The Planning Survey 21

The World’s Largest Survey of Planning Software Users

The market for planning products is highly competitive. The Planning Survey 21 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 seventh edition, The Planning Survey 21 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 21 is based on a worldwide survey of 1,422 planning users, consultants and vendors from all over the world, conducted from November 2020 to February 2021.

The Planning Survey 21 consists of three key components:

  • The Results

    An overview and analysis of the most important findings and topical results from The Planning Survey 21. 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 21: The Results’

  • The Analyzer

    Gain access to our powerful interactive online tool, enabling you to perform your own custom analysis of the full survey data set from The Planning Survey 21. The survey is so thorough it would be impossible to write about all the results. The Analyzer gives you the opportunity to dig deep into the survey data for yourself and extract the information you need.
    → Find out more about The Analyzer

The Planning Survey 21 is available as part of the BARC Access package.

Featured Planning Products

The Planning Survey 21 features 21 planning products from 20 different vendors, ranging from well known global giants like IBM, Oracle and SAP to a number of smaller planning specialists.

Products covered
Corporate Planner
evidanza MaC
IBM Planning Analytics powered by TM1
Infor d/EPM
macs complete
OneStream XF
Oracle Planning and Budgeting Cloud Service
SAP Analytics Cloud
SAP Business Planning & Consolidation (BPC)
Serviceware Performance (formerly cubus outperform)
Unit4 FP&A
Wolters Kluwer | CCH Tagetik
Adaptive Insights (Workday)