Solve your workforce planning challenges


Your challenge
Workforce planning in spreadsheets is time-consuming and can be constraining. It’s often necessary to implement changes and make updates to plans across multiple worksheets, which can be complicated and have a high risk of error.

Our solution
Automate workforce planning for faster and more accurate results. With one sophisticated solution, easily analyze and model merit increases, employee skills, payroll costs and compensation across departments.


Your challenge
Alignment between HR, finance and operations is crucial to ensure the right people are in the right roles at the right time to meet organizational demands and limit attrition. However, this is rarely a simple task.

Our solution
Collaborate on plans across HR, finance and operations, integrating data from Human Capital Management (HCM) & ERP/GL systems into one central repository. Align departmental staffing needs with organizational objectives.


Your challenge
It’s critical to provide timely ROI and workforce insights, and iterate on plans to improve outcomes. But HR teams aren’t always equipped with the right skills, and making changes can be manual and complicated.

Our solution
Easy-to-use analytics make reporting workforce ROI painless. And as business priorities and conditions change, it’s easy to sandbox options in real time and update plans using one integrated solution.

Benefits of unified workforce planning


are more capable of improving performance efficiency without increasing headcount


are more likely to increase ROI per employee


have improved employee engagement and tenure

Workforce planning solution: IBM Planning Analytics powered by TM1®

IBM Planning Analytics is a fast, flexible and complete workforce planning and analytics solution. Deployable on cloud, on premises, or both, the solution automates manual processes and helps simplify complex analytics and the communication of insights across the organization.

What our users are saying

“Introducing IBM Analytics has dramatically accelerated HR planning and reduced the risk of error.”

-Nadia Bertoncini, Natura Cosméticos

“The tool is easy to use and the data within Workforce Planning is used to inform financial forecasting.”

-Andy White, GKN Aerospace

“IBM Planning Analytics improves processes and saves us time.”

-Bobbi Jo Rosol, University of Pittsburgh

Workforce planning software use cases

Headcount and staffing planning

Attain accurate, comprehensive visibility into your workforce staffing and headcount planning by unifying all your data. Ensure all plans are aligned with organizational growth and objectives. Gain insights into performance and morale to help identify trends and prevent attrition.

Salary and compensation planning

Make sure your compensation plan is competitive and aligns with corporate objectives. See the impact of merit increases and promotions before you implement them with what-if scenario modeling.

Succession planning

Skills development is crucial to workforce longevity and success. And with the right planning solution, skills can be tracked and measured to ensure ROI can be provided to justify training programs.

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