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Board International recognized as a Representative Vendor in 2021 Gartner Market Guide for Cloud, Extended Planning and Analysis Solutions

Thursday, 02 September 2021 - Chiasso, Switzerland and Boston, US

Board is included in Gartner’s first Market Guide for Cloud xP&A Solutions, by Robert Anderson and Greg Leiter

Board International, the #1 Decision-Making Platform provider, today announced that it has been included in the 2021 Gartner® Market Guide for Cloud, Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A) Solutions.

According to Gartner “xP&A is the evolution of planning, combining financial and operational planning on a single composable platform. It “extends” traditional FP&A solutions focused solely on finance into other enterprise planning domains such as workforce, sales, operations and marketing.”

This Gartner Market Guide report states, “Cloud xP&A heralds a transformation of financial planning and analysis via a single platform with the integration and services needed for finance and business teams to collaborate. Application leaders should use this market guide to match their organization’s requirements to vendor capabilities.” [1]

Board helps customers transform their planning, budgeting and forecasting processes, combining strategic, financial, and operational planning on a single platform. Board enhances the planning process by including Business Intelligence and Predictive Analytics for a truly comprehensive xP&A solution.

“We are excited to be part of the Gartner Market Guide for Cloud, Extended Planning and Analytics Solutions,” said Maurizio Carli, CEO of Board International. “We have been pioneering the platform approach to planning for a very long time, combining financial and operational planning in a single environment. We’re pleased to see that Gartner has recognized the value and completeness of our Cloud FP&A solution.” 

Many customers have already benefited from deploying Board. Toyota Motor Europe (Case Study) has used Board to create a standardized approach across all 40 companies within the Group. Now, financial reporting and variance analysis, P&L generation, five-year CAPEX planning, and scenario modeling are conducted in one, unified solution. Hapag-Lloyd (Case Study), one of the world’s leading logistics companies, required transparency and collaboration amongst various teams.  Granarolo (Case Study), Italy’s leading milk and dairy group, chose Board to unify its strategic, financial, tactical, and operational planning & controlling processes with analytics capabilities in a single environment. 


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[1] Gartner, “Market Guide for Cloud, Extended Planning and Analysis Solutions”, Robert Anderson, Greg Leiter, 29 July 2021


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Board is the #1 Decision-Making Platform. Founded in 1994, Board International enables people to have a transformative impact on their business, helping them to intuitively leverage their data in a flexible, all-in-one environment. By unifying Business Intelligence, Planning, 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 H&M, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KPMG, Puma, and Sony have deployed end-to end decision-making applications at a fraction of the time and cost associated with traditional solutions.