Editor’s note: Because “the Force” of Watson Analytics for Social Media commandeered Vision Thursday (May the 4th), we’re celebrating Cinco de Mayo with a special Friday Vision article for FOPM. Therefore, if you’re in FOPM (financial and operational performance management), este artículo de blog es para ti (this blog article’s for you).
Ever since the Vision conference began back in 2011, financial and operational performance management (FOPM) has been a key focus. And, this year is no different. Vision 2017 is the very best venue for you to learn how to get the most from your FOPM solutions. Keynote presentations and breakout sessions alike will cover topics ranging from the nuts-and-bolts details of deployment, to innovative approaches taken by your industry peers, to IBM plans for the future of these solutions.
Don’t miss these FOPM sessions at Vision 2017!
At Vision 2017, there will be a lot of really informative session topics to consider. Nevertheless, there are some we believe you won’t want to miss. So, here are 5 (+2) of the FOPM breakout sessions you should plan to attend at this year’s conference.
1. Measuring Profitability Correctly? How Fifth Third Bank Uses IBM to Regain Client Relationships
Who are our most profitable and least profitable clients? Are we measuring profitability correctly? These were the questions that executives at Fifth Third Bank asked as they made pricing decisions to maximize the value of their client relationships. This session offers unique insights into how the bank implemented processes to gather, measure and track customer profitability data. (Session #1024)
2. Hybrid Planning: Accessing On-Premises Data from IBM Planning Analytics in the Cloud
Organizations around the world are increasingly taking advantage of cloud. But, planning systems often need to access data stored in on-premises databases. This session provides an overview of integration technologies. Then, it shows you how to configure and access on-premises data using a secure connector. (Session #1013)
3. Migrating from IBM Cognos TM1 on-premises to IBM Planning Analytics on Cloud at McGraw Hill Education
Learn about leaner, meaner and cleaner budgeting and forecasting at McGraw Hill Education. Hear how the company is successfully migrating its on-premises IBM Cognos TM1 system to the cloud, including details on setting up a gateway to access on-premises Oracle data, reporting in IBM Planning Analytics Workspace, user training and more. (Session #1028)
4. Planning and Analytics is Just Data with a Sole: Retail Analytics with Allen Edmonds
Every Allen Edmonds shoe style is sold in over 300 color, style and width combinations. So, with over 100,000 unique SKUs, this presents some unique challenges for a specialty retailer. This session takes you through the Allen Edmonds journey with IBM Planning Analytics and shares the company’s results. (Session #1140)
Johnson & Johnson is using IBM Cognos TM1 as the backbone of the transformation of its global finance operations. As part of this transformation, the company has formed Centers of Excellence focusing on financial planning and analysis (FP&A) throughout the world, and now has 400+ employees in these centers serving all sectors in J&J. Join us at this session to hear more about J&J’s financial planning transformation and important considerations for establishing an effective Analytics Center of Excellence. (Session #1124)
6. What’s New in IBM Cognos Controller Version 10.3?
The latest release of IBM Cognos Controller includes an intuitive new web-based interface called Cognos Controller Web. It is designed for reporting site users who need to report for one or more subsidiaries into the group’s financial consolidation. Join us to learn what you can do with the latest version of Cognos Controller! (Session #1142)
7. IBM Planning Analytics Workspace Modeling—Present and Future
Workspace is the web platform for all IBM Planning Analytics users—contributors, authors, analysts and modelers. With modeling in its early stages, we want to share what we’ve built so far. Not only that, but we’ll also outline the master plan for a grand future. (Session #1047)
Then there’s CPE credit, networking–and a $400 alumni discount!
Sessions like those listed here help you get more value and better performance from the software you already own. Furthermore, many of the FOPM and other educational sessions are also certified for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) credits by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). In addition, Vision 2017 offers numerous opportunities for networking with your peers and IBM product experts. Finally, IBM offers a $400 alumni discount to both individuals and companies that have attended in the past. Basically, it’s one more way that Vision delivers a lot of bang for your finance team’s buck.
So, mark your calendar for May 16-19 and we’ll see you in Orlando! And, visit the conference website to learn more about our FOPM and other great sessions or register today.