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Planning and Business Intelligence  in Germany, Austria and Switzerland

Planning is an important element of management control to align operational business with strategic corporate objectives. As well as specialist software for planning, successful planning processes also require comprehensive business intelligence (BI) functionality.

This BARC Score focuses on the German-speaking planning and business intelligence (BI) market in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) and analyzes the strengths and challenges of all the leading vendors as well as many 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 report is available to BARC Access subscribers.

Selection of vendors

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

Functionality for planning is the entrance ticket to be evaluated in this BARC Score. This functionality should include write-back of planning data to a central database as well as other advanced planning features like workflows and simulation.

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

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

In addition, the vendor has to generate a minimum of 3 million EUR in license revenue per year with the above product set in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

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