Success factor: User acceptance

While the underlying market conditions are continually changing and the demands placed on management are constantly increasing, it is essential to ensure a continuous improvement in the performance of the company as a whole at all times. This represents an enormous challenge for the management team. The interplay between the creation of business concepts and their systematic implementation is particularly gaining importance.

Prepared for daily business

There is a general consensus at most companies that performance management is absolutely essential. So far, so good. Ultimately, in this day and age, a unified performance management solution is a core prerequisite for successful company management. However, the key question is whether the management is capable of steering its business appropriately and thereby making the necessary operational and strategic impact. A performance management solution can only be implemented efficiently if user acceptance is guaranteed – or in other words if the application works as intended for the user. Like all software, reporting and planning tools must, of course, also stand up to daily business and various user scenarios.

Real solutions are called for

User acceptance of a unified planning solution is conditioned by several different factors. On the one hand, economic and technical aspects must be taken into consideration, while on the other hand, an organizational and strategic perspective is also required. The challenge lies in addressing the individual needs and experiences of the software users while also incorporating the company’s strategy and values into the process.

Best practice

In the best-case scenario, a company opts for an application from the very outset which has been developed with a strong focus on user acceptance. Specialized reporting and planning tools are available on the market that provide predefined turnkey solutions, thereby supporting inter-divisional, coordinated decisions within the company. Simple handling and a cloud-based application ensures trouble-free use of such tools for all employees. This avoids employees working in individual solutions. It also simplifies internal communication and dialog throughout the processes. Ideally, the application uses predefined best-practice concepts and thus facilitates a short implementation time using best-practices and tested procedures that are clear and easy for users to understand.

Related Posts

Apliqo UX — May release

Apliqo UX 2023 May release is here and it brings a multitude of exciting new features and improvements that take the application to new heights.

Read More »

More resources

Apliqo UX - 2023 October Release

Apliqo UX is constantly improving and this last release is no exception. Experience all the latest improvements in the interactive demo we prepared.

Read this article

Apliqo UX — May release

Apliqo UX 2023 May release is here and it brings a multitude of exciting new features and improvements that take the application to new heights. From enhanced visualization capabilities to streamlined workflows, this release is packed with advancements across almost every aspect of the product. Let's dive into the key highlights of this release.

Read this article

Gran Turismo 7 + IBM Planning Analytics / TM1 + Apliqo UX — How telemetry is relevant to running a business.

A few words on our recent data experiment with Gran Turismo 7 and how it demonstrates just how powerful Planning Analytics becomes with Apliqo UX.

Read this article
How telemetry is relevant to running a business

Why you should do a forecast post-mortem

Accurate forecasting is a severely underrated skill in modern business and one that you should be looking to improve if you want to maximize the value of your planning and analytics. But the only way to do this is to have a feedback loop where you can look back on the forecast methodologies that you used in the past and assess how they fared when coming up against the uncertainties of the real world. It's for this reason, that a forecast post-mortem can be such an eye-opening component of your FP&A journey.

Read this article

How Apliqo UX streamlines cross-department collaboration

Better collaboration starts with effective communication, not just verbally, but through the way that you visualise and communicate your data. Learn how Apliqo UX can help you improve your data storytelling.

Read this article