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The Planning Survey 16: The Results

A PDF report detailing the key findings from The Planning Survey 16, supplemented by expert analysis.

The Planning Survey 16 is available as part of the BARC Access package.
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The world’s most detailed survey of planning software usage

The Planning Survey 16

The Planning Survey 16 attracted 1,245 responses from which 1,110 gave detailed information on real-world experiences of selecting, implementing and using a planning product.

The Results report provides you with well-designed charts and insightful analysis on the many highlights from this year’s survey.

Planning users share their experiences

The Planning Survey 16 reveals how organizations are selecting, implementing and using planning tools across the world. Topics covered in this report include:

  • Planning software use cases
  • Comparisons between Excel and specialist planning tools
  • The business benefits derived from using planning products
  • Product selection approaches
  • Why companies are purchasing planning tools
  • The optimum length of planning projects
  • Product satisfaction by product
  • The challenges of using planning software

Current trends in planning

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Our survey questionnaire was also designed to gauge end-user feedback on current hot topics and technologies in the planning market, revealing present adoption levels and future plans across a number of exciting trends such as:

  • Integration of different sub-budgets and financial planning
  • Self-service planning
  • Value driver-based planning
  • Mobile BI/Planning
  • Planning in the cloud

Buyers of ‘The Planning Survey 16: The Results’ report also receive documentation detailing the methodology behind The Planning Survey 16, with further information on the demographics of the sample, the products analyzed, the product groupings (peer groups) and the measures used to rank the products (KPIs).