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IBM is one of the world’s largest vendors of IT hardware, software and services. The company has a global workforce of approximately 380,000 employees and is active in over 170 countries. At the end of 2007, IBM purchased the software vendor Cognos for about $5 billion to extend its existing business intelligence product portfolio.
Established in 2002, Jedox has grown into a team of more than 150 employees. The vendor serves clients worldwide through its headquarters in Freiburg, Germany, its seven international offices, and a partner network.
prevero was originally founded as a consultancy in 1994. The company is based in Munich, Germany, and has a workforce of approximately 180 employees worldwide as well as an international partner network.
Anaplan is a US-based software vendor headquartered in San Francisco and founded by the people behind Adaytum (ex-IBM Cognos Planning). The company currently has approximately 700 employees at 16 subsidiaries worldwide, with 150-200 of them in research and development. Several major investors including Salesforce.com, Workday, Meritech (Facebook IPO) and DFJ Ventures (Tesla and Twitter IPOs) have financed Anaplan’s growth and global expansion.
Bissantz & Company was founded in 1996 in Nuremberg, Germany. The company initially specialized in solutions for sophisticated data analysis tasks in business environments. Today, it has approximately 100 employees based in three locations in Germany. The company has over 500 customers, primarily in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Bissantz targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries to support them in controlling and planning business performance mainly in the DACH region.
BOARD was founded in 1994 and employs more than 220 people worldwide. Both its head office and software development headquarters with approximately 30 employees are located in Chiasso, Switzerland. BOARD has 23 offices worldwide and a partner network in over 30 countries. Around 3,000 customers worldwide use BOARD to implement both planning and BI projects. BOARD generated CHF 50.5 million in revenues in 2016.
CALUMO offers a CPM and BI application that gives organizations a platform to create and deliver business planning and reporting models. Users interact with CALUMO via Web pages and Microsoft Excel.
CP Corporate Planning AG (CP) is a software vendor and consultancy based in Hamburg, Germany. The company, which was founded in 1989, currently has approximately 130 employees worldwide. CP has regional and international offices in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Switzerland and the UK. The company is one of the largest planning software vendors in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in terms of software revenues.
Founded in 1997 and based in Rosenheim, Germany, Cubeware currently has 125 employees in five German offices as well as subsidiaries in the DACH region; San Jose, USA; and Bangalore, India (additional off-shore development). In July 2008 Cubeware was acquired by Cranes, a vendor based in India. Primrose Investments GmbH now owns Cubeware, having acquired it from Cranes Group in 2016.
Founded in 1992 and based near Stuttgart, Germany, cubus AG currently has approximately 35 employees. According to the vendor, more than 350 companies use its software.
evidanza was established in 2004 as a software vendor developing its own BI and planning solutions, most of which are based on Microsoft technologies. The company is based in Regensburg, Germany, has about 25 employees and currently serves approximately 250 clients in larger mid-sized companies. The vendor has a network of national and international partners.
Infor is a global US-based vendor of ERP, CRM, BI, SCM and other business software solutions with venture capital funding from Golden Gate Capital Partners. The company was founded in 2002, is present in more than 170 countries worldwide and supports over 90,000 customers.
Founded in 1999, LucaNet is a German vendor of software, seminars and consulting focused on BI in accountancy. The company is headquartered in Berlin with additional offices in Germany, Europe, Asia and the United States. According to its own accounts, LucaNet employs more than 250 people and serves over 1,700 customers worldwide.
Oracle is one of the world’s largest software companies, with offices in more than 145 countries. It has long been the largest RDBMS vendor and, through a series of acquisitions, is now the second largest applications vendor. With its purchase of Sun in 2010, Oracle entered the hardware market as well.
Founded in Canada in 1987, Prophix began as a software distributor implementing financial applications. In the year 2000, the organization released its own performance management software also called Prophix, recognizing the market’s need for innovative planning and reporting systems.
SAP was founded in 1972 as a business applications company, long before it entered the BI market with the large acquisition of Business Objects in 2008. Today SAP is one of the largest applications vendors worldwide. Its original strategy was to view BI as an extension of its all-inclusive ERP offerings.
SAP was founded in 1972 as a business applications company, long before it entered the BI market with the large acquisition of Business Objects in 2008. Today SAP is one of the largest applications vendors worldwide.
Tagetik is an Italian software vendor and solutions partner for CPM and finance-oriented corporate management. Founded in 1986 in Lucca (Italy) as a management consultancy, Tagetik now specializes in performance management solutions.