In late September, 2013, Forrester Research, Inc. released “The Forrester Wave™: Financial Performance Management, Q3, 2013” report, which recognized Adaptive Planning as a strong performer.
Most notable, Forrester gave Adaptive a score of 5 out of 5 in “Customer Experience” – the highest mark given to any vendor within the report.
Creating a great customer experience and maintaining an industry-leading level of customer satisfaction is at the center of the most successful companies. This is particularly true for SaaS companies. In SaaS, customers are evaluating their experience and satisfaction on a monthly basis. That’s why we’re particularly proud to receive this top customer rating.
Here’s more of what Forrester had to say about Adaptive Planning’s cloud CPM software features.
“Adaptive Planning won the highest praise from customers in our reference survey, citing ease-of-use and fast time-to-value…Adaptive Planning makes planning and analysis quick and easy. Adaptive Planning is a rapidly growing SaaS FPM vendor with strong financial backing. Its product offers intuitive capabilities for planning and performance analysis and a maturing offering for financial consolidations.” – “The Forrester Wave™: Financial performance Management Q3, 2013”
In addition to receiving the top ranking for Customer Experience in the Forrester Research report, Adaptive Planning has received top customer rankings from two other industry analyst firms in 2013. In May, 2013, BPM Partners ranked Adaptive Planning #1 in Customer Satisfaction among all comprehensive vendors of both CPM and BI in the BPM Partners Pulse of Performance Management 2013 industry survey. Here’s what BPM Partners CEO Craig Schiff had to say about Adaptive within the survey:
“Adaptive Planning is playing a key role as it continues to both broaden and strengthen its offerings through new products such as Adaptive Discovery and Adaptive Consolidation, along with ongoing user-driven enhancements to their core planning product. Their ability to maintain high levels of customer satisfaction as they scale to thousands of customers is particularly impressive.” – Craig Schiff, CEO, BPM Partners.
One month later, Nucleus Research ranked Adaptive Planning’s software #1 in usability among all Corporate Performance Management (CPM) and Business Intelligence (BI) software solutions on the market today. Adaptive is also the only pure play cloud CPM provider that Nucleus placed in its Leaders Quadrant.
Within the report, Nucleus Analyst Hyoun Park said Adaptive has, “quickly developed a broad set of capabilities and show the ability to scale CPM deployments to thousands of users without direct IT involvement by taking advantage of its cloud infrastructure.”Customers tell company stories better than anyone else. And repeatedly, finance leaders have told their Adaptive success stories related to ease-of-use, time-savings, and overall satisfaction.