Board International still Market Leader in BARC Score for Integrated Planning & Analytics DACH 2024

Thursday, 28 March 2024

March 28, 2024 – London, UK

Board International, a global leader in enterprise planning solutions, is rated as Market Leader for the sixth successive year in this year’s BARC Score for Integrated Planning & Analytics, achieving the highest score in the portfolio capabilities axis which reflects functional and architectural criteria.

The BARC report defines Market Leaders as “well-established vendors that drive strong market adoption, supported by technology innovation and strategic acquisitions and by leveraging robust account management and a solid track record. Their portfolio enjoys high brand awareness in the market and covers an extensive range of technologies and services […]. Market Leaders typically have a large market share, making them a viable contender in almost all implementation scenarios.”

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, budgeting 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 planning and performance management platform with tightly integrated system architecture of proprietary multidimensional in-memory database and front ends.
  • Graphical no-code development environment for business power users to create tailored planning and performance management applications.
  • Comprehensive planning, budgeting and forecasting functionality for all kinds of planning approaches (top-down, bottom-up or combinations of both). Customers can address various workflow-based planning topics on one common platform with different aggregation levels (e.g., strategic, financial and operational planning) for an integrated business planning approach.
  • Complementary, comprehensive capabilities for BI and analytics including dashboards, reporting and analysis with a rich portfolio of visual objects. AI-and ML-augmented planning and decision support based on the platform’s own capabilities, native R integration and third-party ML services integration to execute AI/ML algorithms

We are delighted that BARC has confirmed Board's high rating in the BARC Score for Integrated Planning & Analytics. The Board platform is predestined for this application area”, said Ansgar Eickeler, Area Manager DACH of Board International. “Board integrates financial and operational planning within the company and provides detailed analysis. Especially in a challenging economic environment, this provides a very good basis for managing companies successfully.

Press Contact International:
Victoire Depoix, 
VP Global Communications


Pressekontakt DACH:
Melanie Oeldorf
Regional Marketing Manager Central Europe
+41 79 170 4915