IBM “top-ranked” in 20 KPIs in BARC survey, including usability

The Business Application Research Center (BARC) recently examined solutions for planning, budgeting and forecasting in what it called “the world‘s largest and most comprehensive survey of planning software users.” BARC reported on its findings in The Planning Survey 17.

In the BARC survey, IBM Planning Analytics was “top ranked” in 20 different KPIs, including planning functionality, business value, flexibility, product satisfaction and more. BARC found that “convincing performance” was one of the main reasons why customers chose Planning Analytics: “Its in-memory database is clearly capable of handling large data volumes as well as large numbers of users, leading to a top rank in all of its peer groups, outpacing other big competitors…”

But again, usability KPIs are those that probably mean the most to users and IBM Planning Analytics was top ranked in customer satisfaction and ease of use. BARC said, “With its Excel user interface, customers confirm that Planning Analytics is easy to use, compared to other software generalist’s tools. As a result, IBM is top-ranked for ease of use in [its] peer group.” No wonder that “83 percent [of Planning Analytics customers] say they would probably or definitely recommend Planning Analytics to other companies.”

Read BARC’s The Planning Survey 17.

Why not take a look at Planning Analytics for yourself?