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IDC MarketScape Recognizes Anaplan as a Cloud EPM Leader

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Enterprise Performance Management Software for Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting 2020 Vendor Assessment

IDC defines the EPM software market as cross-industry applications whose main purpose is to measure, analyze, and optimize financial performance management, planning, forecasting, and certain risk management processes using prepackaged applications.

In the report, analyst Chandana Gopal explains Anaplan’s leadership and how the intelligent planning platform was purpose-built to deliver Connected Planning. She states, “Anaplan is a cloud EPM vendor that approaches this space with the idea that planning encompasses more than just the finance function… offer(ing) planning and performance management capabilities that span many business functions including financial planning and analysis (FP&A), commercial finance, sales, operations, workforce, and supply chain.”

Further illustrating this unique differentiator, she explains “where traditionally, like most EPM vendors, Anaplan’s center of gravity is the office of finance as the platform champion, the company also has customers that have fully realized the benefit of connecting several functional and business unit planning processes.”

Read the complimentary report excerpt to:

  • Uncover the quantitative and qualitative characteristics of EPM applications, as they relate to the planning, budgeting, and forecasting tasks that are typically conducted in support of the finance function
  • Learn about the current state of the EPM market, including growth drivers, inhibitors, trends, and significant developments
  • Discover what to consider in your vendor selection process

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Enterprise Performance Management Software for Planning, Budgeting, and Forecasting 2020 Vendor Assessment” by Chandana Gopal, November 2020, IDC #US46953520