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Planning and analytics providers in the DACH region and worldwide

Planning is an important element of corporate management to align operational business with strategic corporate objectives. In recent years, not least due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic, the dynamics of markets and competition have increased rapidly and many companies are struggling to keep pace. In particular, corporate planning and forecasting are more essential than ever to cope with increasing dynamics. Well-founded decisions based on current forecasts and data analytics, the efficient evaluation of possible future developments in scenarios and simulations as well as the automation of processes and the relief of planners are becoming massively more important. However, successful corporate performance management (CPM) requires comprehensive planning and forecasting, analytics and business intelligence (BI) functionality.

This year, once again, we have published two editions of this BARC Score: one focuses on the market for integrated planning and analytics products and portfolios in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) while the other presents an overview of the global market. Both analyze the strengths and challenges of all the leading vendors as well as several smaller vendors that often have less visibility, but equally offer outstanding value to their customers.

Our assessment of each vendor is based on data points from The Planning Survey and The BI Survey as well as numerous analyst interactions.

The full reports are available to BARC+ subscribers and can also be purchased individually.

Vendors evaluated

Vendor Included in BARC Score IP&A Global Included in BARC Score IP&A DACH
Board International
Corporate Planning
Wolters Kluwer

(Global and DACH region editions)

Authors: Christian Fuchs, Robert Tischler and Larissa Baier
PDF report: €500
Published: March 31st, 2022

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BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics 2022 chart

Selection of vendors

There are two separate categories of inclusion criteria for this BARC Score: the first is associated with a vendor’s products and portfolios and the other is linked to the financial results relating to those products.

Functionality for planning (including write-back of planning data to a central database and other advanced planning features such as workflows, forecasting and simulation) is the “entrance ticket” to be evaluated in this BARC Score.

Moreover, a vendor has to supply additional functionality for all four of the following analytics technologies in a solution not merely focused on one industry or use case:

  • Formatted reporting
  • Ad hoc query and reporting
  • Analysis
  • Dashboards

In addition, the vendor has to generate a minimum of 20 million EUR in license revenue per year with a significant number of implementations and license or subscription revenues in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) to appear in the DACH edition.

For the global edition, we require that vendors generate a minimum of 20 million EUR in license revenue per year with the evaluated product set in this BARC Score, spread across Europe and at least two additional geographies. Furthermore, the product set must have a significant number of implementations and license or subscription revenues worldwide across different geographies to be considered as global. We consider the following regions as individual geographies:

  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Asia/Pacific

There is no differentiation between on-premises offerings and cloud-based product sets.


The full reports of both BARC Score Integrated Planning and Analytics editions are available to BARC+ subscribers or can be purchased as standalone PDF reports. Contact us to purchase.

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