What is IBM Planning Analytics?

IBM Planning Analytics, powered by IBM TM1®, is an integrated planning solution designed to promote collaboration across the organization and help keep pace with the speed of modern business. With a powerful calculation engine, this enterprise performance management solution helps you move beyond the limits of spreadsheets, automating the planning process to drive faster, more accurate results. Simplify oceans of data by unifying data sources into one single repository and empowering users to build sophisticated, multidimensional models that drive more reliable forecasts. 

Key features of the integrated planning tool include:

  • Microsoft Excel interface for easy adoption
  • Multidimensional models to attain deeper insights
  • Deployment options on cloud or on premises
  • Easy-to-use self-service reporting and visualization tools
  • Unlimited what-if scenario modeling in personal sandbox

Business benefits using an integrated analytics solution

AI-infused planning

Automated model creation, natural language processing, and cognitive help make it even quicker and easier to create an accurate plan.

Superior scale for growing businesses

Acquire insights quickly and adjust plans in real time, even if the face of growing data complexity – without changing existing business processes.

A functionality boost for spreadsheets

Protect your investment in Microsoft Excel while transcending the limitations of spreadsheets. Use a familiar interface with more robust features.


Which cloud option is right for you?

IBM Planning Analytics trial edition

Free 30-day trial of IBM Planning Analytics.

IBM Planning Analytics Express

On-premises planning, budgeting and forecasting for workgroups and midsize companies.

IBM Planning Analytics Digital Pack

Cloud-based planning, budgeting and forecasting for workgroups and midsize companies.

IBM Planning Analytics for enterprise

Enterprise-scale performance management available on premises and on the cloud, with additional options and unlimited scalability.

A look inside IBM Planning Analytics

Solution areas



Financial planning and analysis (FP&A)



Supply chain planning



Marketing planning



Sales planning

Human resources (HR)

Human resources (HR)

Workforce planning

Information technology (IT)

Information technology (IT)

IT planning

What's new in IBM Planning Analytics

Enterprise performance management news

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud FP&A

Integrated planning: the key to agile enterprise performance management

IBM moves into the Gartner Leaders Quadrant for Cloud FP&A. IBM Planning Analytics streamlines the planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis process for organizations of all sizes.

BARC Research Study: The Planning Survey 18

BARC Research Study: The Planning Survey 19

The world’s largest survey of planning software users gives IBM top ranks across 25 KPIs, including ease of use, planning functionality, business value, user experience and scenario analysis.

IBM Planning Analytics data sheet

IBM Planning Analytics data sheet

Learn how self-service planning and analytics deliver the agility you need to steer your business forward.

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