ORLANDO, Florida, May 18 /PRNewswire/ --

- Firm Records Largest Attendance Ever, With Customers Sharing Knowledge of Their Clarity 6 Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Clarity FSR(TM) Unified Financial Governance Implementations

- Keynote Speakers Neil Chandler of Gartner and Zachary Karabell of River Twice Research Highlight Stellar Lineup

Clarity Systems began three days of keynote presentations, customer-presented case studies, new product demonstrations and partner workshops today at Vision:09 - Clarity's worldwide annual users' conference at The Walt Disney World Swan Resort, in Orlando, Florida. In opening the conference, Mark Nashman, President CTO of Clarity, thanked customers for making Clarity a success and expanded on how Clarity will remain a valued partner.

Companies across the globe are facing numerous challenges in governing their financial operations within the context of multiplying business risks and reporting dictates, said Nashman, and with Clarity's solutions, we will continue to help our customers make informed business decisions while complying with all manner of external, regulatory and social responsibility reporting requirements.

Knowledgeable Speakers Highlight Program

Gartner research director Neil Chandler followed Nashman with a keynote address that examined how companies could use CPM applications to better understand where costs reside in their businesses and what drives their profitability. Expanding on this topic, Chandler tied the effects of changes in those drivers and other performance metrics on strategic corporate goals. Chandler, who focuses his research on CPM and business intelligence (BI) strategies and solutions, is based in the London UK Gartner office.

Day 1 was also highlighted by a Special Address by Karl Leigh, Director of BI Partner Strategy Business Development for Microsoft, on the integration of best-of-breed applications into Microsoft's technology platforms, which result in rich information management solutions that gives businesses the information they need to make informed decisions in these turbulent times. He noted that Clarity's solutions leverage existing Microsoft technologies in unique and powerful ways, with the two firms working closely together.

Attendees from the Office of Finance across multiple industries are attending customer-led presentations on varied topics over two days, culminating in a closing keynote by Zachary Karabell, president of River Twice Research and noted media commentator on all matters financial, on Tuesday May 19. Karabell will offer a roadmap for navigating the current economic difficulties and provide insight into winners and losers emerging from the tectonic business shifts shaking the world.

New Versions of Best-Selling Products Introduced

Vision:09 also saw Clarity demonstrating Clarity FSR(TM) 6.5 (http://www.claritysystems.com/News/20090514WFUFGSCF6.5DAV09C.aspx) and Clarity 6.5 (http://www.claritysystems.com/News/20090507CSRC6.5.aspx). The ability of Clarity 6.5 to generate tens of thousands of financial reports per hour; an improved graphical user interface and new, powerful data visualization tools will be 'test driven' by attendees, as will the industry's only unified financial governance solution - Clarity FSR 6.5.

Clarity Systems

Clarity Systems delivers software solutions to the Office of Finance. The company's software helps organisations around the world improve their budgeting, planning, consolidations, scorecarding and management reporting processes, and also automates the external reporting processes required to produce regulatory and statutory reports. Clarity's unified applications help CFOs reduce risk while simultaneously improving operational efficiency. For more information, please visit Clarity's website at http://www.claritysystems.com or call +44(0)2031784038 in the UK or +1-877-410-5070 in North America.

For further information: on Clarity Systems, please contact: Dave Paolini, Communications Manager, Clarity Systems Limited, +1-647-242-1184, dpaolini@claritysystems.com

For further information: on Clarity Systems, please contact: Dave Paolini, Communications Manager, Clarity Systems Limited, +1-647-242-1184, dpaolini@claritysystems.com