[The BI Survey 18 results, not included in The BI Survey 19] Unit4 prevero is an integrated platform for planning, reporting and analysis. The tool provides a flexible development environment for building individual BI and CPM applications with the help of wizards and requires no knowledge of scripting.
prevero was originally founded as a consultancy in 1994. The company, now known as Unit4 prevero, is based in Munich, Germany, and has approximately 250 employees worldwide as well as an international partner network. In recent years, Unit4 prevero has grown into one of the largest CPM vendors in the DACH region in terms of software revenues, and claims to have a client base of more than 4,500 companies in over 30 countries. Its growth has been largely organic but was also boosted considerably by the acquisition of software vendors Winterheller in 2011 and MIK in 2015. In 2016 prevero itself agreed to be acquired by Unit4, a Dutch provider of enterprise applications (e.g., ERP) for service organizations.
Unit4 prevero’s product portfolio includes the Unit4 prevero platform technology, which can be used for various BI and CPM use cases. Unit4 prevero is positioned as a flexible platform for tailor-made planning and BI solutions. The company also offers a web-based financial consolidation solution called Unit4 prevero Consolidation (OEM SigmaConso), which is integrated with Unit4 prevero at database level. Currently, Unit4 prevero is developing its own financial consolidation product based on an application built with the Unit4 prevero platform technology.
prevero was first launched in 1998 as a planning product called Infoplan Classic. Since this tool combined solutions from various individual projects, a complete re-development followed in 2002 based on a new concept and technological foundation. This tool, which was released in 2003 under the name of Infoplan Delta, was later renamed prevero. The product suite has been on the market since 2004.
Unit4 prevero is targeted at business users who build BI and CPM applications with the help of wizards. The product provides a flexible development environment for building individual applications for planning, reporting and analysis, which is supported by dialog boxes and requires no knowledge of scripting.
For historical reasons, Unit4 prevero has a strong focus on the utilities sector and offers prebuilt content specifically for this industry. Approximately 20 percent of Unit4 prevero’s clients come from this sector. Despite this, Unit4 prevero positions itself as industry-neutral and now wins more new clients outside the utilities sector. Additional predefined industry and business applications are available for areas such as project performance management, strategic controlling, and risk and opportunity management.
User & Use Cases
Besides planning and standard reporting, Unit4 prevero’s main use cases, customers frequently use the product for ad hoc query and dashboards/scorecards. 61 percent of respondents plan to use it for dashboards/scorecards and 53 percent for advanced analysis in the future.
Unit4 prevero targets mid-sized companies and large corporations across all industries. 76 percent of our sample of Unit4 prevero customers come from mid-sized companies (100-2,500 employees) with a median of 53 users. The mean figure of 89 users indicates there are also some larger implementations.
Unit4 prevero is geared to business power users with broad functionality for various CPM and BI tasks. Typical tasks carried out with Unit4 prevero by business power users include viewing, navigating and exploring data, which demonstrates the feature-richness of the product.
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