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Plan continuously and with greater accuracy
Many small to large organizations rely on error-prone spreadsheets and manual processes for their business planning needs. Businesses need to evolve their planning and analysis strategies to include extended planning and analytics (xP&A). This means creating a single source of truth to streamline planning, manage performance and build alignment across the enterprise.
IBM® Planning Analytics with Watson® (PDF, 850 KB) is an AI-infused, continuous integrated planning solution that allows you to transcend the limits of manual planning. This solution breaks down business unit siloes so you can quickly create more accurate plans and forecasts for FP&A, sales, supply chain and beyond—all on one platform. Pivot in real-time, accelerate decision making and drive higher performance, all at the speed of modern business.
Gartner, Innovation Insight for Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A), Robert Anderson, John Van Decker, Tim Payne, Melissa Hilbert, David Pidsley, 28 October 2020
IBM Planning Analytics with Watson recognized as a 2021 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice in the Cloud Financial Planning & Analysis market
Solve your most pressing problems
Improve the accuracy and reliability of your financial plans and forecasts and create a holistic view of performance with continuous integrated planning.
Build synchronized, agile and resilient supply chains with an integrated planning process.
Deliver comprehensive analytics, greater forecast accuracy, growth in top-line revenue and shorter sales cycles.
Develop a dynamic workforce blueprint that enhances business operations and strategies.
Grupo Boticário: Predicting consumer demand for cosmetics with insight that is more than skin-deep (03:41)
Determine the right marketing mix and resources to drive the highest ROI.
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BARC names IBM a Market Leader
In the 2020 BARC Score report, the Business Application Research Center named IBM a Market Leader in Integrated Planning and Analytics Portfolios for planning, reporting and analysis. BARC noted that the scalability, flexibility, and integration capabilities set IBM apart from competitors.