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.
evidanza targets its product to clients requiring an integrated reporting, analysis and planning solution with additional functionality for collaboration as well as governance, risk and compliance (GRC). The evidanza platform offers flexible capabilities for building individual top-down and bottom-up planning and BI applications with no specific market or industry focus. evidanza provides strong functionality, particularly for print reporting and use of corporate designs.
evidanza can access any source system using the ETL product Microsoft SQL Server Integration Services. However, administration and particularly ETL in evidanza is relatively technical and requires support from IT or tech-savvy business users. Comprehensive wizards support modeling of business and structural models as well as planning structures in SQL Server. Business departments can manage ongoing operations as well as build planning models, sub-budgets and budget templates on their own. In particular, to speed up the storage of mass data within planning processes, evidanza has developed its own proprietary in-memory database called speedBase. speedBase is optimized for parallel database access by many users for the specific case of data collection (multi-user storage optimization).
evidanza is capable of addressing numerous requirements across the BI and performance management spectrum. This broad approach gives customers the convenience of being able to standardize on evidanza. The vendor’s multi-client strategy offers many different ways to access the solution wherever users want – including desktop, browser, tablets, ERP systems and SharePoint.
User & Use Cases
Planning functionality is one of evidanza’s strength. Besides planning, standard/enterprise reporting, ad hoc query, data analysis and dashboards are the main BI use cases evidanza is used for today. evidanza is geared to business power users with broad functionality for various planning and BI tasks typically carried out by business users. Financial consolidation and advanced analysis are in future plans of many of its customers.
evidanza targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries. Almost 70 percent of our sample of evidanza customers come from mid-sized companies (100-2,500 employees) with a median of 50 users (with 18 of them using planning functionality), but the mean of 95 users (39 for planning) indicates there are also some larger implementations.
44 percent of evidanza users are planning users – compared to the survey average of 60 percent – reflecting the fact that evidanza is not only a planning tool but also offering comprehensive BI functionality.
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