Press Release

Board wins Dresner Advisory Services Technology Innovation Awards for Sales Performance Management and Financial Consolidation, Close Management & Reporting

Tuesday, 15 February 2022 - Chiasso, Switzerland and Boston, US

Industry analyst Dresner Advisory Services recognizes Board’s Decision-Making Platform for the most comprehensive Sales Performance Management (SPM) and Financial Consolidation, Close Management & Reporting (FCCR) solutions.

Board International, the #1 Decision-Making Platform provider, announces today that Dresner Advisory Services, have awarded Board the 2021 Technology Innovation Award for Sales Performance Management (SPM) and the 2021 Technology Innovation award for Financial Consolidation, Close Management, and Reporting (FCCR). Both accolades were awarded as Board was named among the top performing solutions in both Dresner’s Wisdom of Crowds® Sales Performance Management Market Study and Financial Consolidation, Close Management, and Financial Reporting Market Study.

“Congratulations to Board on these awards, which recognize the company’s comprehensive SPM and FCCR offerings,” comments Howard Dresner, Founder and Chief Research Officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “SPM and FCCR software have become a vital component of modern organizations, no more a nice to have.”

“We’re delighted with the continued industry recognition—especially when it’s based on data collected from our end-user customers,” says Marco Limena, CEO of Board International. “Our high rankings in these SPM and FCCR categories speak to how effectively our solution helps enterprises achieve a seamless, user-friendly experience across any planning, analysis, or reporting activity.”

Board, which unifies Business Intelligence, Planning, and Analytics is used by more than 3,000 organizations worldwide to drive digital transformation in SPM, Reporting, Consolidation and across other business-critical processes. Board’s SPM solution enables sales professionals to roll out quota and territory plans, monitor and control adherence of effective sales results with respect to target values, revise sales budgeting figures acknowledging actual commercial data, enhance forecasting capabilities with predictive analytics tools, properly manage incentives and compensation schemes for the entire sales force, and make the most of their CRM information through seamless data integration. While Board Financial Consolidation solution enables companies to perform both legal and management consolidation within a single, purpose-built solution. Featuring embedded Business Intelligence and Corporate Performance Management capabilities, Board delivers deep insight into financial and operational results and greatly improves the speed and efficiency of all financial consolidation activities.

In SPM, among others, Board is working with GSK Italy who gained a CBP solution as a strategic tool utilized by the Field and Headquarters to create, manage, and display customer business plans in the form of complete annual budgets.  

“Thanks to Board’s customer-based planning with Integrated Business Planning (IBP) approach, the interaction between the functions has undoubtedly improved: all the channels are unified into a single tool. All this has increased the percentage of business targets that we are achieving” Vincenzo de Renzis - Sales & Business Development Manager

In FCCR Board is working with Laerdal to unify several key business processes in a single environment, including financial consolidation, managerial reporting, project budgeting, and commercial forecasting. “Now we have the financial figures to support our business, the KPIs presented to management, and project managers can drill down to costs at invoice level. It's a huge improvement.” Robin Wittmeyer - Project Manager



About Dresner Advisory Services

Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI), Performance Management, and related areas.


About Board

Board is the #1 Decision-Making Platform, empowering people to have a transformative impact on their business by helping them to intuitively leverage their data in a flexible, all-in-one environment. Unifying Planning, Predictive Analytics, and Business Intelligence, the Board platform allows companies to produce a single, accurate view of business information, gain actionable insights, and achieve full control of performance across the entire organization. Using Board, global enterprises such as H&M, Toyota, Coca-Cola, KPMG, Puma, and HSBC have digitally transformed their decision-making processes. 

Founded in 1994, and now with 25 offices worldwide, Board International has long been recognized by leading analysts and subject matter experts including Gartner, Nucleus, and Dresner.