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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 **

Nickolus Plowden

What is Business Intelligence?

Data is everywhere. In your phone, your TV, your car, your house, your company’s ledgers and supply chain . . . we’re living in a world awash with...

Analytics for all - ** Featured Post **

Tim Walker

Do You Trust Your Data to Drive Better Decisions? Two New Resources Help You Learn How.

Why read this: To understand the quality of your data and drive better decision making. The payoff: Two new expert resources from IBM Business Analyt...

Planning Analytics

Guy Jones

Looking for a new planning application? There is a better option!

You might have read my previous blog posts on things to look out for when evaluating enterprise planning applications. As you can see, some applicatio...

Planning Analytics

Guy Jones

Looking for a new planning application? Are you really getting a “single version of the truth”?

Have you sat through any planning application demos recently? Well, you will probably find that most vendors are spinning a "single version of the tru...

Planning Analytics

Marcus Dietrich

Want to use Microsoft Excel with IBM Planning Analytics? Here’s how it’s done.

You’ve heard us talk a lot about why spreadsheets aren’t suited to planning for large organizations. But Microsoft Excel is still the preferred to...

Planning Analytics

Guy Jones

In the market for a new planning application? Make sure you do the math first!

A new planning application can help take your organization’s planning process to a whole new level by reducing your dependence on spreadsheets, auto...

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

“What if” scenario modeling key to readiness for 2018 tax changes

Scenario modeling is one of the most interesting parts of the job for finance professionals. Scenario models enable organizations to imagine and to pr...

Analytics for all

Paul Bard

You can’t see what’s coming if you’re always “heads down.” Look up—it's Think 2018!

Are you “heads down” busy at work pretty much all the time? Most of us are. Well, it’s time to lift your head up and see what’s happening and ...

Analytics for all

Brad Molzen

You can’t build AI without an analytics foundation

When you’re building a house, you always start with the foundation.  It is the most important part of your house, and deserves your highest amount ...

Watson Analytics

Allison Castelot

5 Things about me, Watson Analytics for Social Media

If you spend any time on social media (even if you don’t do it professionally like I do) you’ve probably come across the periodically-trending “...

Watson Analytics

Tim Aston

Dodge throws touchdown, then fumbles their Super Bowl ads

One of the hottest topics on social media these past few days has been the Super Bowl commercials.  Many viewers tune in just to watch these ads, ign...

Watson Analytics

Usaama Alnaji

What does the internet think about 2018's Super Bowl LII? Get the play-by-play

The biggest football game of the year has descended upon the U.S.! Get your jerseys on, game face on, and your queso dip ready folks, because on Sunda...