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Paul Bard
Senior Marketing Writer, IBM

Paul Bard is a Senior Marketing Writer in the area of Financial & Operational Performance Management for IBM Business Analytics. With more than 15 years of experience in topics related to planning software, Paul specializes in writing and editing content for websites, product collateral, thought leadership and executive communications.

Change the way you collaborate with a new financial planning solution

Change the way you collaborate with a new financial planning solution

November 28, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Get a head start on the planning and analysis process, and transform the experience with a solution that’s available on premises and in the cloud. Plus, take advantage of a free trial to see how easy performing an in-depth analysis can be.
Calling all TM1 users: Your next on-premises planning solution is here

Calling all TM1 users: Your next on-premises planning solution is here

November 16, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Some financial organizations may have been waiting to make a move to adopt an enterprise-scale planning analytics solution for planning, budgeting and forecasting. Now, the anticipated release of an on-premises and cloud-based version of IBM Planning Analytics just may be the tipping point for...
IBM Planning Analytics -- now on premises

IBM Planning Analytics -- now on premises

October 24, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Look for IBM to launch the on-premises version of its enterprise performance management solution, IBM Planning Analytics, at for IBM Insight at World of Watson 2016. Check out the new features and business benefits of this new release of a leading-edge financial and operational performance...
IBM positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic CPM

IBM positioned as a Leader in Gartner Magic Quadrant for Strategic CPM

August 3, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Gartner’s first-ever Magic Quadrant for Strategic Corporate Performance Management Solutions positions IBM as a leader in SCPM, placing it farther along the completeness of vision axis than any other organization in the Leaders quadrant. Find out why by exploring the capabilities of IBM’s on-...
Analytics for the office of finance: How smart CFOs stay ahead

Analytics for the office of finance: How smart CFOs stay ahead

July 25, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Financial offices within organizations drive strategic planning and implementation that require enhanced insight into the business, the market and trends. Explore highlights from a recent IBM paper surveying C-suite executives and detailing the correlation between leaders deploying analytics...
For strategic planning, business must go beyond spreadsheets

For strategic planning, business must go beyond spreadsheets

May 5, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
The spreadsheet is arguably the most popular business tool ever invented, but it’s not well suited to large-scale, collaborative planning, budgeting and forecasting. Business needs to go beyond spreadsheets to planning analytics solutions that enable data-driven decision making. Take a look at key...
How IBM delivers S’more profitability for Hershey’s Brazil

How IBM delivers S’more profitability for Hershey’s Brazil

April 26, 2016 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
See how Hershey’s Brazil implemented IBM Cognos TM1 as the basis of an enterprise planning solution enabling enhanced analysis of sales and customer data to identify key value drivers and increase profit margins. And, get the full, inside story from The Hershey Company at IBM Vision 2016.
How to get future-ready: Five recommendations for finance teams

How to get future-ready: Five recommendations for finance teams

December 28, 2015 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Don’t let outmoded practices and irrelevant processes hold back your organization. Instead, discover what practices author and analyst David Parmenter believes finance teams can implement to heighten their efficiency and effectiveness.

Budgeting falls short in popularity poll

November 5, 2015 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Businesspeople consider budgeting a very unpleasant task, primarily because the mechanics of budgeting are so frustrating. Fortunately, a new solution makes budgeting more bearable by eliminating most unproductive Excel spreadsheet activities such as tracking down numbers, fixing broken links and...
The top three spreadsheet errors of the decade—so far

The top three spreadsheet errors of the decade—so far

September 11, 2015 | by Paul Bard, Senior Marketing Writer, IBM
Despite being the go-to tool for budgets, forecasts and planning, spreadsheets are unfortunately often prone to errors, primarily because of the volume of manual processes the tool requires. Three noteworthy examples from the past decade illustrate how damaging spreadsheet errors can be. By...

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