Spreadsheets remain one of the most popular tools for business professionals today. Unfortunately, while they can be great for personal productivity, they’re ill-suited for large-scale planning, budgeting and forecasting.
This is the first in a sequence of blogs that looks at how Planning Analytics and Decision Optimization can help organizations go from a plan to the right plan by leveraging optimization throughout the planning process.
Holiday operations can be quite demanding for any organization, but if you operate from the North Pole and work against the clock all year to meet your late December deadline, then you need big data and analytics. Hear what big data and advanced analytics expert Tripp Braden had to say about this
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
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
Performance reporting is vital in performance management, but quite often the finance department has conflicting objectives with the owners of plans, budgets and forecasts. In this concluding installment of a two-part series, see how automated internal performance reporting can deliver real
Performance reporting is a vital component of performance management. But very often professionals in the finance department have conflicting objectives with the owners of plans, budgets and forecasts. In this first installment of a two-part series, take a look at some performance reporting best
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
IBM Vision 2016 continues a strong tradition of inspirational and innovative presentations and discussions that shape the transformation of professions and organizations in ways that enable outthinking challenges that lie ahead. Get a unique perspective on this event from Doug Barton, director,
Organizations of all sizes are looking for ways to make innovation a central part of their business approach. In this episode of the Finance in Focus podcast series our guests—futurist and award-winning author Lisa Bodell, and IBM thought leader Doug Barton—provide practical insights into how
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.
Are you ready to leave spreadsheets behind and step into a world in which cognitive systems help drive organizational finance? Join finance leaders as part of the IBM Outthink tour to discover how modern technology is helping chief financial officers reimagine financial reporting.
Financial risk mitigation requires the integration of high quality risk data, which is often held in multiple locations. Big data storage solutions and powerful analytical tools can make financial risk mitigation a breeze.
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
Tony Boobier and Hugh Wallis discuss the impact of Solvency II regulations on the insurance industry in Europe. As of 2016, Solvency II requires mandatory risk reporting, but many European insurers face significant challenges handling the massive amounts of data they must submit to be in compliance