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MDS ap Joins EPM International to Create Expanded Global Force in Enterprise Performance Management (EPM)

Dubai, UAE, 14th January, 2015. MDS ap today announced it has joined the network of independent Performance Management consultant’s known as EPM International. EPM International, a unique network of consulting organisations who focus exclusively on Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) and associated Financial Transformation.

The EPM International network is based upon trusted long term relationships and a track record of delivering successful cross-border projects with multi-national teams. The members have common values, shared focus on Finance and EPM and pool their intellectual capital, research, resources and methods, to increase sustainable value for their clients. EPM International’s collaborative thought leadership, agile resourcing model, and deep expertise in EPM enables it to create project teams able to deliver some of the world's most transformational EPM projects.

MDS ap has multiple consultants located across the MENA region and is one of the Middle East region's largest specialist Analytics and Performance Management consultancies working with SAP’s EPM solutions. EPM International has over 500 consultants focused on Enterprise Performance Management in eight European and North American countries including Germany, Great Britain, Switzerland, Austria, Portugal, the USA and Canada. MDS ap membership of EPM International brings access to a wealth of additional skills, research and services to benefit MDS ap existing clients in the Middle East region.

EPM International members are highly specialized in the EPM space and share a strong and singular dedication to improving EPM processes and systems. EPM International provides a depth and breadth of capability and resources that any systems integrator would envy.

Tony Achkar, Managing Director Managing Director MDS ap, said “We are very excited to become a part of the EPM International network. Enterprise Performance Management is an area of significant growth and growing importance for corporate Enterprises in the Middle East and North Africa Region. Our membership will allow us to accelerate this growth by providing access to world leading research in Enterprise Performance Management and additional experts in EPM processes and systems and will also enable us to support EPM initiatives across the region and beyond”.  

David Jones, Managing Director, Column5 Consulting EMA and Executive Board member of EPM International commented, “EPM International is really pleased to add Middle East representation through the membership of MDS ap. This turns EPM International from the leading European and North American EPM consulting practice into a much more global EPM consulting practice. We expect to work closely with MDS ap to win further significant EPM engagements in the Middle East and to exploit across the EPM International network the particular strengths that MDS ap brings to our team.” 

About MDS ap

MDS ap helps customers run their businesses better leveraging technology from SAP and other best of breed industry solution providers. We offer high quality and professional services delivering world-class integrated solutions including Data Management, Enterprise Performance Management (EPM), Group Finance, Business Analytics and Multi-Channel Banking Solutions.  MDS ap is part of the Midis Group, we maintain twelve offices across the Middle East, North Africa, Turkey and Central Eastern Europe. For more information on MDS ap please visit: 

About EPM International

EPM International is the only global integrated Enterprise Performance Management (EPM) consulting network. EPM is an umbrella term that describes all of the processes, methodologies, metrics and systems needed to measure and manage an organizations performance. The EPM International members are six leading EPM consultancies with operations in eight European and  North American countries and over 500 consultants, working with many diverse companies across multiple industries including some of the world’s largest multinational corporations. The members of EPM International are: Column5 Consulting Group, (USA, UK and Canada), ifb group (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Luxemburg, USA), ValorGest (Portugal) and Capacent (Sweden, Norway, Finland), MDS ap (Middle East and North Africa).

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