Each year, the Promotion Optimization Institute (POI) releases their annual report on software leaders in the trade promotion management and optimization space. POI conducts in-depth research including interviews and full demonstrations of each vendor’s platform and products. This vendor report has been published for the last five years. UpClear has been featured in each of these vendor industry reports, and is proud to be recognized with best in class distinctions in five functional areas.
2021 has seen an evolution of the industry report, having been renamed the “Enterprise Planning” Vendor Panorama. This recognizes the expansion of leading vendors to cover a wider range of business processes, such as Revenue Management and Integrated Business Planning. This year also only saw the list of featured vendors focus on ten companies as opposed to previous years where twenty five vendors were included.
In the 2021 Enterprise Planning Vendor Panorama, UpClear has been recognized as Best-In-Class in the following categories that are considered critical to Enterprise Planning for consumer goods brands.
Desktop UX (User Experience)
IBP/S&OP Capabilities (Integrated Business Planning) (Sales & Operations Planning)
2021 saw some significant growth at UpClear, with the latest release of Upclear’s platform BluePlanner 5 which has a revamped User Interface to further improve user experience and an added embedded intelligence capability. In addition, new partnerships have been added for data services and business expansion. Within the vendor profile in the report, UpClear’s product was met with positive reviews and comments including the following:
“ Full P&L capabilities and views embedded throughout the solution drive the users to common language and KPIs”
“UpClear boasts a simple to use, yet very robust TPM. It is visually appealing and next action oriented with a nice balance throughout the solution of visual representations of data and actual data.”
“Platform graphics are excellent. We like the tile-based orientation with a miniature version of the underlying report to aid in navigation…..the solution is very dynamic in nature and easily guides the user through the process.”
“UpClear’s goal is to make planning as simple as possible, so the user doesn’t have to worry about how to set up the deal with new market complexities. We see them putting power into the user’s hands through the ability to configure the user view.”
“UpClear has a tremendous upside and momentum as a global player. Evaluate UpClear when you want a really good TPM, TPO, and RGM capabilities and an exceptional user experience with global potential at an attractive price, or if you have an existing TPM and want TPO capabilities layered on top to evaluate optimized promotions.