NASHUA, N.H., Oct. 15, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Dresner Advisory Services today published the 2018 Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise (SME) Planning Market Study, part of the Wisdom of Crowds® series of research.

The company’s first SME Planning Market Study examines enterprise planning processes and software usage in small and mid-sized organizations, with an analysis of how their deployments and views differ from each other and from large organizations.

According to the study, SMEs need comparable functional capabilities to large organizations and have similar priorities in terms of enterprise planning initiatives. However, small organizations do have some differing needs than mid-sized and large organizations, for example a greater requirement for cash-flow planning and a stronger preference for cloud-based solutions.

“We see a significant increase in adoption of enterprise planning software by SMEs in 2018, driven by mid-sized organizations,” said Howard Dresner, founder and chief research officer at Dresner Advisory Services. “Despite this growing market maturity, there are still opportunities for enterprise planning offerings focused on SMEs, especially if these feature ease of deployment and configuration.”

Wisdom of Crowds® research is based on data collected on usage and deployment trends, products, and vendors. 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 2018 Small and Mid-Sized Enterprise Planning Market Study, visit   

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Dresner Advisory Services was formed by Howard Dresner, an independent analyst, author, lecturer, and business adviser. Dresner Advisory Services, LLC focuses on creating and sharing thought leadership for Business Intelligence (BI), information management, performance management, and related areas.

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