IBM Planning Analytics Review - why 4.2 stars?

Shlomi LaviShlomi Lavi / updated: Aug 15, 2020

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What is IBM?

Main category: Business performance management

IBM Planning Analytics software device is a supply chain management software designed for planning, forecasting, budgeting, and analysis purposes. It is designed in both premise and cloud-based format. Its major features include Microsoft Excel platforms for adoption, self-service visualization, and reporting materials.

This software has limitless option modeling in the individual sandbox. Companies or users of this software can use it for manual automated processes, spreadsheet processes and can as well use it to interrelates monetary plans to operative strategies. IBM Planning device enhances procedures like rolling forecasts and driver-based processes.

Owners can carry out complicated processes to create a clients friendly environment for their business. It also enables users to automatically have an insight into a specific process to obtain the required data. Its based in the United States of America with over 380,000 employees and has branches in over 170 countries.

IBM Planning Analytics rating -

The rating of IBM Planning Analytics is 4.2 stars out of 5 and the total score is 86 out of 100. The rating and score are based on ITQlick expert review. We publish unbiased reviews, learn more in our score and rating methodology page

Typical Customers

The typical customers include the following business size: Small business, Medium business, Large business.

IBM Planning Analytics 3 Pros

  • It is best for budgeting activities, especially in a situation that the company has lots of executives and cost centers
  • Reports can be exported to excel for easy modification
  • It saves the need for many platforms

IBM Planning Analytics 2 Cons

  • Limited online support and information
  • It is not very easy to setup

Competitors & Alternatives

Popular alternatives to IBM Planning Analytics: Oracle Hyperion, Anaplan, Budget Maestro, Infor SyteLine, Prophix, Tagetik 4-0, ILOG JRules, Axiom EPM, AccelOps, RESULTS.com. The full list of competitors can be found here.. The full list of competitors can be found here.

IBM Planning Analytics Pricing Information

The cost of license starting from $45 per month. On top of the total cost of licenses which is easy to calculate - what is the REAL total cost of implementation? You need to add the cost of training, customization, data migration, and other "hidden cost". ITQlick pricing score is 2.2 out of 10 (10 is most expensive). Find here the REAL total cost breakdown for IBM Planning Analytics

Questions to ask the vendor during a demo

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Is it the right software for you?

It is designed for small, medium, and large market companies. Its features have all the necessary provisions for the three business scales to enhance productivity and efficiency.

IBM Categories

Business performance management
Dashboards & KPIs
Sales orders
Application Performance Management
3D Modeling

IBM specifications

ITQlick Score: 86/100
ITQlick Rating: (4.2/5)
Company: IBM
Address: IBM Corporation, New Orchard Road, Armonk, NY
Pricing: Starting from $45 per month
Typical customers: Small business, Medium business, Large business
Platforms: Cloud
Operating Systems: Mac OS, Windows, Linux

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Shlomi holds a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information System Engineering from Ben Gurion University in Israel. Shlomi brings 15 years of global IT and IS management experience as a consultant, and implementation expert for small, medium and large size (global) companies.