The BARC Score report for Integrated Planning and Analytics focuses on the market for integrated planning and analytics products and portfolios. It analyzes the strengths and challenges of all the leading vendors as well as several smaller vendors that often have less visibility, but still offer outstanding value to their customers.
Every vendor is evaluated on two dimensions: “Portfolio Capabilities” and “Market Execution”. Each represents one axis on the Score. These two dimensions include the following sub-criteria.
In general, portfolio capabilities reflect functional and architectural criteria. A special emphasis is placed on the integration of planning and analytics functionality within the vendors’ product portfolios. An additional and important evaluation criterion is ease of use for business users.
Market execution takes into account the vendors’ product, sales and marketing strategies as well as certain organizational, financial and geographical considerations.
There are two separate categories of inclusion criteria for this BARC Score: the first is associated with a vendor’s products and portfolios and the other is linked to the financial results relating to those products.
Functionality for planning (including write-back of planning data to a central database and other advanced planning features such as workflows, forecasting and simulation) is the “entrance ticket” to be evaluated in this BARC Score.
Moreover, a vendor has to supply additional functionality for all four of the following analytics technologies in a solution not merely focused on one industry or use case:
In addition, a vendor has to generate a minimum of 20 million EUR in revenue per year (software revenue) with the evaluated product set in this BARC Score, spread across Europe and at least two additional geographies. The product set must have a significant number of implementations and license or subscription revenues worldwide across different geographies to be considered as global.