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Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Better forecasting drives better collaboration ... and vice versa

Consider this "virtuous circle": better forecasting leads to stronger collaboration between finance and business. And, stronger collaboration leads to better financial and business forecasts. According to a recent report from the Financial Executives Research Foundation, "effective collaboration starts with understanding the information business units are using to monitor and improve performance...." Let's look at what that entails.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Four ways to cope with the seismic evolution in finance

The word “seismic” refers to earthquakes and things that behave like earthquakes. It’s the word analyst Gary Simon uses when he talks about changes taking place in today’s corporate finance organizations.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

3 (ish) big reasons to upgrade from IBM Cognos TM1 to IBM Planning Analytics Local

Dozens of IBM customers are making the switch from IBM Cognos TM1 to a powerful new solution for planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis. Find out why you should upgrade to IBM Planning Analytics Local.

Planning Analytics

Gary Simon

Preparing the finance function for an analytical future

The power and sophistication of weather forecasting puts business forecasting and planning to shame. So, what can the modern finance function learn from weather forecasting?