The dust is settled, but the buzz around Planful’ annual user conference Perform 2018 continues as analysts and Planful’ partners publish their reviews of the event. A common thread through these posts is innovation and excitement from customers on where Planful is going.
Highlights from the Analysts
Doug Henschen, VP & Principal Analyst at Constellation Research, gives his review of the newly released Planful MyPlan which is an interface to the Planful Planning designed specifically for budget owners. At the conference, it was also announced that a MyPlan mobile app will be released in 2018.
“The big trend in EPM is that companies are going cloud and want to take the power of planning into many operational areas. Planful was already seeing some of the largest cloud-based EPM deployments, but with MyPlan and MyPlan Mobile, the company is raising the bar. One big customer in the property management space that already had 6,000 Planful subscribers added 500 MyPlan users soon after it was released. It’s an early sign that Planful is poised to win even bigger and broader deployments.”
Vinnie Mirchandani, CEO of Deal Architect, found his day at Perform 2018 to be refreshingly focused.
“So it was refreshing to spend a day this week at Planful Performance 2018 conference in Dallas. Here is a vendor which is unabashedly focused on the CFO, and even more narrowly just on planning activities – budgeting, forecasting etc. And customers and prospects I met were happily chattering about planning cubes and break backs.”
Vinnie also highlights the keynote speaker at Perform 2018 – Bert Jacobs, CEO of Life is Good, on the New Florence, New Renaissance blog.
“Lots of companies pursue activism and talk about “purpose” and “social good”. Me, I prefer to hear from folks like Bert. Inspire us with your personal example and let us decide on the causes we want to support.”
Highlight from our Partner
Workiva was a sponsor of Perform 2018 and took three major takeaways from the event:
- The future of FP&A stats with three Cs – Continuous, Connected, Collaborative
- FP&A success is measured differently than other business functions
- A brighter future is closer than you think
The Recap Video
Check out all the great news from the event and we look forward to seeing you at Perform 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada!