Press Release

Board releases exclusive BARC research on the future of corporate planning

Tuesday, 09 June 2020 - Chiasso, Switzerland and Boston, US

The study examines common planning and forecasting challenges and provides practical advice for digital transformation 


Board International, creator of the Board decision-making platform which unifies Business Intelligence, Integrated Business Planning, and Predictive Analytics, released the results of an exclusive research study on the future of corporate planning, produced by independent industry analyst Business Application Research Center (BARC). The full ‘Integrated and Predictive – The Future of Corporate Planning’ paper is available here

The study examines the views of more than 400 CFOs, CEOs, CIOs and professionals from various geographies, industries, and business departments, providing a complete picture of the state of planning and forecasting today. It also delivers insight into the way these business activities are developing by exploring topics such as the rise of predictive planning, helping organizations to benchmark themselves against their peers and prepare for the future.  

“Our world has become more fast-paced and dynamic than ever. In response, the integration of strategic and company-wide operational planning with analytics and business intelligence (BI) is becoming increasingly important to making comprehensive and well-founded decisions on data. We commissioned this study to help leaders identify key areas of focus for improving planning within their organizations and better drive this digital transformation effort, and it makes for some really interesting results,”

comments Giovanni Grossi, CEO and Co-Founder of Board International.  

“Throughout the research, we examine several key aspects of planning and forecasting, including the related technical, business, and organizational challenges. Using the findings, we also offer several recommendations to help leadership teams steer their businesses in the right direction and benefit from the advantages of technologies such as predictive planning algorithms,”

adds Dr. Carsten Bange, Founder and CEO of BARC.

The full research report can be downloaded here.  




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. For more information, visit:


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.