If you’re in Corporate Finance, you’ve likely been thinking about planning and analysis a lot lately. And while the COVID-19 crisis is driving many of us into perpetual forecasting cycles, many Finance teams are finding out the hard way whether they have the right tools for the job. For those that don’t, the good news is that several corporate planning software solutions are available on the market today. And they come in all types of shapes and sizes too, designed to meet the unique needs of your organization.
Some solutions are built for small companies. Some offer more visualization capabilities. Others are only point-solutions for planning, and still others offer a broader set of capabilities for Finance. Translation? Finance teams have many choices – if you can cut through all the noise and get to the facts.
What’s the best way to cut to the chase? By turning to your trusted peers in Corporate Finance, of course, which is precisely what BARC’s Planning Survey 20 is designed to do.
The Business Application Research Center (BARC)
The Business Application Research Center (BARC) is an industry analyst and consulting firm for business software. BARC analysts have supported companies through strategy, organization, architecture and software evaluations for more than 20 years.
BARC covers the following critical areas for Corporate Finance teams:
- Business intelligence/analytics
- Data management
- Enterprise content management (ECM)
- Customer relationship management
- Enterprise resource planning (ERP)
The Planning Survey 20 examines user feedback on planning processes and product selection. That feedback is based on findings from the world’s largest and most comprehensive survey of planning software users, conducted from November 2019 to February 2020. Via the survey, 1,406 respondents across 57 countries provide insight across 30 criteria (KPIs), including business benefits, project success, business value, recommendation, customer satisfaction, customer experience, planning functionality and competitiveness.
OneStream Software: Dedicated to 100% Customer Success
With a corporate mission dedicated to delivering 100% customer success, we are proud to share that OneStream earned 38 top rankings out of 60 categories in this year’s survey across two peer groups, including near-perfect 97% scores for product satisfaction, recommendation and price-to-value.
Among our 38 top rankings, OneStream earned NINE ‘Perfect 10 Scores’ among 30 criteria (KPIs), in the following KPIs:
- Ease of use
- Planning content
- Product satisfaction
- Sales experience
- Legal consolidation
OneStream also earned 15 leading positions within both of its peer groups, including leading positions in competitive win rate, driver-based planning, flexibility, reporting/analysis and self-service across both peer groups.
Commenting on OneStream’s results in the report, Dr. Christian Fuchs, head of Data and Analytics Research BARC said, “OneStream’s CPM platform is compelling with its modern, unified approach. and many customers benefit from using it. The product is continuously being improved and developed with a strong support team to provide help and support. This has led to OneStream increasing its Leader and Top Scores each successive year. The vendor’s excellent 97 percent recommendation rate speaks for itself,”.
OneStream is honored to receive such high marks within BARC’s Planning Survey 20. The report recognizes the strength of OneStream’s budgeting, planning and forecasting capabilities, as well as our broader capabilities in financial consolidation, reporting and analytics. And the honor is especially sweet given survey results come directly from our dedicated customers and users around the globe.
To learn more about OneStream results, download the full BARC Planning Survey 20 here.