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The Player Group, founded by Steve Player, was formed in 2001 to provide access to best-in-class advanced knowledge and leadership in the areas of planning, performance measurement and cost management, with specific focus on forecasting and Activity Based Cost Management (ABCM).

The Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) and the Activity Based Management Advanced Implementation Group (ABM SMART) are strategic research and thought leadership partners of the Player Group that evolve leading-edge management concepts into action-oriented implementation plans and results. Beyond EPS Advisors is a strategic alliance that provides planning, performance measurement and cost management solutions for profitability analysis and productivity improvements.

Steve Player is the co-author/editor of five books on Activity-Based Management and currently writes a monthly “Finance Transformation” feature for Business Finance Magazine in which he interviews CFOs from leading organizations on innovative finance and planning processes. Additionally, Steve has served as a monthly columnist on cost management for Controller Magazine. He also serves on the editorial board for the Journal of Cost Management as well as a resource for various publications including Investor’s Business Daily, Financial World, Global Finance, The Dallas Morning News and Journal of Cost Management.

Beyond Budgeting Round Table
The Beyond Budgeting Round Table (BBRT) is a network of member organizations with a common interest in improving planning, forecasting and control, thereby improving overall performance. The BBRT helps organizations learn from world-wide best practice studies and encourages them to share information, past successes and implementation experiences to develop dramatically improved solutions to traditional budgeting constraints.

Activity-Based Management Advanced Implementation Group
The Activity-Based Management Advanced Implementation Group (ABM SMART) is a community of practice comprised of the world’s leading ABM implementers. Founded by The Player Group and APQC in January 2000, the ABM SMART creates a forum where advanced practitioners may continue to learn at an accelerated pace.

Beyond EPS Advisors
Beyond EPS Advisors is a leading global provider of planning, performance measurement and cost management solutions for profitability analysis and productivity improvements.

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