Trends Report

The EPM Market Landscape Responds To The Growth Agenda And Digital Disruption

SaaS, Analytics, And Customer Priorities Transform The Enterprise Performance Management Applications Market

April 30th, 2015
With contributors:
Christopher Andrews , Victoria Boutan

Summary

With the market disruption of software-as-a-service (SaaS), advanced analytics, and the customer-centric growth agenda, the vendor landscape for enterprise performance management (EPM) is evolving. The EPM market reflects a historical bias toward finance and deployment of on-premises solutions from large technology vendors (e.g., IBM, Oracle, and SAP). As this market evolves, pure-play SaaS vendors are growing very rapidly, and historically on-premises vendors are responding with SaaS offerings. In-memory data, advanced analytics (e.g., predictive and prescriptive), mobile-ready user experiences, and collaboration are also affecting the solutions landscape. Understanding the market landscape for EPM will enable application development and delivery (AD&D) professional to enable business stakeholders from finance to sales and marketing to optimize and innovate processes that drive business performance and growth. This a revision to prior research covering financial performance management (FPM), which we are adjusting to the market's generally accepted EPM terminology, which aligns better with Forrester's customer-centric business technology (BT) agenda.

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