Now is your time for a business intelligence revolution

Business intelligence (BI) is a way to reveal actionable insights in your data. If you keep a sales spreadsheet and do forecasts, you’re already practicing BI on a limited scale. If you ever wonder about the "why" behind your spreadsheets, you need BI to help you understand the drivers powering the numbers you see. And if you need BI, you need a modern solution that enables you to generate expertly authored, stunning reports; visualize results; and share those results. You need to be able to ask questions of your data in plain language and get answers you can understand.

Smarter business intelligence built for any industry

Improve factories, products and customer satisfaction

  • Track equipment and inventory usage throughout location and time to minimize costs
  • Optimize the supply chain, evaluate the performance of your suppliers, negotiate better terms and conditions
  • Ensure timely product deliveries and maximize quality while minimizing production and manufacturing costs

Increase inventory visibility and improve customer satisfaction

  • Improve supply chain responsiveness, within your company and outside your company
  • Know precisely what you hold in your inventory to reduce stockouts and use point-of-sale information to learn which products are most desired by your customers
  • Improve direct-to-customer replenishment or delivery

Deliver better health outcomes with smart, modern and intelligent analytics

  • Improve emergency care, manage regulation compliance and ensure seamless treatment for patients
  • Get reports on potential drug interactions, so you can better ensure that patient safety is never compromised
  • Optimize drug dosing and efficacy, identify the right target population, improve the administration of clinical trials and glean deeper insights from your data

Featured solution

IBM Cognos Analytics

Drive smarter decisions throughout your organization with an all-in-one platform for all of your self-service needs. Empower people with an AI Assistant plus embedded smarts to help prepare data and to help surface hidden insights within a governed framework.


IBM Planning Analytics

Planning, budgeting, forecasting and multidimensional analysis powered by IBM TM1®.

SPSS Modeler

IBM SPSS® Modeler is the graphical data science and predictive analytics platform for users with all skill levels to develop and deploy analytics at scale to improve business outcomes.

IBM Watson Studio

IBM Watson® Studio  accelerates the machine learning and deep learning workflows required to infuse AI into your business to drive innovation. It provides tools for data scientists, application developers and subject matter experts to collaboratively and easily work with data and use that data to build and train models at scale.

IBM Watson Explorer

This content analytics and cognitive search platform is powered by machine learning. Get access to actionable insights from all your data to help achieve better business outcomes. 


Build trust in your data

Good information is the foundation for good decisions. You can’t accurately answer “What’s happening?” in your business without first asking: “Is the data correct?” See how IBM can help.

Not all business intelligence solutions are created equal

Read this report from Aberdeen Research to learn how you can keep ahead of the competition. Learn about the key business-intelligence components and capabilities that best-in-class companies use to stay competitive.

The top-ranked business intelligence solutions

See why IBM has been named a market leader in the recent BARC Score Business Intelligence report.

Webinar center

Explore trending business intelligence topics from industry analysts and subject matter experts.  

Client success

Analytics helps students stay in school

Leaders at the University of Florida knew that data about student behavior could hold valuable information about student retention and used IBM Cognos Analytics to turn data into actionable insight for faculty and administrators.

Analytics helped this business grow

A major US insurer upgraded its analytics environment with IBM Cognos Analytics — unlocking new self-service capabilities that help business users find answers for themselves.

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