Integrated Business Solutions

Transforming Planning & Analysis in Finance & Operations

BetterVu was founded with a view to bringing best and emerging practices in performance management to innovative organizations seeking integrated business solutions.

We are a firm of experienced business consultants, with deep expertise in Performance Management including planning, forecasting, costing and profitability. Our focus has always been the linkage between operational and financial management – long before anyone was talking about Integrated Business Solutions. We became an Anaplan Partner in 2013 because it was a tool that finally allowed us to deliver on the practices that we’ve been gathering, synthesizing, and promoting. So unlike other firms, we put business methods first and then enable our solutions through software. Our team reflects this strategy – experienced practitioners who have become highly proficient in the use of Anaplan as an enabling technology for the processes where we have business expertise.

Over the years, we've expanded to cover a broad set of use cases that extends into the full suite of financial and operational measurement and management, with a focus on delivering integrated business solutions based on Anaplan


Proudly an Anaplan Partner

We have been an exclusive Anaplan partner since 2013.  Our solutions cover a broad range of applications for Finance, Sales, Operations and Human Resources, with a growing library of Apps on Anaplan's App Hub.

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Our Team

We've assembled a team of experienced practitioners that bring a combination of business and technical skills to every client engagement and help us in continually pushing the envelope and extending the art of the possible. In addition to our dedicated team, where needed, we partner with a network of other specialized associates to provide additional capabilities in specialized areas.  

Our team is geographically dispersed across the US and Canada.
 

Members of Team BetterVu @ Anaplan Hub16

Members of Team BetterVu @ Anaplan Hub16

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Mitch MAX - founder, practice leader

Mitch brings over 25 years of experience in costing, planning and forecasting in multiple industries to each client situation.

He particularly enjoys taking best practices from one industry and bringing it into another. He has over 20 years of performance management experience in Financial Services and as an Anaplan Certified Solutions Architect and Master Anaplanner is building on that knowledge with new experiences in healthcare, technology, service and retail sectors. His current focus is in developing improved planning and financial management capabilities for the Chief Information Officer in large and complex organizations. Mitch recently began lecturing in Operations Management for the Rotman Management School (MBA program) at the University of Toronto. When not working, Mitch loves to unplug and relax with family and friends at his cottage in Northern Ontario.

 
John Czimbal

John - solutions architect

John is a seasoned consultant with over 18 years experience designing and implementing business planning solutions.  He is an Anaplan Certified Solution Architect.

John has proven expertise in financial modeling and analysis as well as rolling forecast methodologies. He has a keen ability to analyze client requirements and translate them into powerful applications that drive organizational performance. When not working John enjoys skiing in the Adirondacks, near his hometown of Saratoga Springs, NY.

 
Darryl Wood - Anaplan forecasting and business analysis solutions specialist

Darryl - rapidABC general manager

Darryl designed and now serves as general manager over BetterVu’s state-of-the-art Activity-Based Costing platform (rapidABC) where he is responsible for client support and continuing evolution of the platform. Darryl lives in Nashville. He loves the natural beauty of Tennessee. When he is not working, he will be found outdoors hiking or riding his bicycle.

 

Blake - senior consultant

Blake brings over 25 years of business proficiency, 17 years as an Enterprise Architect in OLAP design consultancy, and several years of financial planning and accounting background with strong knowledge and hands-on experience in planning, reporting, and consolidation business processes. 

He is adept at leading business teams through the process of translating current financial and planning practices into efficient best practice data model design and procedures.  Blake is a sports enthusiast who also enjoys being on the water and motorcycle rides on back country roads.

 
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Bob - senior consultant

Bob brings over thirty years of experience in cost and performance management as a consultant and manager in a variety of industries

Initially, Bob spent 20 years in line management and financial support for a NE based electric and gas utility serving 2.5 million customers. Subsequently Bob moved to consulting where his deep management experience supported practical application of conceptual ideas and programs in ways that achieved client objectives. More recently Bob has worked in the Financial Services sector supporting cost and profitability modeling, analytics and forecasting. In his leisure time Bob enjoys spending time working on his property in the hills of western NJ and in the kitchen preparing meals for his growing family.