Trends Report

Market Overview: Strategic Planning Solutions Emerge As Critical Tools In Corporate Toolboxes

EA And PPM Markets Extend Capabilities To Create A New Market Segment

February 24th, 2015
With contributors:
Alex Cullen , Abigail Komlenic

Summary

Designing and executing on customer-focused strategy requires firms to shift from annual, budget-based planning to continuous, value-based planning. The demand for greater strategic planning agility has executives realizing that automation is essential. A living road map that seamlessly connects business and technology planning with a consolidated assessment and performance data enables firms to make collaborative decisions on a consistent basis. Vendors in the emerging category of strategy planning and execution are enhancing their offerings to support these developing practices; particularly the needs of strategy- and portfolio-focused enterprise architecture (EA) professionals. These offerings create a higher level of transparency that allows their users to act quickly to address opportunities and manage risks. This market overview report spotlights the capabilities of 12 strategic planning tool vendors and offers roles a decision framework for how to choose the right vendor for your needs.

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