Anticipatory budgeting, planning and forecasting – a radical future

This recent email about budgeting/planning/forecasting aka CPM – corporate performance management or EPM – enterprise performance management perfectly expresses today’s frustration among buyers: I am struggling to really understand how the market is segmented – everyone says they do everything, everyone that isn’t native to the Cloud says they have a robust Cloud offering or are transitioning to the cloud, everyone (with some exceptions) says they can process large volumes of complex data, everyone says their solutions work for mid and large enterprises, a bunch of other companies that aren’t CPM seem to be offering CPM-like capabilities eg Workday, and I am left with as much confusion about the market as I started. Oh, I feel your pain dear correspondent as I’ve heard all of this disinformation, too. It’s a mess…


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