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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."

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...

Analytics for all

Dan Vesset

Planning analytics 101: What is our plan?

In this series of posts, guest author Dan Vesset addresses each of the five data analytics capabilities. This first post focuses on planning analytics.

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Paul Bard

4 Reasons Businesses Are Desperately Seeking Digital Transformation in Finance

You’ve heard the drumbeat. “You’ve got to go digital!” But unless you started your career in the days of green-lined accounting paper, you mig...

Planning Analytics

Marcus Dietrich

Want to use Microsoft Excel with IBM Planning Analytics? Here’s how it’s done.

You’ve heard us talk a lot about why spreadsheets aren’t suited to planning for large organizations. But Microsoft Excel is still the preferred to...

Analytics for all

Paul Bard

You can’t see what’s coming if you’re always “heads down.” Look up—it's Think 2018!

Are you “heads down” busy at work pretty much all the time? Most of us are. Well, it’s time to lift your head up and see what’s happening and ...

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Paul Bard

Analytics University is a week away! But there’s still time to register

Analytics University is one of the best opportunities you’ll ever have to learn how to get the most from your BM solutions—practical information that you and your team can put to use right now. We spoke to two IBM executives about why customers should attend Analytics University. Here’s what they had to say.

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Ronnie Rich

Frantic but fun: Preparing to present at Analytics University 2017

I've been lucky enough to have been a presenter at many past IBM conferences, and I’m fortunate to be participating in Analytics University 2017 as well. So, what's it like to prepare a session for an outstanding event like Analytics University? I can shed some light on that.

Planning Analytics

Paul Bard

Nucleus identifies four defining features of modern CPM

If your company is looking for a new corporate performance management (CPM) solution, how should you evaluate the options? And what key capabilities you should be looking for? The analysts at Nucleus research have thought about these questions a lot. And they identified four critical features that differentiate modern CPM solutions.

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.