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IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Ancestry.com has 51 quintillion reasons for choosing IBM for FP&A

When Ancestry.com needed an FP&A solution capable of handling a super-cube of 51 quintillion data points, they chose IBM Planning Analytics.

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Data and analytics: the most important drivers of competitiveness

A report from Forrester Research says that “data and analytics ... are becoming the most important driver of competitiveness.”

Analytics for all

Paul Bard

Seven key terms to help you learn about GDPR

GDPR is the new data privacy regulation for the European Union. Here are 7 key terms to give you a quick introduction to this important new EU regulation.

IBM 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...

Analytics for all

Patrick Butler

Data analytics — four short talks with IBM experts

What questions are you asking about your business data analytics? We asked IBM Analytics experts how they perceive today's challenges in data analytics.

IBM Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Let’s add “O” to FP&A: Why finance teams should include operational data in their FP&A

Financial planning and analysis (FP&A) is probably the most interesting part of the finance job. But, according to a recent article in CFO magazin...

Analytics for all

Paul Ambraz

How to be data-driven and act on your analytics vision

 The potential of what businesses can achieve with analytics is tremendous, and it just keeps growing.  Taking full advantage means incorporating ...

Analytics for all

Forsyth Alexander

10 types of data that change your business game

We should be celebrating data. If we didn't have data, we'd making decisions based on instinct or gut feel. That might lead to one or two successes, but it's like pin-the-tail-on-the-donkey. A whole lot of blind stabbing goes on. These 10 types of data take the blindfold out of the game while adding tremendous value.

Analytics for all

Suman Mukherjee

Analyzing traffic data in the heart of Manhattan (and other boroughs)

Analyzing traffic data can tell us a lot about accidents. Recently, I used Watson Analytics to analyze data from the New York Police Department from 2013-2015 to see what I could learn about traffic accidents in the New York area.

Analytics for all

Forsyth Alexander

Data is for everyone–and yes, that means you!

Think you need to be a math or technical genius to use data? Think again. Everyone can tap into data and use it to do better things.