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Driving Business Transformation through Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Performance Management, Business Analytics Solutions: Peloton Group

“Start not with ‘what and where’ but with ‘who’—get the right people on the bus and the right people in all the key seats.”
Jim Collins, Good to Great

The force behind any successful organization is its people. Focused on building a culture based on inspired purpose and core values, Daniello 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, Big Data & Analytics, and Cloud solutions.

Peloton Group works with clients to get the right information, to the right people, at the right time. Peloton Group is effective at aligning an organization’s strategic goals and objectives with applications and solutions in the areas of Planning & Budgeting, Financial Close & Reporting, and Big Data & Analytics. The firm provides management and information technology advisory, implementation, and managed services. “Our ultimate goal of a business transformation initiative is to ensure tangible business impact for our clients. Our outstanding team of industry-leading professionals are essential to the Peloton Group approach,” adds Daniello.

Industry Expertise
Peloton Group’s unique industry-tailored services span across six verticals, including Life Sciences, Retail, Insurance, Financial Services, Manufacturing, and Aerospace and Defense. Passionate about delivering great value to its clients the success stories of Peloton Group speak volumes about their expertise in these industries.

Envisioning the possible with value-added services
Daniello adds, “Leading organizations are looking to reduce costs and optimize performance. Peloton Group Finance Assessments leverage best practices from world-class organizations to define what changes in the areas of people, process, and technology are needed. We actively engage all stakeholders to define the future state and structure a clear vision and well-defined roadmap to success.”

Peloton Group’s implementation methodology, Breakaway™, is a proven, innovative approach to designing, developing, and implementing Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Performance Management, Big Data & Analytics solutions. The Peloton Group team partners with clients throughout the transformation program to drive results—the methodology drives the process improvement, technology implementation, and change management processes through active client participation, innovative visual design, and experiential learning that reduces implementation risks, increases adoption, and maximizes the client’s investment.

Throughout the process, Peloton Group leverages its state-of-the-art Peloton Performance Center, which hosts the latest applications and engineered systems. This enables Peloton Group to model potential design options for clients by
bringing a solution to life and testing alternative approaches, iterating through options and prototyping key functionality.

Client Testimonials
“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 has gone above and beyond all expectations to create a robust set of solutions for us in a very short time frame. This initiative has been a seamless journey!”  – Ed Abell, CFO, Racepoint Global

“Peloton Group made the transition to the cloud seamless thanks to their knowledgeable resources and collaborative implementation approach. Through our finance transformation initiative, we have simplified administrative tasks, streamlined business processes and reduced system downtime, which has led to a faster planning cycle and easier reporting during the close process.” – Charles Allen, Director FP&A, Ariad Pharmaceuticals

“We provide Advisory, Implementation, and Managed Services: Advisory Services – enable our clients to envision what is possible; Implementation Services – design and build solutions leveraging on-premise and cloud applications to drive business value; Managed Services – support our clients to focus on their core business by providing application and infrastructure maintenance. Our team of business and technology professionals guide our clients along the journey.”

Guy Daniello, CEO & Founder

PAREXEL, an international, premier provider to the biopharmaceutical and medical device industries needed to modernize the finance function to support its rapid growth. To drive this initiative, PAREXEL engaged Peloton for a Finance Transformation initiative, focused on key financial and operational processes, leveraging new enabling technology, and empowering the finance team to learn new skills.

“Our finance transformation has already generated significant efficiencies and improved our financial and operational planning and reporting capabilities,” said Rich St. Francis, 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.”

“Our ultimate goal of a transformation initiative is to drive end-user adoption and tangible results. Having a clear vision of the end result and a collaborative process to achieve those results is essential.”