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IBM Planning Analytics

Timothy Walker

Melton Renewable energizes financial planning and analysis with IBM Planning Analytics

Melton Renewable Energy UK used IBM Planning Analytics to improve its financial performance management and accelerate budgeting and forecasting cycles.

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

5 culprits for year-end finance headaches—and how to ease the pain in 2019

Take a look at common year-end planning, budgeting and forecasting headaches that still plague finance teams, and read suggestions on how to ease the pain.

IBM 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!

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Rolling forecasts — Aberdeen offers more reasons to adopt a proven best practice

Rolling forecasts are a well-established best practice. Now, a new knowledge brief from the Aberdeen Group identifies more of their benefits.

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

How agile is your FP&A? Aberdeen reports on what it takes to be best-in-class.

We’re often told that agility is essential in today’s volatile business environment. But agility alone doesn’t guarantee success.

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Continuous planning and rolling forecasts deliver major league advantages

Continuous planning is one of the best practices that provides numerous improvements to business processes, which can deliver major benefits over time.

IBM 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...

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

End-of-year finance headaches—and how to avoid them next year

The end of one year and the beginning of another is a happy time for most of us. But for those of you who work in finance, the cheer is dampened by so...

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

CFOs Who Ignore Continuous Planning May be Putting Their Business at Risk

UK-based analyst FSN surveyed nearly 1,000 senior finance executives from around the world and we’ve been discussing the results of that survey in the Business Analytics blog. This week we’re looking at the topic of continuous planning and rolling forecasts.

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Cloud beckons, but too much planning, budgeting and forecasting remains earthbound

FSN surveyed nearly 1,000 senior finance executives and compiled the results in a report called The Future of Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting." Chapter 3 of the report addresses the promise of cloud deployment while also examining the shortfalls.