BOARD Positioned in 2011 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites

London, United Kingdom, April 01, 2011 --( BOARD International, the world leader in the Business Intelligence (BI) and Corporate Performance Management (CPM) toolkit space, announces that it has been positioned in the Gartner 2011 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites.

The research evaluates Corporate Performance Management vendors by their completeness of vision and ability to execute on that vision. Criteria range from overall business viability, customer experience and operational capabilities, to market understanding, product strategy and innovation. BOARD was one of 13 CPM providers evaluated in the report worldwide.

According to the report, “CPM is a suitable fit for nearly all organizations, and should be a priority initiative for CFOs to enable the finance function to deliver short- and long-term strategic benefits to the business.” In fact, “CPM suites can bring greater rigor, accuracy and transparency to many financial management processes, such as budgeting, planning and forecasting (BP&F), financials and regulatory reporting (and associated compliance challenges), and they can deliver a better understanding of the drivers of corporate profitability.”

The inclusion in 2011 Magic Quadrant for Corporate Performance Management Suites follows BOARD’s placement in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Business Intelligence Platforms 2011.

“Since our founding, we have pioneered an integrated approach to Corporate Performance Management and Business Intelligence, naming it Management Intelligence,” said Giovanni Grossi, Chief Executive Officer of BOARD International. “By combining our vision, 15 years of customer feed-back, and next generation technology we have built an all-in-one product that seamlessly integrates BI and CPM, providing Advanced Office Integration, Interactive Visualization, Self-Service Reporting and Analysis.

“We believe Gartner’s recognition in both the Business Intelligence Platforms and CPM Suites Magic Quadrants, reflects BOARD’s capability to help more than 2500 international organizations effectively manage and control their entire decision-making process: from data collection to information analysis; from goal-setting to decision-making; from operational execution to results monitoring.

“Furthermore,” continued Giovanni Grossi, “the customer’s need for an integrated Business Intelligence and CPM platform is demonstrated by our results: in 2010 BOARD continued to expand at above-average growth rates for the CPM market, 15% globally and 30% in the Asia/Pacific region, experiencing double digit growth for the 6th year in a row.”

Hayley Morgan
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