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?
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.
No one keeps a weather eye like the property and casualty industry does. In their incessant quest to mitigate and prevent natural disasters, insurance providers can be among the chief beneficiaries of weather analytics, gauging weather-related risks to protect insured assets and avoid incurring
Although predictive maintenance offers significant benefits to personnel who operate and maintain essential assets, its dependence on additional on-premises IT resources can deter organizations from relying on it. Learn how an IBM cloud-based solution can help give organizations insight into asset
Attend IBM Insight 2015 to watch the semifinalists in the Hack the Weather hackathon present their projects to a panel of judges, and learn how to use weather-driven analysis to address your own analytics-related business challenges.
Financial analytics software transforms the chief financial officer role from number cruncher to strategic business partner. This is accomplished with faster, more accurate forecasting, simplified and less conflict-laden planning and quicker decision making with real-time, trusted financial metrics.
Anyone involved with finance should take a look at how Watson Analytics can easily enhance performance management, enable more accurate processes and drive attainment of operational goals—while using the most sophisticated analytics capabilities in the industry.
How organizations approach inventory optimization can pave the way for business success. Although significant obstacles lie in the way, adopting five best practices can help organizations incorporate analytics into their inventory optimization.
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
IBM Cloud solutions for Finance offer more than just rapid, cost-effective deployment. Companies are turning to IBM Cloud for its software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications, which provide critical competitive advantages to enhance organizational performance, revenue and growth.
Which comes first—investment in forecasting, or investment in planning or scheduling? Discover how investing in planning and scheduling processes and solutions can bring benefits even when forecasting is lacking, and find out how IBM Analytics can help your organization start its advanced analytics