Press Release

Board confirmed as a Market Leader with the Best Portfolio Capabilities in Integrated Planning & Analytics by BARC

Tuesday, 06 April 2021 - Chiasso, Switzerland and Boston, US

The position was achieved in both the Global and DACH BARC Score Integrated Planning & Analytics 2021

Board International, the #1 Decision-Making Platform provider, continues to achieve excellent results in the Integrated Planning & Analytics scores of the Business Application Research Center (BARC) reaching the highest score in the portfolio capabilities axis which reflects functional and architectural criteria.

Market Leaders are defined by BARC as “well-established vendors that drive strong market adoption, supported by technology innovation and strategic acquisitions, leveraging robust account management as well as a solid track record.”

Vendors are evaluated on two dimensions: ‘Portfolio Capabilities’ and ‘Market Execution’. Each represents one axis on the BARC Score. Ratings are determined using a combination of scores for capabilities such as planning and forecasting, ease of use for business users, portfolio evaluation, product strategy, and customer satisfaction.

The report's overall description of Board called out the following strengths:

  • Flexible, fully web-based CPM and analytics product with tightly integrated system architecture of proprietary multidimensional in-memory database and front end.
  • Graphical and coding-free development environment for business power users to create tailored CPM and analytics applications.
  • Comprehensive planning, budgeting, and forecasting functionality for all kinds of planning approaches (top-down, bottom-up, or combinations).
  • Customers can implement various workflow-based planning topics on one common platform with different aggregation levels for an integrated corporate planning approach.
  • The company is strongly focused on growth, internationalization, and innovation.


“I am delighted with this latest BARC Score positioning, which I believe reflects the success we are seeing in the market,” comments Andrea Alfieri, CMO of Board International. “Increasingly unpredictable trading environments have made it essential for organizations to plan, budget, and forecast more rapidly, frequently, and flexibly than ever before. It is here that a comprehensive solution like Board can make a substantial difference to a company’s performance.”

Download your complimentary copy of the Global BARC Score Integrated Planning and Analytics 2021 report.


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.

About Board 

Board is the #1 Decision-Making Platform. Founded in 1994, Board enables people to have a transformative impact on their business, helping them to intuitively play and create with data in a flexible, all-in-one decision-making platform. By unifying Business Intelligence, Corporate Performance Management, and Predictive Analytics, the Board platform allows companies to produce a single, accurate, and complete view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Thanks to Board, global enterprises such as Coca-Cola, Ricoh, KPMG, Puma, Siemens, and ZF Group have deployed end-to-end decision-making applications at a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.