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What BARC The Planning Survey 18 had to say about IBM Planning Analytics

Leading software industry analysts Business Application Research Center (BARC) recently released The Planning Survey 18, their annual report based on “the world‘s largest survey of planning software users.” IBM Planning Analytics scored extremely well in 25 key performance areas and led 13 more.

In short, customers love using the solution for a range of complex corporate planning applications, it’s used frequently often and within budget, and there’s nothing like it when it comes to scenario analysis.

Here are a few extracts from the report:

Ease of use

“Easy-to-use capabilities for creating content (e.g., modeling, templates) in a familiar environment”
“With its Excel user interface, customers confirm that Planning Analytics is easy to use compared to other enterprise software vendors’ planning tools.”

Planning functionality

“For building individual, complex business logic for planning applications, Planning Analytics provides functionality for various planning tasks and use cases.”

Business value

“Compared to its rivals, the level of implementation satisfaction as well as the frequency of projects completed on time and on budget is high…”

User experience

“As a flexible planning and OLAP analysis product, Planning Analytics can be used to address several use cases in a range of industry sectors. Coupled with easy-to-use Excel-based functionality, Planning Analytics clearly wins over many of its customers.”

Simulation & scenario analysis

“Simulation and scenario analysis are a strength of Planning Analytics.” The solution “ranks top for ‘Simulation & scenario analysis’ in all of its peer groups.”

The report describes Planning Analytics as a “flexible, feature-rich planning and OLAP analysis product, based on a high performance and scalable in-memory [IBM TM1] technology.”

Get the BARC 2018 report here!

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