Maybe classifying data as structured or unstructured isn’t so simple. What is structured to some may not be structured to others and vice versa. When it comes to the business value of data, consider another way to look at data—whether it is repetitive data or non-repetitive data.
Organizational inertia and seemingly endless processes and procedures can be barriers to innovation and the timely decisions that help businesses progress. Lisa Bodell, award-winning author, innovation expert and CEO of futurethink, offers a provocative manifesto for a change revolution leveraging
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
As the data used by an enterprise grows in size, variety and importance, it is no longer acceptable that the gathering and maintenance of metadata remains an under-funded and neglected afterthought for data-driven organizations. Metadata management needs to become a key focus of an organization's
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
Something interesting is happening, and it is causing banks and other financial services to rethink how they are doing business. Customers are embracing mobile and digital channels more and more each year, and to be successful, companies must deliver customer engagement via those channels.
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
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
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.
Bringing analytics to the C-suite doesn’t have to be a struggle. Learn how you can tailor your analytics conversations to help your executive colleagues throw open the door to new vistas of business opportunity.
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.
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.