Why participate?

Any company that is interested in answers to the following questions will Profit from participation in Benchmark 2017:

  • What are best practice planning processes?
  • How does our own planning compare to other companies?
  • Where do we have improvement potential? How could we leverage that?

In return for participation to the study, participants will receive valuable feedback:


Individualized Analysis

Participating companies that submit a full questionnaire will receive an individualized analysis of their own results. The analysis will show how a company’s planning processes are positioned at the ten dimensions of successful corporate planning. It will also indicate how ones own processes are positioned compared to Benchmark companies. It thereby provides valuable insights into the status of planning processes and into potential fields of improvement.

Evaluation of Planning Maturity

The study aims at evaluating a company’s planning processes along a sophisticated maturity model. Participants will additionally receive a working paper on planning maturity. This paper will summarize the Best Practices identified in the study and will discuss ways to improve onto higher maturity levels.

Privacy Protection

Your own answers will stay anonymous towards all other participants, i.e. no individual data will be distributed to any other participants. Answers flow into the overall Benchmark in an anonymized way. Survey results will be stored onsite at the University of Applied Sciences in Rosenheim, Germany.