CRGroup Announces New Partnership, Content Collaboration Initiative with EPM Expert Gary Cokins

Partnership with EPM Thought Leader to Provide Valuable Insight to CRGroup Team and Client Community

Online PR News – 13-November-2013 – Ottawa, ON – November 12th, 2013: – Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup), a global provider of innovative solutions that improve business management and performance, is partnering with Gary Cokins, an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and performance improvement systems. Through this collaboration, CRGroup will create an ongoing series on its corporate blog ( focused on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), specifically the integration of strategy execution, methodologies, risk, and analytics in today’s increasingly competitive business environment.

“Working with Mr. Cokins is a natural extension of CRGroup’s vision to be the trusted go-to partner to our clients for help in achieving breakthrough performance and growth. We are committed to delivering practical and cost effective solutions that exceed expectations, through thought leadership and innovation,” said Dr. Vijay Jog, founder and president, CRGroup. “Mr. Cokins is well-known for helping many organizations improve their performance, and we are thrilled to be able to share his knowledge and passion with our clients, employees and extended community.”

CRGroup will publish and promote discussion with a series of blog posts contributed by Mr. Cokins. Mr. Cokins will then work closely with CRGroup to ensure that all questions and commentary provoked by his material are answered as promptly and effectively as possible.

“The partnership with Mr. Cokins underscores our main goal of providing the best information and solutions to our clients to meet their needs today and in the future,” said Dr. Jog. In addition to the collaboration with Mr. Cokins, CRGroup has launched a revamped Web site with new content including a section dedicated to corporate performance management.

“I feel this partnership is a great fit for getting the word out about EPM. CRGroup is an international business solutions and management consulting firm that incorporates a wide range of methods that support and enable business performance improvement programs," said Gary Cokins.

CRGroup specializes in matching and implementing business management systems with client needs to help streamline processes, turn data into decisions, and maximize productivity. By focusing on mid-market to enterprise clients predominantly in Ontario, the Maritime Provinces, and the Northeastern United States, CRGroup has the experience and the expertise to provide solutions specifically catered to clients’ needs.

About Gary Cokins

Gary Cokins (Cornell University BS IE/OR, 1971; Northwestern University Kellogg MBA 1974) is an internationally recognized expert, speaker, and author in advanced cost management and enterprise performance and risk management systems. He is the founder of Analytics-Based Performance Management LLC, an advisory firm located in Cary, North Carolina at . He began his career in industry with a Fortune 100 company in CFO and operations roles. He then worked 15 years in consulting with Deloitte, KPMG, and EDS. From 1997 until recently Gary was a Principal Consultant with SAS, a leading provider of enterprise performance management and business analytics and intelligence software. His two most recent books are Performance Management: Finding the Missing Pieces to Close the Intelligence Gap (ISBN 0-471-57690-5) and Performance Management: Integrating Strategy Execution, Methodologies, Risk, and Analytics (ISBN 978-0-470-44998-1). His most recent book is Predictive Business Analytics (ISBN 978-1-118-17556-9), published by John Wiley & Sons. Mr. Cokins can be contacted at .

About Corporate Renaissance Group

Corporate Renaissance Group (CRGroup) is a global provider of innovative solutions that improve business management and performance. With over 4000 customers, CRGroup has established itself with expertise in business management applications. CRGroup delivers solutions by leveraging their expertise in enterprise resource planning, corporate performance management, business intelligence, financial and costing principles, shared services and employee performance management. CRGroup is headquartered in Ottawa, Canada, with offices throughout Canada, South Africa, India and the United States.