I am conducting research for a Telco client that needs to move off of Excel for its FP&A functions (from monthly financial and management reporting - incl consolidations- to customer and product P/L analysis, ad hoc analytics, to budgeting - incl rolling budgets.
They have SEC requirements to meet as well and we are helping them select an ERP solution to which the FPS solution will integrate (along with other business systems like CRM, Asset Management and systems that monitor usage. I am interested in feedback from people who have recently looked at the FP&A market (CPM or BPM if you wish) and the various software players, e.g. Cognos, Hyperion/Essbase, SAP-BW/Business Objects, Adapative Planning, LongView, etc etc etc.
What did you like/not like and why?
Are you using your solution in a BI/DW environment?