Why Attend?

The Column5 EPM Summit Program is the only place you will find:

Premium EPM Educational Content

Although Column5 offers a number of free EPM educational resources, we have answered the call from the EPM community who have asked for an enhanced level of content. The Column5 EPM Summit Program offers nearly 200 hours of expanded EPM content in three tracks: Functional, Technical and Executive. The content is carefully designed to expand and intensify from event to event with the ongoing goal of advancing every attendee’s EPM knowledge as the events progress.



Other events feature a few EPM sessions with content presented by multiple SAP partners. In a multiple-partner event, EPM implementation and enhancement experts are not willing to share proprietary IP that can dramatically improve the customer experience. By driving the content for these events, Column5 has the freedom to deliver high-value, premium EPM content that is not available anywhere else.

EPM customers typically pay upwards of tens of thousands in annual maintenance for EPM products. This enhanced EPM educational content can lower your total cost of ownership and make your organization more independent. We believe that quality education is so critical to EPM success throughout your organization that we also offer CPE credit for every live session you participate in.

EPM Solution Benchmarking

Our past Summit attendees continue to tell us that our event gives them benchmarks in both a “big picture” and tactical view. Benchmarking can deliver deep insights about a company’s performance and help you identify gaps and improvement opportunities.

Measuring your solution against your peers’ to gain insights into key performance metrics can be invaluable. This event series allows you to compare your solution with other organizations and best practice scenarios to help you chart your organization’s course.

This year, we are enhancing our benchmarking rewards by inviting all registrants to enhance their return on investment by participating in the 2016 EPM Benchmarking Study. By taking part in this ground-breaking study you will receive a precise measurement of how your organization stacks up to the rest of the EPM community and exclusive data released only at the Summit that you can share within your organization throughout the year.

EPM Community Networking

Column5’s annual EPM Summit Program brings together EPM experts from around the globe who have built a community dedicated to learning and advancing EPM excellence. Although there are a number of associations and events, there is only one event dedicated solely to SAP EPM. Navigating the larger, diluted events and association functions can make it difficult for EPM enthusiasts to find each other and create relationships.

In addition to customers demonstrating EPM Excellence, we will also be joined by EPM product experts from SAP as well as our top resources and implementation partners from around the globe. Everyone you meet online and in Las Vegas is a member of the EPM community and can expand your list of valuable EPM resources and peers.