Business analytics blog

What's happening? What's new? How do I use business analytics? What can I do? Find answers to these questions in the business analytics blog.

Cognos Analytics - ** Featured Post **

Kevin McFaul

Announcing the all-new IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1!

IBM Cognos Analytics 11.1 is a huge advance in our quest to bring the full power of AI to BI with advanced analytics capabilities driven by AI.

Planning Analytics - ** Featured Post **

Andreas Kugelmeier

The transformational role of analytics in modern FOPM

Leading companies are increasingly embracing a modern FOPM — Financial and Operational Performance Management. What makes it modern?

Planning Analytics

Andreas Kugelmeier

How does IBM Planning Analytics meet the demands of finance transformation?

Financial and operational performance management (FOPM) software such as IBM Planning Analytics can help organizations transform their financial processes.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Want to better align finance and ops using EPM? Start with better data access.

Proper alignment is critical to success in business. A new knowledge brief from the Aberdeen Group outlines key EPM capabilities for better alignment.

Planning Analytics

Spencer Lin

Learning from finance leaders—three things top organizations can teach us

Amid the disruption of today’s economy, organizations must learn from finance leaders to digitally reinvent their enterprise business and operating models.

Planning Analytics

Guy Jones

Your planning app should go beyond just automating spreadsheets

Your new planning app is not just a spreadsheet automation tool, but an enabler to unlock capabilities that were unthinkable in the spreadsheet world.

Analytics for all

Timothy Walker

Kick out the jams—the Analytics University design jams!

The IBM Analytics design team will lead Analytics University design jams and related sessions in Stockholm on September 17–20 and Miami on October 2–5.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Ops, sales, marketing, HR — everyone needs business planning solutions!

Do you think planning applications are only for Finance? Au contraire, mon frère! Fast, flexible planning and analysis is for everyone!

Planning Analytics

Guy Jones

Is your planning application promoting bad behavior by your finance team?

Lack of reporting flexibility can foster error-prone manual finance processes. You can prevent that with browser-based planning application capabilities.

Cognos Analytics

Graham Turney

Manufacturing analytics: using smart analytics to improve factories, products and customer satisfaction

Manufacturing is going through massive changes thanks the use of data-driven smart manufacturing analytics to dramatically improve productivity.

Analytics for all

Tim Walker

10 can’t-miss sessions at IBM Analytics University 2018

Recently we invited you to “take yourself back to school” at IBM Analytics University 2018. Now it’s time to figure out your class schedule!

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

IBM moves into the Gartner Leaders Quadrant for Cloud FP&A

IBM is positioned in the Leaders quadrant in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Solutions for 2018.