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Predictive Planning and Forecasting on the Rise – Hype or Reality?

What is the current state of use of predictive planning and forecasting, and how has it changed over the last few years?

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  • where the potential and benefits of predictive planning and forecasting lie.
  • what concrete use cases look like.
  • what specific challenges and opportunities predictive models offer for planning and forecasting.

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Die Verwendung von prädiktiven Algorithmen und Machine Learning (ML) in der Unternehmensplanung (Predictive Planning and Forecasting) ist seit Jahren ein wichtiger Trend in Finanzen und Controlling. Ziel ist die Verbesserung von Planung und Forecasting sowie die Entlastung der Planer:innen durch eine stärkere Automatisierung.

Während Softwareanbieter die entsprechenden Funktionen ihrer Lösungen massiv ausbauen, nimmt die Nutzung in Anwenderunternehmen nur langsam an Fahrt auf. Woran liegt das?

This BARC study examines the nature and current level of use of predictive planning and forecasting and draws comparisons with the results of past BARC studies. Core aspects of the study include the investigation of:

  • Potential
  • Achieved and planned benefits
  • Use Cases
  • Specific challenges and opportunities of predictive models in planning and forecasting

Does predictive planning and forecasting take corporate planning to the next level in practice and provide the benefits that companies expect? Are the enthusiastic promises of vendors exaggerated? How widely is predictive planning actually used? All these questions and more are addressed in the report.

The study is based on a worldwide online survey of 295 companies, conducted from May to June 2022.


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