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The World’s Largest Survey of Planning Software Users

The market for planning products is highly competitive. The Planning Survey 18 reveals the strengths and challenges of many of the leading vendors in the space as well as a number of smaller vendors — some regional and some relatively new to the market — many of which offer outstanding value to their customers.

Now in its fourth edition, The Planning Survey 18 also provides a detailed quantitative analysis of why customers buy planning tools, what they use them for, the everyday problems that users experience with the tools and how successful they are.

The Planning Survey 18 is based on a worldwide survey of 1,465 planning users, consultants and vendors from 55 different countries, conducted from November 2017 to February 2018.

The Planning Survey 18 consists of two key components:

  • The Results

    An overview and analysis of the most important findings and topical results from The Planning Survey 18. This report covers aspects of the tool selection process, levels of satisfaction, the challenges faced by users and a look at some of the key market trends such as cloud-based planning and predictive planning. It also provides advice to buyers of planning software and users of existing solutions based on the results of our analysis.
    → Find out more about ‘The Planning Survey 18: The Results’

The Planning Survey 18 is available as part of the BARC Access package.

Featured Planning Products

The Planning Survey 18 features 17 planning products from 16 different vendors, ranging from well known global giants like IBM, Oracle and SAP to a number of smaller planning specialists.

Product name
Corporate Planner (CP-Suite)
Cubeware Solutions Platform C8 (CSP C8)
evidanza MaC
IBM Planning Analytics (formerly IBM Cognos TM1)
IDL CPM and BI-Suite
Infor BI
Jedox Suite
macs complete
OneStream XF
Oracle Hyperion Planning
SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC)
SAP BW Integrated Planning (BW-IP)
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