IBM® Planning Analytics with Watson solution brief

Learn how IBM Planning Analytics with Watson accelerates planning and forecasting cycles and allows for collaboration across the business.


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Discover how IBM Planning Analytics with Watson can work for you with best practice guides, industry use cases, planning models and more.


Try Planning Analytics with Watson at no cost for 30 days

Create multidimensional plans, budgets and forecasts.
Interactive dashboards and enterprise reports – Up to five users can join the same trial instance.
Explore prebuilt planning solutions by industry and use cases.

Integrated planning & analysis

Continuous, integrated planning & analysis blog series

Extended Planning & Analysis (xP&A)

Learn what xP&A is, why it is important, and how it is evolving the role of finance. 

The Future of Financial Planning & Analysis with Digital Transformation

Learn how to modernize your FP&A practice in order to adopt strategies that are focused on process automation, agility, transparency and metric-based insights.

Supply chain planning in an xP&A world

See how supply chain leaders are using integrated planning solutions today to make decisions with a synthesized view of the organization in mind.

Supply chain planning in an xP&A world 2.0

Learn how companies achieve greater inventory accuracy with xP&A solutions.

IBM Planning Analytics delivers continuous integration with Watson

See how IBM Planning Analytics with Watson can provide a truly modern, AI-powered planning solution complete with the strongest scenario planning capabilities in the industry, empowering you to plan continuously.

How xP&A can save your workforce

Learn how to improve workforce planning, and ultimately employee satisfaction, by evolving planning boundaries beyond HR to include collaboration among all departments.

Customer videos


Makes changes to their income statement, balance sheet and cashflow in real time.

Vapo Oy

Uses Planning Analytics with Watson to reduce complexity and implement a new sustainable business model.

Stein Mart

Drives better reporting results for Stein Mart by helping gather data and simplifying it.

Pebble Beach

Analyzes inventory levels, optimizes purchasing, and makes better use of merchandise with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson.

Sunbelt Rentals

Optimizes their planning processes and produces new data and reports in a short amount of time with IBM Planning Analytics with Watson and Cognos Analytics. 

Montage International

Expands luxury properties rapidly through the real-time visibility that IBM Planning Analytics with Watson and Cognos Analytics provide.

Case studies



Upgrades to new Planning Analytics in just eight weeks for improved performance and adoption by more than 500 users across the organization for outcome planning and forecasting.

London South Bank University

London South Bank University

Speeds up monthly payroll planning processes by 85%.

Goodpack IBC (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Goodpack IBC (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Reduces budget collation by 108 hours per quarter, helping turn multiple versions of the budget around faster.



Takes less than five days to consolidate group financials, 10 days faster than the previous method.

Länsförsäkringar AB

Länsförsäkringar AB

Drives precision in long-term forecasts by increasing planning cycles to 10 annually.


IBM Planning Analytics with Watson FP&A Demo

Discover how Planning Analytics with Watson can be used to create a financial plan that applies across the enterprise.

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson Supply Chain Planning Demo

See how predictive baselines help improve demand forecast accuracy.

IBM Planning Analytics with Watson Workforce Planning Demo

Learn how IBM Planning Analytics with Watson can help you create more accurate and agile workforce plans.