I'm with Schwab TD Ameritrade. So, I spent the first 20 plus years at TD Ameritrade and as part of the acquisition of Schwab. So, I've been helping them transfer everything over and with our disparate systems, our ERP system that was on 20 year old technology. The fact that your technology is all batch driven. You had no real time data.
You had no drill down capabilities. It was very hard to use the reporting tool unless you were an expert. It just got to be very hard to do your job. We weren't providing value to the organization and that's what we needed to do. We needed to make a change. The reason we selected Workday, we bought into the power of one fully integrated platform across HCM, across finance, in across our planning and forecasting area.
That system is easy to navigate. It's easy to create your own reports. Even I can do it. And that's saying something. And lastly, they wanted to be our partner, and that's what we wanted. We wanted a partner for the long term. We chose KPMG primarily for three reasons. At the beginning, when we were going through the process of looking for a vendor to work with KPMG came to the table with their powered enterprise solution and that was one of the main reasons we picked them.
The second reason we chose KPMG is they emphasized change management and what it would mean for our whole organization. Just not finance, just not HR. But our entire organization. The final reason we chose KPMG was the fact that they were a great partner. They were there with this the whole way. They wanted us to be successful. Our enterprise is unique to what KPMG brings to the table that kept us on track.
It has built in leading practices in there, which helped us with decision making. It reduced the risk to the project, and that is one of the reasons at the very beginning that sold us on KPMG. None of the other vendors that we dealt with had a tool that was anywhere near that. Also, KPMG is not left us at all either.
They check in with us continually and that was huge because they didn't just walk out the door when our project in it, they were on site for six months after until we really had to start concentrating on the Schwab acquisition. We would have not been successful with our implementation without powered enterprise. They have a layer of reporting called PRISM.
That's where you can marry data from another third-party system with the data in your financial system to produce the outcomes that you want to see. They could drill down to the data whether it's a journal entry, whether it's an invoice, whether it's a PO and they can see who did it, how much it was. That was a huge win for our team.
You can't put a value on having one set of data. I can't emphasize that enough. They've been a partner in this thing from the get-go. They wanted us to succeed and the level of effort they put in to help us succeed was tremendous. They were there late nights, Saturdays, Sundays. And it's been a partnership since day one.
Workday and KPMG were invested in our success.