If your finance team uses any of the products in IBM’s financial performance management suite, you really should consider putting the IBM Vision 2017 conference on your event calendar. After all, Vision 2017 is the premier global conference for finance and business professionals. And, this year it will be held May 16-19 in Orlando, Florida.
Vision 2017 offers practical, how-to information about IBM solutions in five key areas:
- Financial and Operational Performance Management
- Sales Performance Management
- Governance, Risk and Compliance
- Business Intelligence
- Data Discovery
As a result, you can learn new ways to get the maximum value from your IBM software and hear thought-provoking keynotes. Furthermore, you’ll meet product experts and fellow professionals. Of course, you’ll have some fun along the way.
So, in a nod to the 5 key areas of the event, here are the top 5 reasons finance should attend.
More than 150 sessions and workshops will cover planning, budgeting, forecasting, analysis, profitability modeling, financial consolidation, financial and management reporting, governance, risk, compliance and more. Not only that, but you’ll also hear about the evolution of IBM TM1 into IBM Planning Analytics. In addition, you can learn how to get more value and performance from IBM Cognos Controller and IBM Cognos Disclosure Management.
#2. Learn about new capabilities
Are you eager to explore new solutions and new capabilities? Then, Vision 2017 is the event for you. You can get a close look at the solutions you’ve been thinking about and see them in action. Moreover, you’ll get insights into the IBM product roadmap so you can plan wisely for the future.
#3. See real-world case studies
Vision 2017 gives you the chance to hear from leading companies and IBM subject matter experts about how to apply agile planning and exploratory analytics in real-world situations.
#4. Network with peers and product experts
Make the one-to-one connections that only a live event can offer. More than 1,800 of your fellow professionals will be in attendance. Therefore, you’ll have a chance to meet and trade ideas and experiences with peers, colleagues and IT professionals. And, you can meet one-on-one with IBM executives to discuss strategies that will help you succeed in the cognitive era.
#5. Earn CPE credits
Many of the educational sessions at Vision 2017 are certified for Continued Professional Education (CPE) credits by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). So, that’s one more way that Vision 2017 gives you a lot of bang for the buck.
Expect the unexpected in finance and beyond
Vision 2017 can show you paths forward that you never expected. So don’t miss this opportunity. And, if you register by April 17 to qualify for the Early Bird discount and get $300 off the Standard rate. (Conference alumni save an additional $100, for a total savings of $400!)