50 Best Workplaces of the year 2016
A Revolution in Business Management Has Begun: Peloton Group
“Our approach aims to drive results for you by envisioning and delivering high-value and high-quality practical solutions.”
Peloton is a professional services firm specializing in analytics, business intelligence and enterprise performance management. At the core of who we are – the company believes that business analytics is changing the competitive landscape. Companies that are equipped with the right information, have the know-how, and the enabling technology to consistently leverage analytics will gain competitive advantage. Peloton has brought together top industry professionals to offer its clients access to the best smarts and practical know-how within the industry. It strives to be the preeminent firm in the domain of analytics, business intelligence, and enterprise performance management. The company has the capabilities to lead wholesale business transformations – powered by analytics.
Candid Q&A with the Executive
Why was the company set up?
“It is at the intersection of people, process, and technology where the excitement of business transformation begins,” according to Daniello. Peloton was founded on the premise that truly transformative initiatives require a fundamentally different approach to be successful. Companies today face increased difficulties around harnessing the vast amount of external and internal data to better manage the entire value chain of the organization. We strongly believe in using a holistic, transformative approach – addressing the people, process, data, and technology components associated with these challenges, our outstanding team of industry-leading professionals is essential to the Peloton approach.
‘It is difficult to start a venture. But far more difficult to maintain it’ – How would you and your team interpret this saying?
The structure around process and approaches is crucial in maintaining success. Peloton takes immense value in developing and leveraging proven approaches/processes that drive business transformation for our clients and rinsing and repeating instead of recreating the wheel.
How do you and your company contribute to the global IT platform and society at large?
We continue to invest heavily in:
- The latest technologies, both on-premise and in the cloud, to ensure we have hands on-experience with the latest capabilities of the tools that we implement for our clients
- Ongoing training of our people, including certifications in the technology platforms that we support, as well as the softer and business process skills
- Refinement of our envisioning and implementation methodologies, ensuring that our experiential learning and development capabilities remain current with the change in technology and pace of innovation
- Full life-cycle services – envisioning, implementing, and supporting solutions – leveraging a unique combination of process improvement consulting and hands-on technical implementation expertise
What kind of mixed responses have you received from your consumers over the years?
Our clients truly embrace our methodology, Breakaway, because it changes how companies adopt the solutions we help them implement. It drives adoption and results. This has driven us to constantly hone our delivery skills at the people, process and technology level, leveraging lessons learned from each implementation. We built a true learning culture, constantly evolving and improving the way we deliver our solutions and collaborate with our clients.
Here are some of many responses; “Our finance transformation has already generated significant efficiencies and improved our financial and operational planning and reporting capabilities,” said Rich St. Francis, Senior Vice President of Finance at PAREXEL. “We now have faster access to actuals, better insight into performance, and improved forecast accuracy with less effort. Peloton has been a tremendous partner on the journey, bringing not only technology expertise but also process decomposition and change management capabilities critical to this strategic initiative.”
“Hanover’s FP&A transformation initiative reduced cycle times in half while increasing forecast accuracy. Thanks to Peloton’s advisory, technical, and program management expertise, we implemented a robust integrated planning platform that has delivered tremendous value to our organization.” Said Ben Falcon, VP of Hanover Insurance
“I couldn’t be happier with how this initiative has transpired. Oracle PBCS provides the same capabilities that I was accustomed to as a prior Hyperion user, yet in a much more efficient deployment model that fits our needs. The Peloton team really has gone above and beyond all expectations to create a robust set of solutions for us in a very short timeframe. This initiative has been a seamless journey!” said Ed Abell, CFO of Racepoint Global
What do you feel are the reasons behind your product popularity?
Pelotons product popularity comes from its collaborative processes and approaches, the tangible results that they deliver, and the business transformation that is driven through the combination of its people, proven processes, and technology.
Where do you see you and your company a couple of years from now?
Peloton will continue to expand the breadth and depth of our industry specific teams and capabilities in in different areas across the value chain, continue to partner with application solution providers, lead the transition to the cloud and big data, and expand regionally to serve our US-based and Multi-national clients. As the technology landscape changes we will lead the pace of change and be the backbone for forward-looking companies looking to harness the power of analytics.
Meet Guy Daniello
The force behind any successful organization is its people. Focused on building a culture based on inspired purpose and core values, Guy Daniello, CEO and Founder, spearheads Peloton Group with the belief that working with the right people in the right organization can help achieve business results faster. With a clear focus on driving business transformation by leveraging analytics, Peloton Group, a professional services firm headquartered in Boston, MA, specializes in Enterprise Performance Management, Enterprise Resource Planning, Big Data & Analytics, and Cloud solutions.