to SMRT Corporation and Anaplan to recognise a solution that made planning and budgeting faster by eliminating, simplifying, and automating financial and other business processes. The solution was praised for its flexibility and proven responsiveness to rapid changes within SMRT Corporation’s business and macro-economic environment.

“Connected planning is helping SMRT, Singapore’s premier multi-modal land transport provider, to fulfil its mission to deliver a world-class transport service and lifestyle experience that is safe, reliable, and customer-centric,” said Bhavik Vashi, Vice President of Customer Success, Anaplan APAC. “The Anaplan platform is leveraged across many global industries, including several businesses in APAC.” 

“At SMRT, we are always looking for innovative solutions that increase productivity, improve efficiency, and streamline processes,” said Cindy Lau, Group Chief Financial Officer of SMRT Corporation Ltd.  “We are thrilled to receive this award for Budgeting Transformation with Anaplan.”

Cesar Bacani, Editor of CFO Innovation Asia added, “We were impressed by the enthusiasm of SMRT’s finance team for Anaplan’s cloud-based platform. Through the solution, SMRT was able to enhance data integrity, improve timeliness, and streamline overall processes. For these and other outcomes, CFO Innovation honoured SMRT and Anaplan with the Excellence in Budgeting Transformation award.”

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