Strong Solutions for Integrated Planning & Analytics Both in the DACH Region and Globally

PRESS RELEASE – WÜRZBURG, March 2nd, 2020

The Business Application Research Center (BARC) publishes DACH and global editions of “BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics.”

  • BARC evaluates market-relevant integrated planning and analytics software providers in the DACH region and – for the first time this year – worldwide
  • The market for integrated planning and analytics is highly competitive both locally and globally. Customers can expect functionally strong solutions
  • The DACH market is still dynamic compared to 2019: growth, takeovers, management changes and new entrants have been recorded

The analyst firm BARC has published two software rankings for integrated planning and analytics. The fifth edition of BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics (DACH) evaluates market-relevant manufacturers in the DACH market. This year also sees the publication of the first edition of BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics on a global level.

BARC analysts Dr. Christian Fuchs, Larissa Baier and Julia Förth assessed 18 manufacturers for the DACH edition. The international edition highlights 13 software vendors. Both BARC Score publications will be available from March 2nd 2020 at www.barc-research.com/barc-score/

“Advancing digitalization is rapidly shifting the framework conditions for corporate management and control. From predictability, stability and security, business is increasingly moving towards volatility, complexity and uncertainty. Transparency is intended to provide both a view into the past and the direction of future developments in process goals and structures. For this reason, we believe that investment in the improvement of business processes and supporting software solutions is a necessity,” said Dr. Christian Fuchs, Senior Analyst for Data and Analytics at BARC.

BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics chart

Positioning of vendors in BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics global edition (2020), © BARC

The performance level of the manufacturers and the maturity level of their software products has now reached a high level. In addition to a few software generalists such as SAP, IBM, Infor and Oracle, these editions of BARC Score also include many specialized manufacturers such as Adaptive Insights (a Workday company), Anaplan, Bissantz, BOARD, CoPlanner, Corporate Planning, Cubeware, cubus (a Serviceware company), evidanza, IDL, Jedox, Longview, LucaNet, OneStream, Unit4 Prevero and Wolters Kluwer CCH | Tagetik. BARC rates their solution offerings and highlights the strengths and challenges of their portfolios.

BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics DACH features 18 providers, with OneStream being a new addition this year. Over the last 12 months, OneStream has gained a stronger foothold in German-speaking countries and has now qualified as a challenger.

We continue to observe the increasing globalization of many suppliers, who are outgrowing their local markets. In order to shed light on the worldwide market for Integrated Planning and Analytics software, a global edition of BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics is available for the first time this year.

For further information and the complete software evaluations, please click here.

About BARC Score

Since 2015, BARC has been classifying providers of business software in various market segments and economic regions. BARC analysts evaluate each vendor meeting a number of technical and financial criteria according to their “Portfolio Capabilities” and “Market Execution”. Behind these two dimensions lie detailed, weighted criteria that determine the placement of the vendors in the BARC Score chart. In addition, BARC draws on the results of user surveys such as The Planning Survey and The BI Survey.

For a concise overview of the market, all vendors are classified in the BARC Score chart in one of five categories: “Dominators”, “Market Leaders”, “Challengers”, “Specialists” and “Entrants”. For more information on BARC Score and the methodology behind it, please visit:
www.barc-research.com/barc-score/.

About BARC

BARC (Business Application Research Center) is one of Europe’s leading analyst firms for business software, focusing on the areas of data, business intelligence (BI) and analytics, enterprise content management (ECM) and customer relationship management (CRM). The company was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the Chair of Business Administration and Information Systems at the Julius-Maximilians-University in Würzburg. Today, BARC combines empirical and theoretical research, technical expertise and practical experience, including a constant exchange with all market participants.

Contact

For further information, please contact:

Mark Handford
Tel.: +44 (0)1536 772 451
E-Mail: mhandford@barc-research.com