The author is a Business Intelligence / Performance Management Consultant from the USA, that has been in the IT industry for nearly 14 years. He has designed and implemented Cognos BI solutions for major corporations such British Petroleum and General Motors. Over the course of the past four years, the author has utilized the Microsoft BI Tool Suite for Energizer Holdings, Inc. During that period, he focused on the implementation of Microsoft PerformancePoint Server 2007. As of early September 2007, he was one of only a handful of people in the world to implement PPS Planning in a production environment for a Fortune 1,000 company. Since April 2009, he has been leading an effort to transition and integrate the IT systems of an acquired company into the parent corporation in the pharmaceutical industry.