Analyst Report

Forrester Report: “Follow the Money” – DOP Planning and Analytics Redefines Enterprise Performance Management

Although some people mistakenly think of planning – or performance management – as geared primarily towards the office of finance, according to recent Forrester Research, there are multiple cross-functional benefits to using a next-generation Planning and Analytics platform for enterprise-wide business orchestration.

At Anaplan, we couldn’t agree more.

In this report, lead author, vp, and principal analyst Liz Herbert explains why versatile planning, forecasting, and modeling capabilities are foundational to innovative performance management solutions. “Forward-looking plans, forecasts, and budgets enable organizations to manage resources, chart strategies, and model changes to the business. With the modeling flexibility inherent in modern tools such as Anaplan, firms can create collaborative plans and forecasts that support revenue growth initiatives, product innovation, workforce planning, and mergers and acquisitions while also working within cost constraint realities.”

Key takeaways of the complimentary report include:

  • Learning why adaptive planning and forecasting are key to achieving a “future fit” business
  • How to harnesses the cloud, AI, modeling, and visualization to balance savings and drive growth in the post-COVID-19 era
  • The importance of weighing the cost of vendor solutions against purpose-fit and enterprise needs

Forrester Research: Follow the Money: DOP Planning and Analytics Redefines Enterprise Performance Management, by Liz Herbert, with Allen Bonde, Alessia Stewart, and Madison Bakalar, March 2021