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Board impresses in the BARC Planning Survey 2024 for planning, analytics and performance management with three Top Ranks and 26 Leading Positions

Tuesday, 04 June 2024 - London
  • Top Ranked for Ease of Use with 9.1 points in the peer group Integrated Products for Planning and BI & Analytics (average in the peer group: 7.1 points)

  • Leader in Planning Functionality with 9.3 points in two different peer groups (average in peer groups: 7.2 points) and Reporting/Analysis with 9.5 points (average in peer group: 6.9 points)

Board International, a global leader for Intelligent Planning solutions, has once again emerged as one market leading product in the BARC Planning Survey 2024.

From November 2023 to February 2024, the BARC Planning Survey asked a total of 1,272 users about their experiences with planning software. This makes it the world's largest and most comprehensive survey on this topic. The study evaluates respondents' feedback on the selection and use of planning products and presents it according to 33 criteria, including Business Benefits, Project Success, and Customer Satisfaction. The BARC Planning Survey is an evaluation from the field for the field.

With scores of 9.5 for Reporting/Analysis, 9.3 forPlanning Functionality , and 9.1 for Ease of Use , Board scored well above the average in the peer groups. It's no wonder that 97% of respondents are very satisfied with Board and would recommend it definitely or probably to others.

„With three top ranks and 26 leading positions, Board achieves an excellent set of results in this year’s Planning Survey. Leading ratings in KPIs such as Product Satisfaction, Planning Functionality, Forecasting, Ease of Use and Flexibility underline Board’s leading position in the planning software market. Companies can benefit from using Board in terms of better integration of planning with BI/analytics, reduced resource requirements for planning and improved software user satisfaction“, said Dr. Christian Fuchs, Senior Analyst Data & Analytics BARC.

Board has consistently been in the top group for years. For 5 years, Board has occupied one of the top two places in the Product Satisfaction ratings in the Integrated Products for Planning and BI & Analytics peer group.

We are very pleased when customers confirm the performance of our solution, as in the BARC Planning Survey. We are particularly proud of our customers' high scores for Planning Functionality and Ease of Use. Both are critical for companies to plan reliably in these volatile times and make the right decisions to succeed in the future, sagt Jeff Casale, said Jeff Casale, CEO of Board.

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About BARC

BARC is one of Europe’s leading analyst firms for business software, focusing on the areas of data, business intelligence (BI) and analytics. The company was founded in 1999 as a spin-off of the chair of Business Administration and Information Systems at the University of Würzburg, Germany.

Today, BARC combines empirical and theoretical research, technical expertise and practical experience, and a constant exchange with all market participants to provide market-leading research publications, events and advisory.

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About Board

Board Intelligent Planning solutions help over 2,000 organizations worldwide plan smarter, enable actionable insights, and achieve better outcomes. Industry leaders trust Board to unify strategy, finance, and operations through more integrated and intelligent planning, and achieve full control of performance. Partnering with Board, global companies such as H&M, BASF, Burberry, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KPMG, and HSBC have successfully digitally transformed planning processes to build a competitive edge. 

Founded in 1994, and now with 25 offices worldwide, Board is recognized by leading analysts including BARC, Gartner, and IDC.