The Top Rated Budgeting, Planning and Consolidation Solutions for 2021

Craig Schiff , President and CEO, BPM Partners

Overview

This year’s BPM Pulse Research Study (survey, if you prefer) found a higher than usual level of customer satisfaction with performance management vendors. It’s possible that the pandemic economy played a role in this. Data from the BPM Pulse indicated that 96% of companies who had a performance management system in place found it somewhat or very helpful in managing through the economic challenges of the past year. That much needed assistance may have earned the vendors additional praise from their customers this year.

Now in its eighteenth year, BPM Partners’ BPM Pulse is the longest running survey of trends and customer satisfaction relating to budgeting, financial and operational planning, modeling, forecasting, consolidation, reporting and analytics, and performance dashboards (collectively referred to as performance management). Over the years thousands of companies have relied on these ratings as part of their vendor selection evaluation criteria, ultimately impacting purchase decisions for hundreds of millions of dollars worth of performance management solutions.

Now it’s time to acknowledge the top tier of vendors that earned the highest overall satisfaction ratings from their customers in 2021. You can learn more about them including their actual numeric rating, industry success, current offering information, latest news, analyst reviews, articles, blogs,  and current job openings by clicking on their name which will take you to their PerformancePlace page on this site.

 

These vendors received an Overall rating from their customers of 4.75 or above, out of 5.

The list is organized by target market and is in alphabetical order.

 

Target Market: Enterprise

OneStream Software

Target Market: Midmarket

deFacto Global

Fluence Technologies

Place Technology

Planful

Synario

XLerant

 

These vendors received an Overall rating from their customers in the range of 4.50 to 4.74, out of 5.

The list is organized by target market and is in alphabetical order.

 

Target Market: Enterprise

Anaplan

Wolters Kluwer (CCH Tagetik)

Target Market: Midmarket

Acterys

Jedox

Prophix

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Bonus: Top Rated Vendors (4.50 – 5.00) by Functionality:

PerformancePlace Filter: Top Rated for Budgeting and Planning

PerformancePlace Filter: Top Rated for Consolidation

You can add additional filters to sort these Top Rated vendors by target market, price range, and more.

For each vendor’s complete chart of 15 detailed BPM Pulse ratings, plus Recommendation Rate, read the 2021 Vendor Landscape Matrix report, or request free Vendor Snapshots.