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CheckPoint Consulting, an Oracle Platinum Partner and premier EPM consulting firm, today announced that Oracle has awarded Deanna Sunde, Practice Leader for Planning, Forecasting and Business Analytics at CheckPoint Consulting, with the exclusive distinction of Oracle ACE Associate.

Recognized for their technical expertise, Oracle ACEs contribute knowledge with presentations, webcasts, articles, technical advice, blog posts and tweets. Oracle ACEs have proven expertise through certifications and following the content of an ACE is one of the best ways to stay up to speed with Oracle technology and practices.

Why Deanna is an Oracle ACE Associate

Deanna’s experience encompasses 15 years with Hyperion and four years with Oracle Financials with industry focus in Oil and Gas, Energy, Insurance, Financial Services, Health Services and Entertainment. Deanna holds an MBA in Finance, a B.S. in Economics, is a former CPA and a certified Oracle Implementation Specialist in Hyperion Planning and Essbase. She maintains a blog at and is a frequent speaker at user group conferences.

Over the years, Deanna’s involvement includes participation in Oracle international events such as KScope, OpenWorld and Collaborate. Her leadership and guidance background reflects a wide variety of responsibilities and volunteerism dedicated to Oracle users such as;

  • ODTUG Hyperion SIG President 2013-14 (member BOD 2012-14)
  • Graduate of first ODTUG Leadership Program
  • Leader of the Kscope14 Planning track (committee member Kscope13-15)
  • Kscope13-15 Editor’s choice committee member
  • Host of the Oracle OpenWorld EPM Symposium 2013
  • SROAUG Secretary and BOD member 1998-2003

“I am exceptionally pleased to be recognized by Oracle,” said Deanna Sunde of CheckPoint Consulting. “This further strengthens my commitment to Oracle EPM users and in fostering and promoting best practices and the adoption of Oracle products and solutions.”

“Deanna’s knowledge of Hyperion is well known and she is sought after by organizations seeking to evolve their EPM strategies. She is a consummate professional and CheckPoint leader focused on delivering powerful results" said CheckPoint’s Partner of Application Services, James Kromer. “Deanna’s ACE appointment reinforces our promise to be the premier Oracle EPM partner. CheckPoint’s primary goal is to deliver resources that help make it easier for organizations to implement Oracle EPM. Deanna is a vital contributor to our practice and the Oracle community.”

About CheckPoint Consulting:

CheckPoint, an Oracle Platinum Partner, is a privately held firm focused on providing complete Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence solutions to Global F100 companies. Leveraging over 25 years of extensive expertise in Oracle Hyperion implementations, CheckPoint plays an essential role in finding answers to challenges in Finance, Accounting, Compliance and Governance that large companies face in an ever changing global environment. CheckPoint’s team of highly skilled consultants are multi-certified in all aspects of the Oracle Hyperion suite of products. Further information about CheckPoint is available at