Press Release

Board supports BARC’s exclusive CFO survey on integrated planning and forecasting

Monday, 06 January 2020 - Chiasso, Switzerland and Boston, US

The study explores the challenges for planning and forecasting in companies and examines the integration of strategic and operational planning 

Board International, the leading software provider of an all-in-one decision-making platform that integrates Business Intelligence (BI), Corporate Performance Management (CPM), and Advanced Analytics, is delighted to announce the sponsorship of a CFO survey that will be conducted by analysts from the “Business Application Research Center“ (BARC). As a thought leader in integrated planning and forecasting, Board is highly interested in upcoming market trends and opinions.

Status quo and objectives in corporate planning 
Today’s market is more dynamic and changing faster than ever before. This presents many companies with challenges, including business planning and forecasting. BARC therefore conducts an exclusive, worldwide CFO survey to learn more about the status, perceptions, plans, benefits and challenges of integrated planning and forecasting. 

Time savings and simplifications through modern technologies such as predictive analytics 
“In particular, the integration of strategic and operational planning as well as Analytics and Business Intelligence is getting increasingly important for efficient data-based, transparent decision-making,“ explains Dr. Carsten Bange, CEO of BARC. He adds: "The use of predictive technologies and algorithms for corporate planning is gaining importance in many organizations. The goal of integrated planning and forecasting must be to reduce the burden on planners and use existing data for profitable forecasts for the future.“
"As a pioneer and trendsetter in our industry, it is important for us to be very close to the market. What are the challenges that companies face, and how can we best support them? That is why we are very pleased to sponsor this study," says Giovanni Grossi, CEO and Co-Founder of Board International. 

Pioneers and lateral thinkers share their views
CFOs, Heads of Finance and financial experts are invited to participate in the online survey available at: 
Participants will have the opportunity to benchmark their own position to inspire their future goals, strategy and transformation roadmap. Right after the release in 2020, they will receive a complimentary copy of the research including its results.

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.

About BARC

BARC (Business Application Research Center) is an enterprise software analyst and consulting firm with a focus on Analytics/Business Intelligence (BI), Data Management, Enterprise Content Management (ECM), Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). With experts in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, BARC supports clients in their software selection and strategy through specialist consulting, leading-edge research and a program of conferences and highly-focused seminars. For more information, visit: