NASHUA, NH--(Marketwired - Jun 30, 2017) - Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2017 Wisdom of Crowds® Enterprise Planning Market Study. The annual report examines user perceptions, intentions, and realities associated with enterprise planning systems. An enterprise planning system covers the methods of planning for the internal and external factors that affect an enterprise, including strategic, operational, and financial planning.

For each annual study, users of enterprise planning systems contribute their opinion on topics related to their current and planned deployments. In addition, they are asked to prioritize 18 initiatives strategic to enterprise planning, including revenue/demand planning, rolling forecasts, sales and operations planning, product or customer profitability analysis, and others. The 2017 report also includes a number of year-over-year comparisons to indicate market shifts.

"While all organizations plan and budget, we consider enterprise planning software adoption a significant strategic undertaking that might be tied more to economic cycles of opportunity than conventional ongoing upgrades," said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services.

Across all functions, geographies, industries, and organization sizes, 30 percent of respondents use planning and budgeting software today, up from 29 percent in 2016. Organizations with 1,000 to 5,000 employees have the greatest interest in enterprise planning. Finance, with its many cyclical reporting obligations, is the leading user of enterprise planning by function in organizations today. Strategic Planning and Operations, sensitive to continuity and business dynamics, are the next most likely functional users.

Wisdom of Crowds® research is based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. Enterprise Planning users in all roles and throughout all industries contributed to provide a complete view of realities, plans, and perceptions of the market. To purchase a copy of the 2017 Wisdom of Crowds Enterprise Planning Market Study, visit

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