IDC recently conducted a vendor assessment of enterprise performance management (EPM) software used for planning, budgeting and forecasting. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors on both quantitative and qualitative characteristics and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market during both the short term and the long term.

"Enterprise performance management has been around for a long time, but in many cases, business users have continued to use spreadsheets to circumvent the complexities of working with heavy, legacy EPM applications. Modern EPM is a game changer, putting insights at the hands of the business user and allowing enterprises to make better and more strategic decisions in a much timelier manner," says Chandana Gopal, research manager, Analytics and Information Management at IDC.

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