Gartner Research

How to Evaluate SaaS Corporate Performance Management Solutions

Published: 13 February 2017

ID: G00301704

Analyst(s): John Van Decker , Steve Riley , Christopher Iervolino


The majority of new sales activity in the financial and strategic CPM markets has shifted to cloud. Finance application leaders should use this research to improve product selection analysis related to cost, contract negotiation, security and solution use for SaaS CPM evaluations.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Evaluate CPM SaaS Solution Architectures Using Gartner's Cloud Attributes
    • Specific CPM Architectural Considerations
  • Factor In All Hidden SaaS Costs, Extend TCO Over Long Periods of Time and Consider Financial Statement Impacts
  • Evaluate CPM Vendor Cloud SLAs, Security and Disaster Recovery Plans

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