In mid-March, the BARC Score was published for the third time. This report assesses and evaluates the providers of integrated planning and BI solutions in Germany, Austria and Switzerland according to different criteria. Once again, Unit4 prevero was positioned as market leader in its industry sector alongside IBM, Oracle and SAP. The Munich-based provider of Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) solutions, received this award for the first time in 2017, was able to further improve its market position this year and successfully outperformed its competitors once again. The evaluation of the companies is based on their market position (Market Execution) as well as the performance and integration of the portfolio they offer (Portfolio Capabilities). In the latter category, Unit4 prevero clearly positioned itself in first place this year and made it to the top of all 18 evaluated companies.
To be considered in the BARC Score, companies have to offer certain software functionalities, which include (amongst others) planning and budgeting, ad-hoc queries and reporting, formatted standard reporting as well as analysis and dashboarding. In the area of Market Execution, a particular focus was placed on the vendors’ product strategy this year. The criteria evaluated in this respect include the success rate of product development activities, product roadmap planning, the observance of current market requirements as well as the innovative character of the respective products. Moreover, the assessment incorporates the key figures compiled in BARC’s customer satisfaction surveys (such as the Planning Survey and the BI Survey).
"It is a great honor for us to be recognized as market leader by BARC together with IBM, Oracle and SAP."Matthias Thurner, co-founder and member of the management board of Unit4 prevero
Matthias Thurner, co-founder and member of the management board of Unit4 prevero: "It is a great honor for us to be recognized as market leader by BARC together with IBM, Oracle and SAP. We are, of course, extremely pleased that we were able to improve on last year. For us, this assessment confirms that we are on the right track with our company and product strategy, which is fully focused on customer requirements. I believe that the high acceptance of our products, the close collaboration with our customers and the outstanding commitment and loyalty of our employees have played a major role in the achievement of this result. We will do our best to continue on this path."