The Planning Survey 20 is based on findings from the world‘s largest and most comprehensive survey of planning software users, conducted from November 2019 to February 2020. In total, 1,406 people responded to the survey with 1,211 answering a series of detailed questions about their use of a named product.

In the survey on the use of planning, budgeting, and forecasting software, Planning Analytics once again secured an outstanding set of results.  It secured 21 leading positions in five different peer groups, including 13 top positions in categories which included ‘Planning functionality’, ‘Performance satisfaction’ and ‘Considered for purchase’.   It is very impressive to see that Planning Analytics has consistently been top-ranked in the ‘Considered for purchase’ KPI in all of its peer groups for the last five years – an incredible result.

The BARC survey summarises the results: “IBM Planning Analytics once again achieves an outstanding set of results in this year’s Planning Survey. Convincing ratings in many of its KPIs help to consolidate its position as a global, market-leading planning and analytics vendor that is delivering considerable benefits to its customers. Companies can benefit from using IBM Planning Analytics in terms of increased transparency of planning, improved integration of different sub-budgets and improved integration of planning with reporting/analysis.”