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.

Features

Speed up planning cycles

Automate slow, manual, disconnected, spreadsheet-based planning, budgeting and forecasting processes.

Transform planning processes

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

In the cloud, on-premises or both

Choose from on-premises or on-cloud deployment as the best delivery mechanism for your unique corporate environment. 

Collaborate on forecasts

Plan and forecast with colleagues across the organization. Collaborate with remote through a range of devices. 

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.

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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. 

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.

Resources

Finance analytics: Seven hows and millions of whys

Learn about the seven ways that top finance leaders use analytics to drive higher revenue growth and greater profitability.

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. 

Customer success

Pebble Beach

IBM Planning Analytics has cut the cost of sales by up to two percent, boosted profitability and accelerated reporting from hours to minutes. 

Pabst Brewing Company

IBM Cognos TM1 has driven operational efficiency by enabling faster and better decision making. 

Grupo Boticário

IBM Cognos TM1 has increased the accuracy of demand forecasts by 20% and enabled real-time insights into customer demand. 

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