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.
Line-of-business (LoB) stakeholders want to know that their analytics investment will help them make better, faster, and smarter decisions, with measurable business results. But for many, measuring success from applying Machine Learning and Decision Optimization is not obvious. Learn the top 3
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
Finance teams looking for agility and efficiency won’t find it in spreadsheet-based processes. To uncover vital business insights, a move to automated planning is essential. This summit details how the latest financial planning and analysis (FP&A) innovations can help finance teams drive their