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This discussion addressed whether software vendors really support “Integrated Business Planning”, or if it is just a management fad. The following is a summary of the key conclusions derived from the discussion thread:

  • There are different views about what constitutes “full integration”.
  • These views will often vary between Financial and Operational professionals.
  • While fully integrated processes are possible, no single vendor supports it.

The full thread can be viewed at: IBP is a HOAX →