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Business Performance Solutions: Clash Of The Titans

The Market Remains Vibrant Following Vendor Consolidation

January 20, 2009

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Business performance solutions (BPS) — a software category consisting of applications for budgeting, forecasting, financial reporting, profitability analysis, and performance measurement — has seen dramatic growth and vendor consolidation over the past two years. The growth prospects for this space remain bright, despite the near-term impact of the recession, driven by strong interest in strategy and performance measurement. Forrester expects BPS software revenues to grow by 12.7% through 2012, growing from its current size of $2 billion to $3.2 billion during this timeframe. Six large vendors — IBM, Infor, Microsoft, Oracle, SAP, and SAS Institute — dominate this market, while a number of business intelligence (BI), enterprise resource planning (ERP), specialists, and BPS pure plays offer a variety of interesting alternatives.

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Table of Contents

  • Business Performance Solutions Monitor The Pulse Of An Organization
  • The Recession Will Only Temporarily Slow BPS Growth
  • BPS Vendors Come In All Shapes And Sizes
  • RECOMMENDATIONS

  • Learn From Best Practices To Avoid Implementation Risks
  • WHAT IT MEANS

  • Market Consolidation Leaves The Door Open For Innovation
  • Supplemental Material
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