FREIBURG, Germany, Nov. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On its mission to simplify planning, reporting and analysis across the organization, Jedox AG, a leading vendor of self-service planning and performance management solutions, today announced immediate availability of "Jedox 7". The latest software release enables finance professionals to improve data-driven corporate performance management through leaner integrated planning and reporting processes. On top of product innovations like new smart data modeling interfaces and enhanced mobile experience, Jedox 7 also introduces brand-new "Jedox Models" for Profit and Loss, Cost Center, HR and Sales planning - preconfigured business applications to enable a fast start for new users and a solid foundation for growth. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20161129/443581 Jedox Models further shorten time-to-value for users Digitalization transforms the role of Finance from reactive to strategic, making agile planning, budgeting, and forecasting processes with focus on strategic objectives a key imperative. Additionally, a fast and straightforward implementation for financial applications is becoming increasingly important for organizations that want to be agile and differentiate themselves through innovation. When companies are looking to eliminate unnecessary customization, Gartner recommends to " evaluate any preconfigured best-practice templates offered by the vendor or its SI partners as a part of your evaluation as these will be key in implementing best practices in finance." 1 With its new release, Jedox now offers out-of-the-box planning applications that users in the Office of Finance and business departments can easily adapt for their own organization, processes and business needs. The new "Jedox Models" (Profit & Loss, Cost Center, HR, and Sales planning) use proven modeling techniques and industry best practice to easily link financial planning processes with operational planning and sub-budgets. The Jedox Models are available at no additional costs through the new Jedox Marketplace and offer a fast start to integrated planning projects. New modeling engine provides powerful tools for complex application design without coding"Jedox 7 is a true game-changer: Our new models combine decades of hands-on project experience and best practices with advanced Jedox technology. Organizations can improve their planning processes through better collaboration and more accurate results. Additionally, we unified and enhanced our Jedox modeling platform, so that power users can build smarter planning applications in less time," said Dr. Rolf Gegenmantel, Chief Marketing and Product Officer, Jedox. The Jedox Modeler has been completely redesigned for both the Jedox Excel add-in and Jedox Web interface and offers new templates, workflows and mapping functionality. Enterprises with global operations also benefit from new localization options and highly granular security settings within the Jedox platform.