What do you like best?
A data-oriented solution that utilizes the best of Microsoft stack (SQL Server, SSAS, PowerBI, Excel) with the Acterys proprietory write back that creates a robust CPM tool that also has the flexibility of Excel along with ease to find and transferable skillset. Apart from short deployment time, most Excel power users can build and deploy with minimal IT skillset. Being able to utilize PowerBI full stack opens up the opportunity to provide users with feedback as they are contributing to get better forecast and drives budget ownership
What do you dislike?
Growing pains. They have been responsive to fulfilling feature requests, which also means keeping models up to date with change. It would be nice to have Corporate Cloud deployment options
Recommendations to others considering the product:
Being able to deploy in Corporate Cloud architecture along with plug and play standard models
What problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
Shortening the feedback loop to get everyone on the same page for budgets and forecasts. Working towards implementing integrated planning from different silo forecast. Also, the skill set requirement being platform specific instead of being tool specific makes finding resources easier and solutions inexpensive.