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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.

Read Gartner’s “Innovation Insight for Extended Planning and Analysis (xP&A)" report ➝

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

Finance

Ancestry: Makes FP&A on the IBM Cloud part of their DNA

Ancestry: Makes FP&A on the IBM Cloud part of their DNA (02:05)

Finance

Improve the accuracy and reliability of your financial plans and forecasts and create a holistic view of performance with continuous integrated planning.

Supply chain

Carhartt: Smarter supply chain planning with IBM Planning Analytics

Carhartt: Smarter supply chain planning with IBM Planning Analytics (01:30)

Supply chain

Build synchronized, agile and resilient supply chains with an integrated planning process.

Sales

Pebble Beach creating the best shopping experience with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson

Pebble Beach creating the best shopping experience with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson (04:18)

Sales

Deliver comprehensive analytics, greater forecast accuracy, growth in top-line revenue and shorter sales cycles.

Workforce

Mueller + IBM: Skilling up a small town workforce

Mueller + IBM: Skilling up a small town workforce (01:25)

Workforce

Develop a dynamic workforce blueprint that enhances business operations and strategies.

Marketing

Grupo Boticário: Predicting consumer demand for cosmetics with insight that is more than skin-deep

Grupo Boticário: Predicting consumer demand for cosmetics with insight that is more than skin-deep (03:41)

Marketing

Determine the right marketing mix and resources to drive the highest ROI.

IT

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IT Planning

Dynamically plan, track and manage IT projects and IT portfolio to help determine ROI.

Real-world results

Swisscom

Swisscom

Swisscom’s month-end closing processes are much faster than with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson, requiring approximately 50% less time.

Mawgif

Mawgif

By analyzing and managing data in real time, Mawgif increased operational performance by 10%, through revenue and efficiency optimization and discovered and prevented theft.

Novolex

Novolex

Novolexreduced their supply chain forecasting process by 83% and improved their inventory position by about 16% with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson.

Bravida

Bravida

Bravida enhanced long-term planning capabilities and reduced budgeting cycles by 90% with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson.

Continental Foods

Continental Foods

Continental Foods implemented IBMPlanning Analytics with Watson to gain a more granular view of product sales, helping it build accurate forecasts and boost competitiveness by reacting faster in changing markets.

Carhartt

Carhartt

The IBM Planning Analytics with Watson solution helps Carhartt intelligently predict demand and automate replenishment, so that it can deliver the highest possible service level to its wholesale customers.

GKN Aerospace

GKN Aerospace

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson provides project managers with in-depth insight into the skills available across its engineering team, improving resource allocation and collaboration.

Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds

Allen Edmonds transformed the way it analyzes its business, using IBM Planning Analytics with Watson to make better recommendations on assortments, inventory and pricing.

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