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The Financial Performance Management software market in focus

Performance management refers to processes, methods and tools for planning, steering, controlling and improving an organization’s performance and profitability. It is therefore one of the central management tasks in the organization at strategic, tactical and operational levels. With regard to the management and monitoring of financial results across the organization, financial performance management (FPM) focuses on streamlining financial management processes.

Once again this year, we have published two editions of BARC Score Financial Performance Management: one covers the global market and a localized version examines the market for FPM products and portfolios in the DACH region only (Germany, Austria and Switzerland).

Based on data points from The Planning Survey and The BI Survey as well as numerous analyst interactions, vendors are rated on a variety of criteria, from product capabilities and architecture to sales and marketing strategy, financial performance and customer feedback.

Both the global and DACH reports are available in full to BARC+ subscribers, and can also be purchased as PDFs.

Vendors evaluated

Vendor Included in BARC Score FPM Global Included in BARC Score FPM DACH
Board International
Corporate Planning
Wolters Kluwer

(Global and DACH region editions)

Authors: Christian Fuchs, Robert Tischler and Larissa Baier
PDF report: €500
Published: March 31st, 2022

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BARC Score Financial Performance Management 2022 chart

Selection of vendors

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

To be evaluated in this BARC Score, a vendor has to have a strong focus on providing FPM functionality (not only analytics functionality) and supply at least four out of five technologies from the following list in a solution not merely focused on one industry or use case:

  • Financial planning
  • Financial consolidation
  • Operational planning and forecasting
  • Reporting
  • Analysis

In addition, a vendor has to generate a minimum of 20 million EUR in revenue per year (software revenue) with the evaluated product set in this BARC Score. The product set must have a significant number of implementations and license or subscription revenues in the DACH region (Germany, Austria and Switzerland) to qualify for the DACH edition, or worldwide across different geographies to be considered as global. We consider the following regions as individual geographies:

  • Europe, Middle East and Africa
  • North America
  • Latin America
  • Asia-Pacific

There is no differentiation between on-premises offerings and cloud-based product sets.


The full reports BARC Score Financial Performance Management (Global) and BARC Score Financial Performance Management DACH are available to all BARC+ subscribers, or can be purchased as standalone PDF reports. Contact us to purchase.

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