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Transform your planning, reporting and analysis processes

Steer your business performance more effectively by providing the speed, agility and foresight you need to compete successfully. Finance and business users across companies of all sizes can synthesize information, uncover trends and deliver insights to improve decision making throughout the organization.

Automate your manual processes and collaborate on planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis. Perform powerful, what-if scenario modeling for insights into product, customer and sales channel profitability.

See why IBM was named a leader by Nucleus Research.

Learn why IBM was "top-ranked" in 20 KPIs in the BARC Planning Survey 17.

Discover why BPM Partners named IBM an established market leader in Business Performance Management.

Features

Speed up planning cycles

Speed up planning cycles

Deploy on premises or on cloud to automate slow, spreadsheet-based planning, budgeting and forecasting.

Transform planning processes

Transform planning processes

Transform your processes with driver-based plans and rolling forecasts that integrate financial and operational performance management. 

Collaborate on forecasts

Collaborate on forecasts

Collaborate on plans, budgets and forecasts with colleagues across the organization, through a range of devices. 

Close, consolidate and report

Close, consolidate and report

Automate and accelerate the financial close process and provide an enterprise view of key financial ratios and metrics. 

Featured solution

IBM Planning Analytics

IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1, lets you explore and analyze data, create sophisticated scenario models and perform in-depth, multidimensional analysis to assess the impact of initiatives and market events on your most profitable products, customers and sales channels.

Products

IBM Planning Analytics

Planning, budgeting, forecasting and multidimensional analysis--powered by IBM TM1. 

IBM Cognos Controller

Supports the close, consolidation and reporting process with the agility and affordability of a cloud-based solution. 

Customer success

London South Bank University

IBM Planning Analytics has reduced the time it takes to complete payroll planning and budget updates from one day to one hour.

RAC Insurance

IBM Planning Analytics on Cloud has boosted productivity by an estimated 20 percent by reducing budgeting work for the finance team.

Frasers Property Australia

IBM Planning Analytics enables faster, more accurate forecasting and enhances scenario planning for smarter decision-making.

Laura Ashley

IBM Planning Analytics and IBM Cognos® Controller have enabled rapid financial consolidations for both management and statutory reporting.

Resources

IBM Business Analytics Resource Center

Watch on-demand webinars and videos to explore trending topics and learn from IBM subject matter experts.

CFOs who ignore continuous planning may be putting their business at risk

Read about the insights gained from FSN’s survey of nearly a thousand senior finance executives from around the world. 

Budgeting: Beyond spreadsheets

Address the shortcomings of spreadsheets — while retaining the Microsoft Excel interface. 

Planning, budgeting and forecasting: Software selection guide

Read about a systematic approach to selecting planning, budgeting and forecasting software that facilitates rolling forecasts and more of today’s best practices in finance. 

Related solutions

IBM Cognos Analytics

Become more analytics-driven with an integrated solution for all your managed and self-service needs. Empower people to work with data and find their own answers within a governed framework. 

IBM Watson Analytics

Easily take the pulse of your topic or audience by spotting trends from millions of online sources and social channels.

IBM Decision Optimization

Uses powerful analytics to solve tough planning and scheduling challenges to drive better outcomes.

IBM SPSS Modeler

A predictive analytics platform that brings predictive intelligence to decisions made by individuals, groups, systems and the enterprise.

Our reporting processes are at least 50 percent faster now, which has a real positive impact on the way we do business.

—Connie Walsh, Director of Retail Inventory, Planning and Analysis, Allen Edmonds