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

Automate planning, budgeting, forecasting and analysis processes. Go beyond spreadsheets to create efficiency and remove manual steps.

SPSS Modeler

Create and train machine-learning models without coding with IBM SPSS® Modeler. Boost data science team productivity with complete algorithms and models ready for immediate use.

IBM Watson Studio

Build and train models at scale in a collaborative, comprehensive environment — IBM Watson® Studio. Operationalize data science with enhanced visual modeling and automated deep learning.

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.

Winning at enterprise analytics a holistic approach to BI

This report provides a snapshot into a Best-in-Class strategy for analytical success in the enterprise using BI.

Quantitative Assessment of the IBM Cognos Analytics Value Proposition

This paper uses a Total Value of Ownership (TVO) model that quantifies some of the key interrelated cost and value drivers/differentiators of the IBM Cognos Analytics

Client success

Connect business users to insights with self-service analytics

Learn how IBM client upgraded its business intelligence capabilities with IBM® Cognos® Analytics—unlocking new self-service capabilities to help teams get insights faster.

Take flight with analytic agility and control

WestJet Airlines Ltd., a Canadian airline, uses new dashboard, mapping and data visualization features in IBM Cognos Analytics to ensure customers enjoy their flight.

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.

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