Cubeware CSP C8

Cubeware’s BI platform CSP C8 was first released in 2014. Its main components are BI front ends C8 Cockpit, C8 Mobile and C8 Snack; the application server C8 Server; and C8 Importer, a product for data integration and modeling.

Founded in 1997 and based in Rosenheim, Germany, Cubeware currently has 140 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.

All products are developed by Cubeware itself and are primarily sold directly by the vendor in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as through partner channels and various OEM versions. Cubeware products are used by approximately 4,200 customers worldwide.

CSP C8 is an integrated platform for data management, modeling, distribution (of reports), analysis and planning based on multidimensional databases (Microsoft SQL Server Analysis Services, IBM Cognos TM1, Infor BI OLAP Server, Oracle Essbase and SAP BW). The C8 Cockpit module – an integrated solution for dashboards, ad hoc reporting, analysis and planning – is the main front end. C8 Importer handles data integration tasks, connecting to various data sources so data can be modeled multidimensionally.

CSP C8 is aimed at usage scenarios in business departments across all industries. C8 Cockpit, a visual environment for building and displaying screen-based reports, analyses and dashboards, offers good layout, graphic and interactive capabilities. In terms of planning, Cubeware positions itself as a vendor of operational planning and detailed budget planning solutions.

Since 2016, a fine-tuned combination of CSP C8 and IBM Cognos TM1 (named CW1 database powered by IBM) has been available, combining Cubeware’s products with IBM’s in-memory technology and Excel integration. Additionally, Cubeware extends the financial planning solutions of partners like IDL and Denzhorn with BI and data management functionality.

User & Use Cases

Current vs. planned use (besides planning)

N = 31

Percentage of employees using Cubeware

N = 33

Planning users (as a percentage of all users)

N = 33

Total number of users per company

N = 33

Planning users per company

N = 33

Company size (number of employees)

N = 33

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Cubeware CSP C8

Peer Groups BI-focused products, European vendors, Flexible planning platforms
Number of responses33
ProductCubeware Solutions Platform C8 (CSP C8)
Offices9 offices in Germany (HQ), Austria, Switzerland, United States and India
Revenues (2017)n/s