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
Business professionals need answers to critical questions that bolster the accuracy of predictive forecasting. And forecasting is a vital approach for a number of business measures including product demand, revenue, sales and more. Discover why predictive forecasting is essential for any line of
Financial forecasting takes time, but it is an integral part of the decision-making process in an organization. Financial teams should use analytics to alleviate some of the tedious work in forecasting and present more options to executive teams, allowing for better business decisions.
In this roundtable podcast, IBM’s Tony Levy talks candidly with senior financial analysts from four companies to learn what challenges led these IBM customers to adopt performance management solutions. During their conversation, you’ll learn about the successes that these companies have already
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.
The world’s a risky place. And yet the human race has become very adept at risk mitigation in the face of every nasty thing it might throw our way—or that we may hurl at each other. Discover how social sentiment, beliefs and practices that perpetuate environmental risk factors can play a
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
Rolling forecasts can help companies adapt quickly and easily, but their implementation can be a daunting prospect. To deploy your own rolling forecast system, begin by involving the people who can help the system succeed, and then shift smoothly from gear to gear, hitting top speed without a hitch
Global corporations have treasury teams and huge ERP systems to manage their financials, but smaller firms often do not have that luxury. However, SMBs can draw on SaaS vendors to achieve similar results in budgeting and forecasting.
The advent of weather analytics has come none too soon. From inventory planning to public safety, organizations around the world are looking to weather data to help inform their decisions. But can they stay afloat in a sea of big data?
The market is abuzz with news and announcements around financial performance management. Read on to discover a variety of useful assets and resources and learn how you can transform your organization's planning, budgeting, forecasting, reporting and analysis processes.
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In weather prediction, the past holds the key to the future, allowing businesses to predict future changes in both the short term and long term. In particular, organizations can use market-level analytics to take stock of how weather affects consumer behavior, helping drive the business forward.