About this Constellation ShortList

Corporate performance management (CPM) (also known as enterprise performance management or business performance management) is a class of software that helps companies with budgeting and forecasting, strategic and operational planning, workforce planning and optimization, and financial consolidation and reporting. The CPM category emerged in the ’80s and ’90s with on-premises software aimed at large enterprises. Cloud-based CPM systems have emerged over the last decade, initially adopted by small- and medium-sized organizations. Now, cloud-based CPM options are scaling up into enterprise deployments, and they are seeing double-digit annual sales gains.

This category refers to cloud-based performance management systems that support budgeting, planning, forecasting, modeling, analysis, reporting, financial consolidation and regulatory reporting. Cloud deployment makes it possible to deploy, configure and change these systems in an agile way, making them attractive to any organization dealing with disruption or rapid growth, or pioneering new product categories or business models. 

Since the last Cloud-Based Performance Management Constellation ShortList was published, Workday announced its intention to acquire Adaptive Insights (which was on our Q1 2018 list) in a deal expected to conclude in the third quarter of 2018. Constellation is monitoring the progress of that deal and will assess Workday’s product roadmap and commitment to Adaptive Insights’ customers upon completion of the acquisition.

Threshold Criteria

Constellation considers the following criteria for these solutions:

  • Rapid deployment and configuration of multi-tenant services
  • Agile budgeting, planning and forecasting capabilities
  • Flexible modeling capabilities
  • Rich data analysis and reporting tools
  • Compliant consolidation and statutory reporting capabilities
  • Modern, intuitive interfaces

The Constellation ShortList™

Constellation evaluates more than a dozen solutions categorized in this market. This Constellation ShortList is determined by client inquiries, partner conversations, customer references, vendor selection projects, market share and internal research.

  • Adaptive Insights/Workday  
  • Anaplan 
  • Host Analytics
  • Oracle

Frequency of Evaluation

Each Constellation ShortList evaluation will be updated every 180 days as needed. 

Evaluation Services

Constellation clients may work with the analyst and research team to conduct a more thorough discussion of this ShortList. Constellation can also provide guidance in vendor selection and contract negotiation.

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