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Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

IBM Planning Analytics top-ranked in 25 KPIs by BARC

IBM Planning Analytics “top-ranked” in 25 KPIs and named a “Leader” in 13 more by BARC in "the world's largest survey of planning software users."

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Tim Walker

IBM Analytics University 2018: Take yourself back to school!

Attend the leading event for learning how IBM Analytics can make your organization more successful, in Stockholm September 17–20 and in Miami October 2–5.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Continuous planning and rolling forecasts deliver major league advantages

In a famous scene from the baseball movie, Bull Durham, Kevin Costner’s character, a disillusioned minor-league catcher, tells a young protégé who...

Planning Analytics

Guy Jones

Looking for a new planning application? There is a better option!

You might have read my previous blog posts on things to look out for when evaluating enterprise planning applications. As you can see, some applicatio...

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Tim Walker

Do You Trust Your Data to Drive Better Decisions? Two New Resources Help You Learn How.

Why read this: To understand the quality of your data and drive better decision making. The payoff: Two new expert resources from IBM Business Analyt...

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...

Event

Paul Bard

Five finance-focused reasons for flying off to IBM Analytics University 2017!

IBM Analytics University 2017 is happening this October in two great cities—Berlin and New Orleans. For three days (three and a half in Berlin), you'll get all kinds of practical, in-depth information about getting the most from your IBM solutions. If you're in finance, you don't want to miss it. Here 5 reasons why.

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.

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.

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.