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IBM Cognos software for travel and transportation

The challenge

See all aspects of your business

Current economic conditions present many challenges—such as compromised cash flow, difficulty managing inventories to meet fluctuating demand, and declining sales, revenues and profits. Your organization needs complete visibility into your financial and operational performance to remain competitive. IBM® Cognos® software for travel and transportation provides insight in real time, and turns your performance data into information you can act on.


The solution

Monitor your operations to drive performance improvements

Cognos software for travel and transportation can help you find answers to the key questions that are critical to better planning, forecasting, profitability, and financial and operational performance. It provides a complete, integrated, open standards-based platform. It delivers world-leading performance management technologies and business intelligence software, giving you the knowledge and tools to respond quickly to market changes and inefficiencies, and build customer satisfaction.

The solution enables you to integrate and manage large volumes of information in real time, incorporating analytics and predictive modeling, scorecards, reporting and dashboards. It provides the ability to share information across the entire value chain, speeding time to value by delivering trusted, accurate and timely information.

Monitor performance at the holistic level. Analyze processes, products and suppliers. Drill down to transaction-level detail to make more informed, intelligent decisions, and create competitive advantage.


The benefits

Turn performance data into actionable information

Cognos software for travel and transportation provides complete visibility into your operations so you can:

  • Streamline planning, improve forecasting, gain operational efficiencies and cut costs.
  • Perform budgeting, consolidation, reporting and detailed analysis of revenue trends.
  • Monitor performance and adjust day-to-day operations to meet or exceed targets and respond to market changes.
  • Align supply with demand to maximize profitability.
  • Optimize service delivery routes to enhance customer loyalty.


The specifics

Top-performing software

Cognos software consists of:

  • Cognos 8 Performance Management System—provides cost-effective, timely information reach; business visibility across geographies and users; scalability to streamline deployment and management; Web-based interface; and flexibility that exploits existing infrastructure investments
  • Cognos 8 Planning—delivers higher levels of predictable financial and operational performance, improves forecast reliability, and helps you create and maintain models that reduce budgeting and planning time
  • Cognos TM1—enables real-time consolidation, viewing and editing of volumes of multidimensional data using a patented technology that supports financial performance management



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